Saltwater Fly Fishing Class – Feb 6th at Shop

Frank Amato Joined me last year (2015) and had a great time dory fly fishing at Pacific City.

Frank Amato Joined me last year (2015) — we had a great time dory fly fishing at Pacific City.

Anyone who is interested in fly fishing the ocean offshore Oregon will find entertainment and education value in this class. This is a three hour class (10 AM – 1 PM) and I’ll be available after the class for follow up questions and one-on-one coaching regarding tackle, tactics, and so forth.

I’ll show a 45 minute video that will help stimulate questions that Ill review regarding tackle, tactics, seasons, species, flies, and the like. The season offshore Oregon at Pacific City runs February through October, all dependent on weather and surf conditions. 2015 marked the first season when a dedicated fly fishing dory charter service was offered by Capt. John Harrell of Pacific City Fly Fishing.

Everyone who chartered with John is currently in the process of booking trips for 2016. Universally, they were thrilled by the fact that they spend more time with fish yanking on their lines than they had ever experienced while fishing for steelhead and salmon. In addition, if the season is open for crabbing, John usually finds a lot of prime ocean Dungeness Crab in his pots for charter clients.

Mountain of Pacific rockfish fillets ready to bag and ice.

Mountain of Pacific rockfish fillets ready to bag and ice.

Several limits of cooked prime Dungeness Crab ready to distribute to angler's  coolers.

Several limits of cooked prime Dungeness Crab ready to distribute to angler’s coolers.

This will be a fun session and I’ll bring a ton of my rods, reels, lines, and flies to provide examples of the gear and techniques we use fly fishing in the ocean.

Considering a Kayak to fish offshore? I’ve never fished from a Kayak, but these are available for rent from Nestucca River Outfitters, and I see many anglers offshore fishing from Kayaks. All, so far, of the Kayak anglers I’ve seen have been using gear but I assure you that fly fishing in the ocean is not a long-shot – it is extremely effective.

Julie Cyr and Red Kulper fishing the ocean in 2015.

Julie Cyr and Red Kulper fishing the ocean in 2015.

I invite you to join me at the Caddis Fly Shop on Saturday, February 6th, and step into 2016 with the resolution that you’ll fly fish the ocean  for sea bass, lingcod, coho, chinook, or albacore (depending on the month and local conditions) soon.

Cost: $50 per person – limited to 12 persons.

$30 discount to each class attendee on their first 2016 dory charter to fly fish with John Harrell in the dory Gold Comet.

On the fence about whether or not fly fishing n the ocean is for you?  Come find out how easy and fun this is.

Hope to see you there: JN

 

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