There is a $60 fee for each class, which includes all the equipment and materials you will need. No extra charge for the bigger-than-life tales!
Participants in the fly-tying class learn step-by-step fly-tying methods, using videos developed for the class, and receive individual instruction. When completed, participants will have been exposed to the basic techniques necessary to tie most flies successfully. Here are just some of the flies participants will tie: Green Caddis Pupa, Hare’s-Ear nymph, Comparadun, Elk- Hair Caddis, Roberts Yellow Drake, parachute and standard Adams, and a poly-wing mayfly spinner.
The fly-fishing class is a basic class for people who have little or no knowledge of fly fishing or casting. The class teaches the basics: how to use a rod, reel, backing, line, tippet, and flies; what the fish sees below and above the water; how to read and fish a river; and trout food including hatches (emergence chart for Michigan). Students first hone their skills with a “fly-o,” then spend time in the school’s gym casting with fly rods.
If you are interested in either of these classes, contact the Saginaw Township Community Schools at www.stcs.org or www.celighthouse.org , or contact Jac Ford at 989-781-0997.