Adventure Bound will be offering a series of three fly fishing classes, which will be taught by Ellicottville fly fishing guide, Julie Szur. Julie started tying flies when she was in high school. She now guides clients on rivers throughout western New York, eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In this series of three classes, Julie will teach participants to tie streamers, nymphs and dry flies.
Streamers are bigger flies that are crafted to imitate bait fish. They are the fly-fishing equivalent of conventional lures. Streamer fishing is fun and fast-paced because fish tend to be explosive when they hit your fly.
Nymphs are designed to look like a specific insect in one of its stages of development. Because nymphs are fished below the surface of the water, they are generally weighted with copper or lead wire wraps. They may also include heads made of brass, copper or tungsten beads. Since the majority of a fishes food is caught under water, and nymphs are made to imitate this food, the majority of fish caught on a fly rod are caught on nymphs.
Dry flies are tied to match the patterns and characteristics of flying insects. Tying dry flies is more complicated than tying streamers or nymphs because the dry fly needs to be able to move over the water similar to the insect you’re imitating. They also rely on water’s surface tension to float. So they need many well-balanced hydro-phobic fibers to stay afloat at various angles.
Whether you are a beginning fly fisherman who wants to catch more fish, an intermediate fly fisherman who wants to refine your skills, or someone who has tied for years, this seminar will be educational, fun and informative. The three-part seminar will provide all the basic tools and knowledge to get started tying your own flies.
Space is limited to six participants. Contact the store at 716-217-4047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat today!