Each month Harry Murray discusses some fly fishing questions that he is asked through emails and phone calls. This month he discusses the advantages to using a wading staff and snake bite kits, how to clean and waterproof your dry flies with Murray’s Dry Fly Floatant, and dressing your leaders. Also, how was the Mr. Rapidan Dry Fly and Murray’s Hellgrammite pattern developed?
When I teach my winter fly tying classes, the beginning fly tyers are amazed how quickly they learn to tie great deer hair bass bugs. I teach this with two simple rules, (1) Be sure to clean out all of the short hair and fuzz from each pinch of deer hair before you tie it on and (2) Keep a bare hook shank ahead of each pinch of deer hair you tie on.
This two hour class will teach you how to tie drys, nymphs, streamers and deer hair bass bugs. We do not supply the materials, you can purchase a fly tying kit from us or watch!
Learn to tie your own flies! Tying flies is a great way save money and to keep active during the cold winter months. We will be offering Fly Tying Classes in December and February that will teach you to tie trout and bass flies. We will be covering deer hair bass bugs, streamers, dry flies and wet flies. We do not supply the materials. You can purchase one of our basic fly tying kits, bring your own materials, or just watch as Harry Murray ties sample flies. Cost $20/pp
We have had a lot of requests for the dates of our 2009 On The Stream Fly Fishing Schools so, here are the links to each respective schools dates.
Click this link for the Smallmouth Bass On The Stream School dates.
Click this link for the Mountain Trout On The Stream School dates.
Also, we have several Fly Tying Classes and topic specific Winter Classroom talks scheduled through the winter. These are a fun way to fend off cabin fever on these short days.
As many of you experienced last year, these schools fill quickly. Space is limited to ensure optimum instructor/ student ratios.
Give us a call (540-984-4212) or drop us an email us with questions or to sign up.