We have been busy here at the shop working on our Winter Projects. we have been putting together fly tying kits for our beginning classes, and putting together special topic fly tying classes. Another winter time project is marking down all the inventory that has been discontinued for the upcoming season. As of right now we have some selected Jackets from Simms on sale. This is a great time to get a new Gore Tex wading jacket from Simms at an awesome price. The only time we can put these items on sale is when they are being discontinued, and that doesn’t happen very often.
Rollin and Jimmy went fishing this last week, stop by and talk to them about it. They caught lots of fish and had a good time. I haven’t made it out yet. Probably tomorrow.
Todd Lanning is tying on Sat. morning. Todd is the General Manager of South Fork Outfitters. Todd is an extremely talented fly tier, and loves to share information about the South Fork to those willing to listen. I love watching Todd tie so don’t be surprised to see me sitting in the back corner Sat. morning watching him.
We are wanting to update the photos on our photo gallery. We are looking for fish photos that suggest the fish was released. The photo of the trout in the gravel next to your fly rod is hard to post because it looks like its about to die regardless if it was released or not. We really like “hero shots,” pictures of women and kids holding fish and anything related to fly fishing. If you have a eye for photography send us some photos and we will get them posted on the site. email them to [email protected]
Just wanted to give you all an update of the flow situation for the South Fork. Flows have been increased to 1900 cfs. to make room in the reservoir. Midges have been hatching on the warmer days. Still not a lot of options for floating at this point. Call or stop by the shop for advice and up to the minute info.
Just to give you guys a quick update. We still have room in our fly tying classes that are coming up. Also we just got a bunch on new fishing DVD’s in, including the long awaited Skagit Master 2 with Scott Howell. Come check out the DVD’s, nothing like a little fish porn to get you excited to go fishing!
Here at the shop we made it through the Holidays. We always do Inventory the week between Christmas and New Years, its not something all of us here at the shop look forward to because every item in the store needs to be counted, including every fly. Once all of our inventory is counted we start on the paperwork. We had a great year and thanks to all of our customers who support us. We hope you all had a good 2010 and we are looking forward to 2011.
One of the first things we are going to start 2011 off with is our Fly Tying Classes. We will be offering Beginning Fly Tying and Special Topics Classes. Our beginning class starts right at the very basics of fly tying, and teaches the students a solid foundation for tying many different types of patterns. This class covers everything from a #4 Wolley Bugger to #16 Dry Flies. Our special topics class is designed to focus on specific topics. In the past we have taught classes on Streamers, Stoneflies, Beadhead patterns, and Tube Flies. These classes will be available again for those of you who missed them last winter. However I am interested in organizing more special topics courses and if there is a topic you have an interest in, let us know and we will put it together. Check out the Tying Class Schedule on our website or by clicking here for the upcoming classes.