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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

UNDERSTANDING WESTERN HATCHES CLASS

2022 CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED FOR
SATURDAY APRIL 23RD
AND SATURDAY MAY 14TH   

CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE BEAUTIFUL DESCHUTES RIVER IN MAUPIN, OREGON.  

JOIN RICK HAFELE & JOHN SMERAGLIO, INSTRUCTORS IN THE DVD’S “FLY FISHING LARGE WESTERN RIVERS”, “NYMPH FISHING BASICS”, “ADVANCED NYMPH FISHING”, AND “ADVANCED TACTICS FOR EMERGERS AND DRIES" FOR A SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR ANGLERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER.

THROUGH A COMBINATION OF SLIDE SHOWS AND STREAM SIDE INSTRUCTION, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO SELECT EFFECTIVE FLY PATTERNS, UNDERSTAND TROUT AND INSECT BEHAVIOR, AND HOW TO EFFECTIVELY FISH NYMPHS, WETS, AND DRY FLIES.

IN THE MORNING, RICK WILL SHARE A DETAILED SLIDE PRESENTATION ON THE LIFE CYCLES OF AQUATIC INSECTS, HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE MAJOR HATCHES OF MAYFLIES, STONEFLIES, AND CADDISFLIES, AND DISCUSS FLY PATTERNS THAT EFFECTIVELY MATCH THEM.

AFTER LUNCH, YOU WILL SPEND THE AFTERNOON ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER LEARNING FIRST HAND HOW TO SELECT THE CORRECT FLIES FROM THE INSECTS YOU’VE COLLECTED, AND HOW TO PROPERLY PRESENT THEM.

COMBINED, RICK AND JOHN HAVE BEEN FLY-FISHING AND TEACHING OTHERS HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL FOR OVER 75 YEARS. THIS IS AN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PICK THEIR BRAINS, AND ANSWER SOME OF THE MYSTERIES OF FISHING FOR STUBBORN TROUT.

OUR ONE DAY ENTOMOLOGY CLASS STARTS AT 9AM. WE ARE USUALLY FINISHED BY AROUND 4PM.

PLEASE NOTE, BECAUSE WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC (COVID 19), WE REQUIRE PARTICIPANTS TO BE VACCINATED AND BOOSTED, AND WEAR MASKS (PENDING CDC RECOMMENDATIONS AND STATE REQUIREMENTS) DURING THE INDOOR PORTION OF THE CLASS.

A 50% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR PREREGISTRATION AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE CLASS DATE.CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE.

LOCATION: MAUPIN CITY PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING. ( FOR SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION )
FORMAT: SLIDE SHOW, LUNCH, AND STREAM SIDE INSTRUCTION.
CHECK-IN TIME 8:30 AM,
CHECK-IN LOCATION: 599 SOUTH WHY. 197, MAUPIN OR. 97037
COST $125.00 PER PERSON.
LUNCH NOT INCLUDED.
NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 10 DAYS BEFORE CLASS DATE.
TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP: CALL JOHN SMERAGLIO (541) 395-2565E-MAIL: JOHN@FLYFISHINGDESCHUTES.COM