Learn to Fly Fish Wet Flies, Soft Hackles & Nymphs – Fishing Wet Flies, Soft Hackles & Nymphs Class – Focused on learning the various basic techniques of wet fly, soft hackle and nymph fishing, this class at Gates AuSable Lodge is designed for those that have a basic knowledge of fly-fishing and want to enhance their skills in these specific areas. This class will help you catch fish anywhere, but is particularly good at teaching folks how to use wet flies to catch more fish on the rivers of Northern Michigan. This
– Tackle for fishing subsurface
– Leader set-up
– Different types of wet flies
– Fishing just below the surface
– Fishing mid-depths & near the bottom
– Fishing more than one fly at a time
– Various methods of wet fly & nymph fishing
– Casting weighted flies
Attendees should bring their rods and reels and waders, as well as appropriate clothing, including sunglasses or eye protection, a hat and rain gear if necessary, as well as bug dope. Snacks and water are provided. If you don’t have a rod we will provide you with one for the class. Waders can be rented. Experienced Au Sable and Manistee guide, and Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor Mark Hendricks will be the head instructor for this class.
Date: July 20
Time: 8 am (5-6 hrs)
Limit: 10 people
To book a spot in any of our sessions, please call us at 989-348-8462, or send us an email at Josh@GatesLodge.com.
About Gates Ausable Lodge
For over 40 years we’ve been serving anglers from our perch along Michigan’s Au Sable River. We’re a loose collection of trout bums and spouses of trout bums who came to the river to live simple, good lives. We tie almost all of our flies, make food from fresh ingredients, oversee humble riverside rooms, and share our passion for this river with others thru our guide service and our excellent shop staff. We are here to help you with your experience, whether you’re tying flies in a city apartment in New York, or are trying to match a hatch in the Fence Run just outside the shop.