Clinics & Courses

Beginner to Intermediate

 

See upcoming courses below.

 

As an industry leader we provide lectures and hands-on training. Classes are held in our stores's 800 sqft classroom and on water.

There is a clinic or course for everyone of all ages and skill levels. Topics include:

  • Fly Tying

  • Fly Casting

  • Jig Tying

  • Gear Fishing

 

2020 Fly

Tying Classes

Basic SIillwater Fly Tying Class $60

Join Josh Rempel for a full day of tying some of the most effective BC stillwater patterns, along with plenty of discussion on entomology, and effective fishing techniques.

 

Patterns covered will include the Velvet Revolver, Chrome Ice Cream Cone, Floss Bloodworm, Dubbed Scud, Bloody Black Leech, and a killer Dragonfly.

 

Although this is a fairly basic course, tyers should know there way around a vice, and will need to bring their own tools. All materials will be provided.

 

Date(s): CANCELLED

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Instructor: Josh Rempel

Location: Fred's Abbotsford

Cost: $60 + tax

Class Size: 7 max

Call 604.746.1481 to register and more info.

Intruder Fly Tying Class $80

This full-day class will guide you through using today's modern materials, to properly structure intruders for steelhead and salmon.

Participants should have a good working knowledge of basic fly tying and will need to bring their own vice and tools. All materials will be provided.

Date(s): Saturday, Jan 18

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Instructor: Ben Gehrke

Location: Fred's Abbotsford

Class Size: 8 max

Call 604.746.1481 to register and more info.

2020 Fly

Casting Clinics

Lead Instructor
Willie Holmes 
| Bio below

 

Beginner + Improver Spey / Two-Hand Casting Clinic $80

This course is geared to those who have never cast a double-handed rod or have but could really use help getting to the next level. If you're at the next level, you're welcome to join in and work on some basics. We do provide rod/reel setups if you don't already have your own, but please let us know in advance.

Date(s): Saturday Jan 11 | Sunday Jan 26 | Saturday Feb 8

Time: 9 am - 1 pm

Instructor: Willie Holmes

Location: Albert Dyck Park

Class Size: 8 max

Call 604.746.1481 to register and more info.

Beginner Single Hand Clinic $80

This course is strictly for absolute beginners. We do provide rod/reel setups if you don't already have your own, but please let us know in advance.

Date(s): Sunday Jan 12 | Saturday Jan 25

Time: 9 am - 1 pm

Instructor: Willie Holmes

Location: Fred's Chilliwack

Class Size: 6 max

Call 604.746.1481 to register and more info.

Single Hand Spey Clinic $80

Spey techniques can also be applied to single hand rods, making casting in tight or awkward situations a whole lot easier. A must for anyone who fishes rivers.

Date(s): Sunday Feb 9

Time: 9 am - 1 pm

Instructor: Willie Holmes

Location: Meet @ Fred's Chilliwack, and then head to the river

Class Size: 8 max

Call 604.746.1481 to register and more info.

William 'Willie' Holmes is our featured fly casting instructor. Willie has been fishing for over 30 years and a full time guide and instructor for over 15 years. He spends half his time between Ireland and British Columbia. While in Ireland he specializes in Atlantic salmon and in the BC winter he focuses on steelhead.


Qualifications

  • GAIA, APGAI advanced qualifications in both single and double handed casting/fishing techniques

  • Qualified Mentor and Assessor

  • Holds FFI, MCI and THCI qualifications

  • Level three examiner for the FFI

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