Want to learn how to catch bass on sinking lines, improve your dry fly presentation or become better at reading the water? Just about any fly fishing skill you want to acquire can be covered during an instructional guided trip. Just ask.
The Practical Science of Fly Fishing Classes
Entomology for Fly Fishers September 24 & 25, 2016
Rob Woodruff has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entomology from Texas A & M University. He has melded this educational background with his lifetime love of fly fishing and biology into the most comprehensive, and practical, entomology for fly fishers course available. Woodruff's Entomology for Fly Fishers Course is designed for all fly fishermen.
The course gives an overview of the arthropods, both aquatic and terrestrial, that are of importance to the fly fisherman. The course covers both warm water and cold water fisheries. Topics covered include sampling techniques, identification of both larval and adult stages and simple biology of the species. The ultimate goal of the class is for the angler to develop the ability to equate in-the-field observation to fly selection and construction in order to achieve success. The class consists of four hours of lecture and demonstration as well as a half day field trip. While in the field, students will participate in the collection and evaluation of insect samples and receive instruction on fly selection.
The class is taught every September on the Mountain Fork River, OK. Additional classes can be arranged for fly fishing clubs and fly shops anywhere and anytime. The class is also available for 1-4 students as an Entomology Guided Trip at regular guide trip rates.
"I want to tell you your Entomology class/presentation and delivery was excellent. It was great to learn from someone as knowledgable and humble as you." Mark- Austin, TX
Loop Lab 101; Foundations of Fly Casting Loop Lab 201; Excellence in Fly Casting
Taught with FFF Master Casting Instructor Capt. Steve Hollensed. Loop Lab 101 is designed to assist fly anglers in developing effective and efficient techniques in casting. Provides the framework for improvement in distance, accuracy, and efficiency. Beginning to experienced casters will benefit.
Loop Lab 201 provides in depth understanding of advanced concepts and assists in skill development of versatile and effective techniques. Emphasis is on maximizing accuracy, distance, and efficiency through loop control, double hauling, and other strategies. Suitable for intermediate and advanced casters. TBA
Taught with Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Capt. Steve Hollensed. This informative class examines Ichthyology, Limnology, Physics, Meteorology and other sciences from a fly fishing point of view. The Black Bass (Micropterus spp.) and Striper/White Bass (Morone spp.) families are covered.
The objective of the class is to teach fly fishers to know their target species, to analyze the natural variables presented during a typical day on the water and to adjust fly selection, presentation and tactics in order to maximize success. TBA
Taught with Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Doc Thompson. This class takes an in-depth look at trout physiology, meteorology, fluviology, entomology and other natural features and combines them with the practical aspects of fly fishing. The class is designed to identify and analyze conditions encountered on any given day on the water and offer instruction on how to make adjustments for those conditions. TBA
Fly Fishing Club and In-store Programs Rob is a frequent speaker at fly fishing clubs and fly shops. Some of his most popular programs are: "Trophy Bass on the Fly", "Fly Fishing the Mountain Fork River", "Tenkara" and "Fly Fishing Shortcuts, Secrets and Dirty Tricks." He also conducts fly tying seminars on how to tie some of his top Bass, Trout and Bream flies. In addition to programs and seminars, all of the Practical Science of Fly Fishing Classes can be scheduled as special sessions for fly fishing clubs and fly shops. Contact Rob to arrange a program, seminar or class for your fly fishing club or fly shop.