BEGINNING FLY TYING CLASS: 2020 Class has Concluded. 2021 Class is not yet scheduled.
This six week course will get you well on your way to a satisfying lifetime creating flies that will catch fish! You'll begin by learning basic techniques that you'll use to tie simple flies. Week by week you'll acquire more advanced skills and you'll apply them to create more complex flies.
You'll be guided by an experienced fly tier who will be your coach throughout the course. We will loan you a vise, a lamp and all the tools required for the course. Your cost for the course is $75 which is partial payment for your fy tying materials, course manual and accompanying DVD. SPFF pays the balance of the cost. Payment for the course is required at the time you register.
Unless you are absolutely sure about the vise, tools, and lamp you intend to purchase, we strongly encourage you to WAIT and use our loaners. The instructors will have a variety of vises & tools and you'll be able to get some valuable advice as to what you may want to buy.
In addition to this course, we meet most Wednesdays throughout the year to learn how to tie a fly that's taught by one of our group or a talented guest tier. Many of our "graduates" join us for these sessions and then even go on to become future instructors.
Since each class session requires that students use skills learned at the previous sessions, it's
very important that everyone attends every session. And yes, there will be HOMEWORK! This class is limited to 10 participants.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (ITFF): Starts on January 11, 2020
If you have ever wanted to learn to fly fish, here is your chance - SPFF’s classes will take you
step by step from your first cast to landing a beautiful trout on the Lower Owens River. The classroom sessions are at the Reseda Park Recreation Room, 18411 Victory Blvd. Reseda, CA 91335, and will cover everything from knot tying to choosing the correct flies. At the park’s pond you will learn the essential casts to prepare you to fish in rivers, lakes and streams. SPFF supplies loaner rods and reels to get you started. The classes are run by certified instructors and experienced Club members.
Class 1 – January 11th, 2020 - 9.00 am to 12.30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am, see below)
Registration & general Introduction to fly fishing. Explanation of equipment & local fishing opportunities. You will learn the PICK-UP & LAY-DOWN CAST.
Class 2 – January 18th, 2020 - 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
Dry fly fishing and knot tying. You will learn the FALSE CAST.
Class 3 – January 25th, 2020 – 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
Nymph fishing and more knots. You will learn the ROLL CAST.
Graduation Class Outing – January 31st – February 1st
This event is optional but highly recommended. It is a weekend of fishing the Lower Owens River in Bishop, CA. with help from your instructors. You’ll be out on the river catching trout, and enjoy our group dinner on Saturday night where you will receive your diploma and still have time to get home for SUPERBOWL SUNDAY.
COSTS: The four week course is $40 for adults and free for those under 18, and it includes a one year SPFF membership (normally $65). We provide loaner rods & reels at no charge. Students going to the graduation in Bishop are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging expenses.
REGISTRATION: You can register on our web site right now...just click on the (ITFF) link to your left. You can also register at 8:00 am at our first class, January 11th on the patio next to the Recreation Room.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
NYMPHING CLINIC: No event scheduled for 2020
The nymphing clinic will consist of 2 mornings of instruction, Friday and Saturday mornings. The clinic will be geared to teaching students how to fish with nymphs below the surface. The location of the clinic will probably be on the Lower Owens right outside of Bishop. This might change if the flows still continue to be too high towards the end of October. The cost per student will be his or her travel, lodging and food expenses. On Saturday evening at 6pm there will be a group dinner. The location of the group dinner will be announced as soon as details become available. Everyone attending the dinner will be responsible for his or her expenses.
We will meet in our traditional spot, the public parking lot behind BBQ Bill's, at 8:30 Friday and Saturday mornings to assign instructors to students and discuss dinner plans.
On October 19th from 9am to noon we'll conduct a pre-trip prep session to acquaint students with the information they'll want to have for the upcoming clinic.
This event has passed
SATURDAY CASTING CLINICS: Most 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, 9 to 11am
Please click on Casting Practice in the menu on the home page for directions & information. Additionally, email reminders are sent to club members a few days before each clinic. Having casting challenges?....These are great opportunities to get some good instruction.
Registration is not required...just show up! Face Masks & 6' physical distancing enforced.
ROD BUILDING CLASS: No class scheduled for 2020
Registration information will be in our newsletter and in an email notification to members when it's available.