2020 KFF Introduction to Fly Fishing / Fly Casting course is cancelled.
In light of the BC governments announcements on 16 March 2020 and with the health of the students and our KFF member volunteer instructors first in out mind, we are very sad and disappointed in having to cancel the Introduction to Fly Fishing / Fly Casting course for this year.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“We are issuing a new order prohibiting all public gatherings of more than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings and other similar events.”
“We are also consulting with education stakeholders on potential recommendations for school operations following spring break.”
Education is one of the Kalamalka Flyfishers Societies core purposes.
Fly fishing for some, is not only about catching fish on the fly, which is a lot of fun, but also about always learning more. As a new fly fisher or a world champion, in fly fishing there is always more to learn. Adding distance or accuracy to the your cast, reading the water, tying flies or building rods there is no end to what you can learn.
The Introduction to Fly Tying course and an Introduction to Fly Fishing / Fly Casting course each run once a year and will get the beginner started or a good refresher for the the person who has been away for a while and want to get back into tying flies or fly fishing.
When it comes to getting kids started in fly tying or fly fishing we can offer a wide range classes tailored made for the kids. For the 2014 Girl Guides SOAR in Enderby, the Kalamalka Flyfishers Society set up two stations. At one station the girls learned the basics of how to tie flies while at the other they learned the basics of casting a fly rod. We have helped local Scouts earn their fishing badge and gone into the schools to introduce students to fly tying over a number of classes.