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  SPEY CASTING CLINIC - All Levels Welcome!

Matthews Beach Park - Seattle, WA
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8 am till 11 am
Map Links - Matthews Beach Park
No charge for this event, just make sure to RSVP!

To Register - Call, stop by or email the shop (206.362.4030). We are open at 10 am everyday!

Note: When emailing, please provide your full name, phone number and if you need to borrow a rod.

Waders and boots are required for the clinic.

Visit our Calendar for upcoming clinics.

Wading into the upper Skykomish with Spey rod in hand.

No charge for this event, just make sure to RSVP!

Join us on the lake and try your hand at two-handed casting. If you are a seasoned Spey caster, or just looking to try it out, you will benefit from this free clinic. We will have an array of shorter head demo lines from Airflo, Rio and Nextcast (including Nextcast 40 and 45, Compact Skagit, Skagit Max, Scandi and Rage shooting heads).

Or try a mid-belly line like a Delta Spey II or Nextcast 55 or 70 foot head. If this is all just gibberish to you, then feel free to stop by and watch.

Make sure to bring your waders and boots, or hip boots, as you will need to get your feet wet for this clinic.

New to fly fishing? We offer Intro to Fly Fishing classes as well.

Tom Larimer with a nice Deschutes Steelhead.

We hope to see you on the lake!


Date: TBD
Starts at 6pm, $50 per student, and bring a notepad!
Students receive a half dozen flies designed by Phil and tied by Montana Fly Company.
In shop slide show and discussion from 6 pm till 9 pm

Space limited!

You are invited to join stillwater specialist Phil Rowley for an evening with the goal of taking your stillwater skills to the next level through The Avid Angler Advanced Stillwater Strategies and Tactics seminar. Here is a cross section of what you will learn: Understanding and choosing the correct stillwater fly line Strategies and tactics to catch fish in the toughest of conditions Understanding and using electronics to your benefit How to consistently make the correct fly choice Leader construction and knots including droppers Understanding stillwater food sources and flies and techniques to imitate them Advanced chironomid tactics Presentation and retrieves Plus much more! Join us at the shop for an informative clinic with a stillwater master.

To Register - Call, stop by or email the shop (206.362.4030). We are open at 10 am everyday!
Note: When emailing, please provide your full name and phone number.

We hope to see you in class!

Phil Rowley Labrador Brook Trout

  Tying Steelhead Flies, with Dec Hogan

"I am ambitious with this one! I will be tying four flies during our tie-along class. Yes, that's four flies! You will learn techniques that can be applied to an infinite number of steelhead flies during the 3-hour session. We will be tying a standard classic style fly and a more contemporary style of wiggly critter. Hope to see you there!" - Dec Hogan

Winter 2017-18 dates TBD - Tying Steelhead Flies

$75 per person

We once again lured Dec Hogan into the shop to showcase his fly tying skills. Dec will teach you the skills to tie marabous, shrimp, muddlers and spey flies. Join us from 6 - 9 pm at the shop for hands-on help from Dec. Space is limited.

To Register: Email us at, or call 206-362-4030

Materials included, please bring your own vice and tools.

Spey Casting with Dec Hogan Look for this to be an interactive class that brings Spey casting and steelhead fishing to life!


Tying Steelhead Patterns with April Vokey
Dates TBD!

Per Session - $75

Space is limited!

Call to get on our "class hopefuls list" and we will alert you next time April is back in the area. In the meantime, check out our spey casting lessons and steelhead fly tying course.

E-mail or call to reserve your spot -

We're hosting April Vokey from Fly Gal Ventures in British Columbia for a fun and easy-going class aimed at tying big, gnarly winter flies. April will guide us through some of the finer points of tying patterns that make steelhead go nuts no matter where they swim!

Join April on-the-water for a Spey School on Saturday before the tying class.

From April's site, "One of the great things about fishing for B.C.'s wild steelhead are the animated and lively flies that seem to attract these feisty fish so regularly." Students are required to bring their own tools, however, all materials will be provided.
Gather around our comfortable tying table and observe, evaluate and conquer every tying step as April walks each student through the process.

  STILLWATER FLY TYING - Intermediate Fly Tying

Date: Wednesday 21st

6pm to 9pm, $75 per student, vice and tools required, materials provided

Join us in shop after the Fly Fishing Show for a hands-on tying clinic with one of the masters. Phil Rowley has developed numerous flies and techniques that he will share with you in class.

Phil on his tying seminar, "The sport of fly-fishing is made up of many factors. Once of the most important and interesting is the comprehensive understanding of what organisms' trout feed upon. This program details the many organisms that are available to trout in stillwaters and links their unique characteristics to the vice, the foundation principle for my book, Fly Patterns for Stillwaters (available at The Avid Angler). Discussion points include what materials work best and why, key features and triggers along with a host of other tips. This program provides the stillwater fly fisher and tyer with the bridge between natural and imitation."

Check out Phil's site for an amazing amount of information about fishing stillwaters. Fly Craft Angling

To Register - Call, stop by or email the shop (206.362.4030). We are open at 10 am everyday!
Note: When emailing, please provide your full name and phone number.

We hope to see you in class!

Phil Rowley Strip Tease Damsel

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