Posted on 14th Apr 2017
Rapidly advance your learning curve to quickly understand and apply the
essential elements necessary to catch trout on a fly rod. The overview
of this course will cover casting, rigging, understanding hatches and
the related flies that should be in your fly box. Bring your own
equipment, or we can make arrangements to rent whatever gear you may
need. This class is limited to four people to ensure individual
attention. A free laminated map of the Farmington River’s pools, riffles
and runs along with a new hatch chart will be given out.
At days end after the class, you will be able to fly fish competently on your own. Specific topics include aeriel and roll casting, casting with an indicator, dry fly and nymphing casting techniques, mending, rigging leaders & tippet, knots, Farmington River hatches and the associated flies, how to correctly use a wading staff to wade safely, how to locate trout and the major pools to fish on the Farmington River.
Mark Roy Swenson is a commercial artist and illustrator with a Bachelor of Science degree in teaching. He has been a guide in CT for over 40 years. Please review his bio on the Upcountry’s web site under Guides. This class is being offered on two separate dates: Sunday, April 29th, or Saturday May 13th, both starting at 9:00 a.m and ending at approximately 4pm, with a lunch break in the middle- please bring a brown bag lunch. These classes are very popular and fill up quickly. Call UpCountry at 860-379-1952 to secure your reservation today. Cost is $150, paid in full in advance, nonrefundable. Class happens rain or shine, so please bring a raincoat.
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