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2017 Beginner Fly Tying Classes Fly Fishing Classes Accepting Reservations
CFFA is pleased to announce that our well attended and acclaimed fly tying and fly fishing classes are accepting reservations for 2017. Classes led by Pete Naples, Education Chair, and Rich Gilligan.

 

 

 

Beginner Fly Tying:

 

Dates and Times: Thursdays, beginning Jan.5, 2017 running to February, 9, 2017.  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Location: Cabela's, East Hartford, 2nd floor Conference Room.

 

Topics by Class :  1) Introduction to Fly Tying - Hooks, Materials, Techniques, Dries, Wets, Terrestials, etc.;  2) Tellico Nymph and Gold Hares Ear Nymph; 3)Blue Wing Olive,Turkey Tail Soft Hackle, and Dark Cahill; 4) CDC Mayfly, Light Cahill; 5)Elk Hair Caddis, Rusty Spinner;  6) Parachute Ant, Mickey Finn.

 

Tentative Instructors:  Mike Stewart, Leslie Wrixon, Bob Winot, Pete Naples, Gary Steinmiller.

 

Beginner Fly Fishing Classes:

 

Learn the ins and outs of fly fishing from casting to line choice and safety.  Classroom instruction as well as two days on water. One on One experienced instructors.

 

Dates and Time: Thursdays, beginning March 9, 2017 to March 30, 2017, 6- 9:00 p.m. Location: 2nd floor Classroom at Cabela's, East Hartford.

 

Casting Instruction Day on Water at PBA pond in East Hartford, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (Date may change based on attendees needs and weather)

 

On Water Fly Fishing Day - Willimantic River - Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Date may change based on attendees needs and weather)

 

Topics will include: Fly rods, reels and lines; Tippets and leaders; Characteristics of trout and Diet of Trout; Reading fast, slow water, large and small stream tactics; Safety, wading and choosing appropriate fly fishing equipment without breaking your budget. Actual on water instruction with experienced fly fisherpersons.

 

Costs: Applies to Fly Tying Class and Fly Fishing Class. Covers all materials, vises, and instructors.

 

Adult non-member - $50.00; Adult CFFA member - $40.00; Youths 16 and under -$30.00; Adults who attend with paid youth may take course at no cost. Non-members will receive free one year membership to CFFA with each paid class. Maximum Attendance is limited to 20 persons per class, so make sure to register early. Contact: Pete Naples at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-620-2317 or Rich Gilligan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

New this Year - New Fly Fisher Members Mentor Program - When you join CFFA,  pair up with experienced fly fishers and learn from the best after classes are completed. No cost for the mentor program. Must be a paid member.Costs: Applies to Fly Tying Class and Fly Fishing Class. Covers all materials, vises, and instructors.
Adult non-member - $50.00; Adult CFFA member - $40.00;
Youths 16 and under -$30.00; Adults who attend with paid youth may take course at no cost.
Non-members will receive free one year membership to CFFA with each paid class.
Contact: Pete Naples at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-620-2317 or Rich Gilligan at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Maximum Attendance is limited to 20 persons, so make sure to register early.Beginner Fly Fishing Classes - Learn the ins and outs of fly fishing from casting to line choice and safety. Classroom instruction as well as two days on water. One on One experienced instruction.
Dates: Classroom at Cabela's as above - March 9, 2017 to March 30, 2017.
Casting Day on Water at PBA pond in East Hartford, Saturday, April 1, 2017.
On Water Fly Fishing Day - Willimantic River - Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Topics will include: Fly rods, reels and lines; Tippets and leaders; Characteristics of trout and Diet of Trout; Reading fast, slow water, large and small stream tactics; Safety, wading and choosing appropriate fly fishing equipment without breaking your budget. Actual on water instruction with experienced fly fisherpersons.
New this Year - New Fly Fisher Members Mentor Program - Pair up with experienced fly fishers and learn from the best after classes are completed. No cost for the mentor program. See above for contact info, costs and dates. Sign up early.