I enjoy a lot of things about being a guide: the outdoors, the strategy, the beauty of the fishery, but most of all the people. My passion in becoming a guide developed from my desire to teach people about fly fishnig. I was (and still am) fortunate to have a great support cast of some awesome dudes that were willing to teach me many of the things I know about fly fishing. I have a sense of responsibility to continue being an advocate for the sport I love. So when I heard Craig Dennison was going to offer another Fly Fishing Camp this year, I gave him a call to see if I could help out. Thankfully, Craig was happy to take me up on my offer.
The owner of Creative Themes, Bob Remis, was kind enough to let us use his space (and a cool space it is - check out other opportunities at Creative Themes here). Craig and I are offering two one-day Fly Fishing Camps. The camps are Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, June 23. Both camps will be held 9am-5pm and cost $45 (we even provide lunch...). Programs are limited to 20 participants ages 12 to senior. Participants are sure to get an awesome introduction to fly fishing.
Please see description below:
This is a unique, hands-on camp designed for the beginner or less experienced fly fisher. Enhance your fly fishing knowledge, improve your casting, identify aquatic insects/prey, understand tactics for various fisheries, learn new fly patterns, tie your own fly, determine what gear you need for fly fishing and compare notes with fellow anglers. Time will be spent casting and fishing for trout in either Irondequoit Creek, or for largemouth bass, sunfish and carp in the Pond.
Topics covered include:
1.) Equipment needs versus equipment wants. Ways to get started in fly fishing without spending a fortune. Recommendations on popular gear for WNY fisheries.
2.) Overview of fly rod design, materials, reels, lines and leaders and other useful fly fishing accessories.
3.) Practical fishing knots and hands-on practice tying knots.
4.) Basic casting instruction and tips to improve casting
5.) What various fish eat and how to imitate fish prey.
6.) Fly types, fly selection and tying flies. You will be able to tie your own fly and fish it.
7.) Ways to read water and how to approach a fishery.
8.) Presentation tactics for various species of fish.
9.) Recommendations for making the most of superb fishing opportunities in New York State.
10.) Resources in Rochester that benefit the fly fisher.
11.) Fly fishing ethics, conservation, releasing fish and stewardship of our water.
Please share with friends and family that might be interested. Click here for the registration form.