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Pure Dry Fly Skills
Pure Dry Fly Skills – 3rd – 5th June 2013
Dry fly fishing is for many the epitome of the elegance that inspires many people to take up fly fishing in the first place, but success with this facet of fly fishing can be a bit hit and miss. This course is designed to help improving fly anglers get a deeper understanding of what is required to be a more successful dry fly fisher. By learning to control the layout of the fly line on the water we can get our flies to drift without being dragged by surface currents, this then makes our flies look more natural to the trout and will increase takes. This control of the fly line is done through the use of mends and curved casts, which is the basis for this course.
Is this course for you?
This course is for if you already have some experience of fly fishing, whether it is at a very basic or an intermediate, level but you specifically want to improve your dry fly skills. You would like to learn more of the presentation casts that will improve your “drag free drift” allowing your flies to float naturally for longer making them more enticing to trout.
This course is for if you love dry fly fishing but think that you could improve. Feel free to give Frank a call and chat about your level of experience; 01594 541 229 or drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsure if this is for you? Which course should I attend? Come and meet Frank and visit Gliffaes before you commit. See about our open days in March and April.
What will I learn?
Amongst other things you will learn and practice the following:
- General fly-casting, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your casting.
- Presentation casts such as; slack line casts, mends, bends curves and wiggles!!
- Leader set ups to improve presentation.
- Fly selection.
Course Dates and costs:
(DF1) 3-5 June 2013
The cost for the course is £275 which includes refreshments and lunch but NOT B&B. This leaves you free to choose what type of you room you would like to stay in. The course will run from 1pm to 7pm daily so we can take advantage of the early evening rise (hopefully). There will be some time each day spent on the lawns perfecting casting techniques.
Full payment for the course is required on booking and no refund will be given on cancellation unless we can re-sell your place on the course. Gliffaes reserves the right to cancel the course if there is not sufficient interest or conditions prevent fishing. A full refund will be given in these instances. Courses are open to a maximum of two non-residents. There will be no more than six people on each course.
What equipment should I bring on this course?
- Hat and polarised glasses.
- 8 1/2 or 9ft 4 or 5 weight rod
- Line clippers / scissors / nail clippers
- A selection of 9 and 12ft tapered leaders with a 5x and 6x point.
- Chest waders (theses are essential to get the best out of the fishing)
- A wading staff, if you use one.
- Dry fly floatant
- Deagreaser: Leader sink/fullers earth paste/mud
- Net for landing fish
- Selection of dry flies
- Waterproof jacket
- Sweater or fleece
- Small rucksack or fishing vest.
Would you like to book now or ask some questions? Please give us a call on 01874 730 371 or drop us a message.
(Unsure where to buy these flies or the equipment? Call Frank who carries a stock of all this and he can bring it to the start of the course for you.
Telephone: 01594 541 229 mobile 07824 363 376 email: email@example.com)