Get a lesson in fly casting while trout are hungry

September 6, 2013 

Seattle resident Tom Quinn made the trek to Henderson Bay this summer to enjoy some fly fishing for trout during a low tide.

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This is one of the best times of year to go fly fishing. The trout eagerly feed as they prepare for the winter as the dense insect hatches diminish. Trout are looking for a fly on the water.

This also is a good time to learn how to fly cast. With proper instruction, fly casting is fairly simple.

Through Sportsman’s Warehouse, Darrel and Michael Martin will present a talk called “The Fundamentals of Fly Casting” from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. The single-day class introduces students to angling equipment, leaders, knots and the fundamentals of fly casting.

The session combines instruction, demonstration and practice on private waters. In addition, there is instruction on rod assembly and care, stance, hook removal, as well as various casting techniques.

Instructors include Darrel Martin, certified by the International Federation of Fly-Fishers (United States) and the Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (United Kingdom) and experienced shop staffers.

If you have your own equipment (rod, reel with backing, floating line and leader), you should bring it. If desired, equipment is available for free day-long loan during this class. Students should also have raingear, a brimmed hat and protective eyewear. Students also are encourage to bring lunch and drink.

Cost of the class is $50, cash only. A partial payment of $30 will reserve a spot.

For further information on this and other classes, call Sportsman’s Warehouse at 253-835-4100.

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