UCCTU and Alpharetta Outfitters hosted a FREE 1/2-Day Fly Fishing Clinic for women.
REVIEW OF LAST YEAR’S EVENT
Oct, 20th 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our second annual Fly Fishing Clinic for Women was an exciting afternoon to learn the ABC’s of what fly fishing is all about and to determine if the sport is something the participant would like to pursue. Our chapter and sponsor Alpharetta Outfitters arranged several learning stations at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s lakeside pavilion. Participants circulated to each of the stations during the afternoon.
Here’s what everyone learned:
River Conservation and Entomology
We first discussed the history of the Chattahoochee and why the river needs to be protected and preserved. We then gave a short course on the river’s ‘bugs’ that are imitated as ‘flies’ — used to catch trout and other aquatic species. We next demonstrated our stream display model designed to show both a healthy river and one that’s very polluted.
We demonstrated several of the basic knots used to secure the fly to the tippet, tippet to the line, and line to the backing.
Discussing the flies commonly used to catch trout were shown.
Everyone worked with a certified instructor to learn the gentle art of fly casting.
Alpharetta Outfitters, had a tent set up and experts on hand to guide everyone in what gear is needed to get out on the river. From waders to boots to vests and nippers the experts at AO helped the attendees put together a great shopping list.
If you’d like to attend our next Fly Fishing Clinic for Women, contact our Membership Chair for details.