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    I was wondering if there are any upcoming fly casting classes prior to spring fishing? I have been up here a couple years and figured it was time to get away from the rod and reel and get into fly fishing. I have an older fly rod and reel and want to upgrade, but all the new equipment in the world does nothing if you don't know what you are doing.
    All I have found through searching is fly tying classes.

    Any help would be great. I am based out of Anchorage.

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    Bring a six pack of Coor's light and I will help you


    Any park, field, vacant parking lot, etc.. will do. I am not a great caster, but I can show you the basics. Would be able to go through rigging, nail knots, basic fly fishing techniques, etc.. I only work 3 days a week so I got time on my hands. Shoot me a PM if you find an hour to kill sometime. I will be in Anchorage for the next 6 weeks. Nothing to it man.


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    Wander into Mossy's, Mt. View and World Wide Angler, someone will help you out
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNAK08 View Post
    I was wondering if there are any upcoming fly casting classes prior to spring fishing? I have been up here a couple years and figured it was time to get away from the rod and reel and get into fly fishing. I have an older fly rod and reel and want to upgrade, but all the new equipment in the world does nothing if you don't know what you are doing.
    All I have found through searching is fly tying classes.

    Any help would be great. I am based out of Anchorage.

    You will still need a rod and reel to flyfish. Unless of course you are Danattherock.

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    Alaska Fly Fishers (www.akflyfishers.net) has an introductory course, in conjunction with its spring recruitment drive (Mar-Apr?). Topics include description of Southcentral fisheries, common target species, gear, techniques, knots, and fly tying, among others. One session is casting only -- mostly practical exercise on a park-sized lawn. Don't remember cost, but if you join the club for a year the course cost is included in the dues. Not on its web calendar yet, but you can find out by stopping into its monthly meeting, next week. (See website for time/location). Might be worth checking as an addition to Dan's assistance.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNAK08 View Post
    I was wondering if there are any upcoming fly casting classes prior to spring fishing? I have been up here a couple years and figured it was time to get away from the rod and reel and get into fly fishing. I have an older fly rod and reel and want to upgrade, but all the new equipment in the world does nothing if you don't know what you are doing.
    All I have found through searching is fly tying classes.

    Any help would be great. I am based out of Anchorage.
    There are several instructors listed w/the Kenai Fishing Academy that can help you out...or take their class if you have the dough. Typical casting short day session is about $50 bucks. Go see John Stacer at MT. View Sports and he'll hook you up with someone I'm sure.

    http://www.kenaifishingacademy.org/
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