NICK GROVES is one of the Lovefest tiers whose patterns all his colleagues want to check out.
Since driving down from Ontario with fellow Canadian Jason King quite a few years back Nick has quietly established a solid reputation as an innovator in the streamer game, with his canny blending of new and old materials
Nick has recently been made an Ambassador for Renzetti and its materials arm R Distribution and we are super stoked to have Nick as our second Streamer Lovefest tying class instructors. Earlier in the day OG streamer tier Russ Maddin will teach a morning session.
Nick will unveil new streamer that he has been working on and testing in 2019.
Lots of legendary influences on this one and boils down to a fly that has serious dance moves in the water. Here you will learn about the thought that goes into fly design and how to blend new and old materials and techniques to produce a fly that gives the desired result on the strip. This bug can be scaled up or down to cover the water you fish, and crosses over multiple target species.
The Modest Mouse is a new pattern that has been getting beat up pretty good this year when the lights go out. This is a low weight, big profile rodent that incorporates some different materials and techniques and is a must have for those looking to up their darkness game.
The two classes will precede our annual Streamer Lovefest streamer party and fundraiser where you can get to watch and meet some of Streamer tying’s finest and most colorful exponents.
Along with Nick Groves, the Godfather Kelly Galloup will be returning, plus our local streamer designers Chad Johnson, Alex Lafkas and Steve Dally and a host of talent including well known commercial tiers Michael Schmidt and Rich Strolis.
Russ’s class will kick off at 8.30 am and run till midday while Nick’s class will start at 1pm and run till 4.30pm
Cost is $60 a head These classes have traditionally been over subscribed so we require full payment up front. In the event of an emergency, we will endeavor to sell your spot to another class member. In the event we resell and fill your spot, you will get a full refund.
Both classes are for advanced tiers, familiar with streamer tying. Only 8 spots available January 25: Bring you own vice, light, tools and thread. Materials provided.
Call 870 435 6166 to secure your spot
It was tough to convince Nick to get off the water for this class, and you definitely don’t wanna miss out!