Don't Miss This!!!
Matching Western Hatches Workshop June 4th or 5th, Hamilton, MT
Featuring Dave Hughes
Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot and the Bitterroot Chapter of Trout Unlimited are jointly sponsoring a workshop featuring the well-known fly fishing author Dave Hughes. Dave has written over 20 fly fishing books and focuses on stream entomology, including the very informative and readable Handbook of Hatches.
The seminar will be a daylong session beginning with a classroom session at 8 AM at the Corvallis school. The morning session, which lasts until noon, will include numerous color slides of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, damselflies, dragonflies, water boatman, back swimmers, alderflies, scuds, terrestrials, and even bait fish. Dave’s color photography have been collected over the past 30 years and are quite spectacular. Dave will explain how to recognize insects, select effective imitations, and present these flies as natural insects in front of feeding trout.
You will be on your own for lunch. At 1:00 PM, we will meet at a streamside site to begin the hands-on portion of the session. The class of 25 will divide into two groups. Half the class will work with Dave to collect insects from the stream and identify them. The other half will receive some tune-up casting instruction from Richard Sagara. Richard is a certified IFFF casting instructor, but more importantly, he is a good teacher. You will definitely come away with some improvements to your casting. Halfway through the afternoon session the groups will switch.
After the session, we will host an informal gathering to get to know Dave and Dick and share a cool beverage.
Cost for the seminar is $50 for members of Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot and Bitterroot Trout Unlimited. Nonmembers may attend for $60.
To Register please indicate your preferred day, and send your name, phone number and email address to Dward451@comcast.net.