INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING
INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING – The 2020 Kalamalka Flyfishers Introduction to Fly Tying course will begin on Tuesday, 21 Jan and run until Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 at the KFF meeting room. The course runs every Tuesday 7:30pm – 9:30pm for 10 nights. Registration is open on Sunday, 24 Nov either online at www.gvrec.ca or in person at the Recreation Centre, 3310 37th Avenue, Vernon. Cost of the course is $87.60 + $16 manual fee. Extra costs for tools and supplies will apply. Details will be given on the first night of the course.
The course is designed for the person interested in getting into fly tying. Emphasis is on basic fly tying techniques, construction and material used. Fly fishing methods, presentation and aquatic entomology of the fly is also discussed.
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.