The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Warmwater Fly Fishing

Warmwater Fly Fishing Bass, Bream, Perch, etc...

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By kcjerryd

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2013, 01:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 14
kcjerryd is on a distinguished road
Default Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Workshop

My son-in-law, Jordan, and I attended a Fly Tying and Fly Casting workshop at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center in Guthrie Center, Iowa on October 5 & 6. The workshop was put on by the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association (HFFA). Jordan found the workshop on-line. He's pretty new to fly fishing and I'm pretty new to fly tying.

My wife and I drove up from Kansas City. Mom and daughter spent some quality time together (shopping) while Jordan and I attended the workshop.

The workshop was very entertaining and informative. The HFFA put together a very good presentation with lots of material and subjects being covered. The instructors (9 of them) were all very knowledgeable, friendly and very interested in helping all the participants. Fly casting, fly fishing and fly tying were the main topics for the weekend.

We all had the opportunity to tie flies, practice our casting and fish. We learned how to tie the “wunder fly”. It proved to be extremely productive on the river when we fished Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Multiple species of fish seemed to like the silver & white combination of the fly/jig. I caught a catfish, a walleye, a few bluegill and more crappie than I could count with it. While the crappie were plentiful, they would not have made much of a fish fry. The average size was around 4″ long.

Overall, the workshop was well worth the trip.

After fishing with the "wunder fly" and learning to tie it, I can see a new "hobby/habit" beginning to take root.


The "Wunder fly"
Click the image to open in full size.
mcnerney and baseman1 like this.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2013, 02:00 PM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 13,481
Blog Entries: 49
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Workshop

Getting hands on training to tie flies goes a long ways in helping a person understand the process, congrats!

Larry
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The fly fisherman's workshop vintage fly fishing book look 1$nr Ebay USA Fishing Books for sale 0 10-05-2011 05:11 PM
Cinderworm Workshop Rip Tide Saltwater Fly Fishing 5 06-29-2011 08:08 AM
My flies and mini-workshop thewoodsman General Discussion 4 04-16-2011 06:22 PM
Ithaca's 16th Annual Winter Fly Tying Workshop will begin its eight-session run on Ja Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 12-02-2008 05:36 AM
Fly fishing workshop set in Blanchard (The Oklahoman) Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 08-26-2008 04:20 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.