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Register Now for the 2017 Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele Workshop!

Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot are sponsoring a one day workshop on Saturday June 24, 2017. The featured presenters will be Rick Hafele and Dave Hughes. They are the co-authors of Western Hatches, which many consider to be the definitive book on this topic

The course will include a presentation followed by streamside collection and identification of insects. This is followed by a session on matching the insects with the best flies. Demonstrations of best fishing techniques for dry fly, wet fly, and nymph fishing will follow. At the end of the day ,one-on-one casting tune-ups will be available from certified IFFF casting instructors.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. The dinner is a Bar-BQ with beer and wine included. Evening entertainment follows. The event will be held at Steve Lilburn’s Hannon House south of Darby. B&B rooms are available through Steve as well as RV spots with electric hook ups. Tent camping is also available and a restroom is on site. For reservations contact Steve at We will be selling Bar-BQ tickets separately so spouses or others can join us for the dinner and entertainment portion.

Participation is limited to the first 25 registrants. Cost is $150 for FFB and TU members and $175 for nonmembers.

Sign up at using the registration form on the website of FFB which is A deposit of $50 insures you a place at the event which is limited to the first 25 who sign up and pay the full program cost. A portion of the Funds over and above the program cost will be earmarked for a Bitter Root Water Forum Project.

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