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Pat Torrey "Dy Flies Skills" Clinic, Saturday August 19th, 2017, 9am-1pm

This dry fly skills clinic is based upon the teaching of Pennsylvania legends George Harvey & Joe Humphreys. Pat considers Joe to be one of his personal fly fishing mentors. This approximately 4 hour class (along with some practice) will help put you on the way to being a first class dry fly fisherman. 

Some of the skills that will be taught include:
   1. The basic cast and line manipulations that when coupled with a Harvey slack leader will produce a drag-free drift.
   2. Manipulations that will augment and prolong the length of the drift.
   3. Aerial and water mending including right and left hand curves.
   4. Casting under trees, limbs and other obstructions.
   5. Upstream and downstream presentations.

Once you master making an accurate drag-free drift, your success will increase dramatically. If there is a "secret" to successful dry fly fishing, the drag-free float is it. Pat will also cover special dry fly slack leaders that will make it much easier to get a drag-free presentation. Class is $100 with a 6P max, paid in advance, and non-refundable. This is a rain-or-shine event, so please bring a raincoat. A pad & pen to take notes is also advisable. Clinic will be partly on the water, so bring your rod/reel, waders, dry flies, etc. Call store at 860-379-1952 to book a spot.

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