IT’S BACK ON AGAIN _ and the 2015 Streamer Season was hard to top but we are trying.
We have scheduled tying classes with both Kelly Galloup and Mike Schmidt, our ever popular streamer technique class, and of course the kickoff party without equal_ the 2016 STREAMER LOVEFEST.
Water level in the lakes are nice and high, promising plenty of water come January and February and there are some sensation fish in the river. Three browns pushing or over 10 pounds for 2015 with our guides is pretty sensational doing.
So here is the schedule:
LAFKAS/JOHNSON STREAMER CLASS: 8.30-4.30 $225
The ideal means of figuring out this streamer game. Half a day with classroom session in the morning and an afternoon in a driftboat, putting the lessons into practice.
The morning session details the why’s and how’s of locating and catching trophy brown trout on big streamers. Feeding habits, equipment choice, fly selection will all be covered. There will be an hour break around 11.30am for students to have lunch and prepare for the water session.
The afternoon is spent in drift boats on the White River, learning how to handle heavy rods (7wt or 8wt) with sinking lines, presentation techniques. There will also be some “classroom time” on the river. Don’t think of this as a fishing trip, but a class to get you ready for a guide trip.
KELLY GALLOUP MODERN STREAMERS TYING CLASS
9.30-4.30 $100 8 people max. This is a class best for advanced tyers.
A full day with the Godfather of Modern Streamers, learning his latest patterns and techniques. Kelly is always super-informative and loves sharing knowledge. He remains at the forefront of streamer design, with a host of new patterns being released this season. Take the class stay ahead of the game.
Bring your own vice, light and tools. Materials included.
MICHAEL SCHMIDT TYING CLASSES
9am-12pm ‘6/7 Weight Articulation’ $50. Max 8 people. Advanced techniques
1pm-4pm ‘8/9 Weight Articulation’ $50. Max 8 people. Advanced techniques
Michael Schmidt is the hottest production streamer tyer in the country. We are constantly amazed at his consistency and technique churning through our orders. Schmidty knows his way around an articulated fly. Learn to tie some of his best patterns and how to tie them right time after time.
The 6/7 Weight Articulation will include smaller patterns the Red Rocket and Meal Ticket. The 8/9 Articulation class will include the Double Deceiver, Voodoo Squatch, Junk Yard Dog, and potentially a demo of the Drunk and Disorderly DDD.
JANUARY 30: 6.30 pm
THE STREAMER LOVEFEST
THE ULTIMATE gathering of the streamer clan. PHENOMENAL TYERS, AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, KILLER FOOD & PHENOMENAL FUN.
A celebration of big flies, big rods, drift boats and of course BIG brown trout. Tyers including Galloup, Schmidt, Johnson, Lafkas, Wise, Dally, Trigg, Chausse.
We will have representation & giveaways from Sage, Rio, Simms, Rainy’s Flies, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Montana Fly Company, Flymen Co and more.