Introduction to Tenkara June 20th
Whether you are new to the sport of fly fishing or just looking to try something different, this traditional Japanese method of fly fishing has something to offer everyone. Tenkara takes a minimalist approach to the art of fly fishing so getting accustomed to the equipment and technique is very intuitive. You will be amazed at how easy it is to present a fly and catch fish with Tenkara.
We will spend about an hour at the shop going over equipment and rigging and then head to the river for two hours of on water instruction. Class time begins at 9:00am at the shop and will finish at 12:00pm. Class size is limited and spots are available on a first paid basis. Cost is $40 and can be applied towards the purchase of a Tenkara rod within 10 days from taking the class.
Fly Fishing 101: June 6th and July 18th
There is no substitute for focused initial instruction when making a start in fly-fishing. Trying to go it alone, coupled with the perceived cost of equipment and complexity of the sport, often keeps potential fly-fishers from entering and enjoying this magnificent pastime. Whether you are completely new to fly fishing or have just been out of the game for a while this class is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your time on the water and quicken the learning curve. The 101 class covers all the basics of equipment, terminology, knot tying, rigging and fly selection.
This is an all day immersion class that goes well beyond " just the basics" and includes 2 hours of casting instruction, on water fly fishing demonstration and some streamside entomology.
Class size is limited to ensure plenty of time for individual questions and one on one casting instruction. The cost is $100 and includes a $50 Gift Certificate to the shop. Pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. No equipment needed. Class begins at the shop at 9:00am and finishes at 5:00pm.
Women Only Fly Fishing 101: June 14th
The Drift will be hosting a Women's Only Fly Fishing 101 Class. The class will be taught by our own Cat O'Grady and will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Beginning in the shop, the students will be introduced to gear, rigging, flies, entomology, and safety.After a lunch break (sack lunches are welcome and Subway is within walking distance) the class will then hit the water for casting instruction and stream-side demonstrations. The cost for the class is $100.00 and participants will receive a $50.00 dollar gift certificate for The Drift. Class size is limited and demand is high, pre-payment is require to secure your spot. If you have any questions about this class or any other Drift class come by or give us a call at 719-543-3900.
Entomology 101: May 17th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, knowing your insects can be the difference between a great day on the water and a slow one. To help you out The Drift offers a fun way to learn about the aquatic invertebrates which make up the backbone of fly fishing. Our four hour beginner class covers identification, life cycles, fly matching, and how to apply it to your fishing. This class starts in the shop and then moves to the water for stream-side insect collection. The cost is $30.00 and class size is limited.
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