Our Saturday fly tying demo schedule, beginning on November 26th, 2016 and running through February, 2017 is posted on this web site. Take a look to see featured fly tiers and details of this free and totally enjoyable event.
The Snake River Cutthroats, the TU and FFF affiliated club in Idaho Falls, is offering a winter slate of classes. See below.
Beginning Fly Tying begins Tuesday, January 17th at Idaho Falls High School and runs for six weeks. Classes are each Tuesday from 7-9PM. Basic techniques are taught with emphasis on local patterns. Materials are included in the cost of $30. Students (10 yrs and older) must bring a tying vise, scissors, bobbin and other useful tools. Some extra tools will be available at the class. Contact Jeff Armstrong at 208-522-7005.
Fly Rod Building starts with an informational/orientation class on Saturday, January 12th, 6:30-7:30 at All Seasons Angler. Here instructors will help students determine which size rod blank and components to purchase for the class. On Saturday, January 28th rod building class will be held from 10 AM to 5:30 PM at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Cost is $30 and is for novice and expert. A rod can be built for half of retail cost. Contact Wade Allen; 208-390-3130.
It is the time of year when we begin planning our winter fly tying demo schedule. It’s a fun time of year for us contacting candidate tiers and those for which we have requests for repeat demos. This year we offer you a chance to suggest a tier for one of the demos. If you want to suggest one, get in touch with us. Our first demo will be Saturday, November 21st, then every Saturday into March, 2016, unless a holiday interferes. So watch our web site in the upcoming weeks to see who will be featured in this activity which has become an event on the regional fly fishing scene.
The 2015 Eastern Idaho Fly Tying and Fly-Fishing Expo (EIFTE) is set for April 17th and 18th at the Idaho Falls Shilo Inn. The EIFTE is one of the largest fly-fishing shows of its kind. It features programs for women taught by women, programs for youth, and workshops for the experienced and entry level fly-fisher and fly tier. Several product vendors will be present, destination programs will be presented, and a fly tying theater will be in session both days. Over 120 demonstrating fly tiers will showcase their skills during tying sessions both days. Admission is free to the floor where demonstrating tiers, merchandise tables, daytime raffles, and vendors will operate and to the destination programs. Charles Jardine is the featured guest. More details on the EIFTE are available on the www.srcexpo.com web site.
We just wanted to let everyone know we still have three slots available for the Spey Casting Class with Mike McCune and Whitney Gould on Sunday May 18th. If you are interested or would like more information on this class, please give us a call at the shop. This is an awesome opportunity to hone your skills as a caster or learn the basics if you are new to Spey casting!
Also, the Snake River Cutthroats are putting on a Free Casting Clinic TODAY May 6th and Thursday May 8th. This free clinic starts at 6:30 both days does not require you to sign up in advance. This will be a great time so be sure to attend!
We have another awesome book signing coming up on Thursday the 24th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Al Ritt will be in signing copies of his new book 25 Most Versatile Flies. This is a great book and another great opportunity to get your copy personalized! Come on down and check it out.
Chris Hunt will be in here tomorrow (Saturday the 19th) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. signing copies of his new book “Fly Fishing Idaho’s Secret Waters). Be sure to come by and check it out this great new book!
Classes – Fly Casting
BASIC TWO HANDED (SPEY) CASTING CLASS
Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th, 2014
We are excited to host a two handed rod class with instructors Mike McCune and Whitney Gould. Both are well known in the two handed world and will be in Idaho Falls in mid May to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this style of casting.
The class is directed at the beginning to intermediate level caster. The class will cover a variety of casts, line tapers, and familiarize you with a lot of the terminology. Mike and Whitney will teach you which cast is the best based on wind direction, casting room and which side of the river you are fishing from.
We recommend bringing your own tackle however tackle will be available for anyone who does not have a two handed outfit. We’ll be in the water (shallow wading) so hip or chest waders are needed.
There are two dates to choose from: Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th. Both classes will start at 9 am and continue into the afternoon with a break for lunch. Class location is on the Snake river near Idaho Falls. Class size is limited to 6 casters to ensure as much individual instruction from Mike and Whitney.
Class fee is $200.00 per student and includes lunch. Please call the shop to reserve a space or if you have any additional questions.
2014 FLY CASTING CLASS SCHEDULE;
Look for schedule of this class to be posted later in the year.
Below are some particulars that will apply to it.
LOCATION: Tautphaus Park near the Fountains, from 6:30 -8:30pm.
- FEE: $20 Fee per student per session.FOUR STUDENTS PER CLASS
- TACKLE PROVIDED IF NEEDED, NO CHARGE
- BEGINNING THROUGH ADVANCED INSTRUCTION
- OTHER CLASSES ARRANGED BY APPOINTMENT
Contact the shop (208-524-7160, [email protected]) to enroll and for more information.
This event which attracts so many will be held this coming weekend at the Shilo Inn here in Idaho Falls. Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th are the dates. Fly tying, fly fishing, and fly casting workshops, fly tying demos, fly tying theatre, vendor booths, ladies and youth programs, destination programs and a banquet make up just part of the event. For details and schedules, go to the Expo web site: www.srcexpo.com.