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March is a busy month for courses here at Pacific Angler as we look to fill our fly boxes and get dialled in for the upcoming season.   Andre will be teaching two of our most popular tying courses.  His chironomid and epoxy fry pattern courses are the perfect opportunity to get started filling your fly boxes for the upcoming season.  Also, due to popular demand we have added another Introduction to Fly Tying course as well.    Read on for the details on these classes and all the others we are offering in March and we’ll see you at the tying bench or on the water with us. 
Tying Chironomid Fly Patterns
80% of a trout’s diet consists of chironomids whose patterns vary from lake to lake. This 3-hour evening seminar will teach you how to tie a variety of the most effective chironomid patterns used in BC’s world-renowned lakes.   You will finish this course understanding the very specific technical aspects ranging from beads, ribbing, colors, and body shapes.  Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials.  A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course.
Cost: $45.00               
Date:  Mar 6
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Tying Epoxy Fry Patterns
Epoxy fly patterns were developed here on the west coast to capitalize on the large fry emergence every spring.  Pacific Angler will help you unlock the secrets to applying epoxy, which can be a very tricky material to work with.  During the course your instructor will teach you how to imitate the different salmon fry species, the different methods to shaping bodies, adding eyes, and other important techniques.  Course is suitable for intermediate/advanced tiers.  Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials.  A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course.
Cost: $45.00               
Date:  Mar 7
Time:  6:30pm – 9:30pm
Winter Steelhead On The Fly
Fishing for winter steelhead on the fly (single hand or Spey) is arguably one of the most challenging and rewarding fisheries in BC.  Let our steelhead gurus help you unlock the mysteries of these magical fish with their decades of steelhead guiding knowledge.  This course consists of a 3hr evening seminar and 1 full day of guided fishing on the water.  In the seminar we will go over rods, reels, lines, sink tips, flies and reading water and swung fly techniques.  The fully guided day on the water we will be work on casting, reading water and swinging the fly.

Cost: $250.00                         
Dates:   Seminar:  Mar 8       Guided:  Mar 11 or 12  - Sold out – call and get added to the waitlist for future dates!
Tying Intruder Patterns
Steelhead fly fishing has been radically transformed in the past decade or so for two main reasons, Skagit style Spey casting and the Intruder style fly.  This combination has proven to be absolutely deadly effective for catching steelhead.  In this one night course you will learn about the specifics techniques and unique materials used to tie Intruder style flies.  The way this type of fly is tied has evolved from the classic palmering style to a new composite loop style, and both techniques will be taught in detail in this course. In addition we will talk about why this style of fly is so productive and different ways to rig the fly from stinger hooks to the original Intruder rigging.  At the end of this course you will have the skills needed to tie a variety of Intruder style flies from multi stage, monster flies for high water, average sized flies for everyday conditions, down to small, mini intruders for low water.
Your instructor for this course is Max Stickel.  Max has been working at Pacific Angler and tying flies for the shop for a number of years now.  His flies have seen action on all our local rivers, the Skeena and Nass systems, as well as the Dean, and have accounted for numerous steelhead.  They are eagerly anticipated each year and quickly bought up by local anglers and travelling Spey enthusiasts alike.  When Max isn’t working at the shop or tying flies, he is usually on a local river chasing steelhead.
Note that this course is suitable for intermediate to advanced tiers.  Course materials are not supplied but can be purchased at the course night or in advance at 10% off.  A detailed list of what materials are needed will be supplied in advance of the course.

Cost: $45.00               
Date:  Mar 14
Time:  6:30pm – 9:30pm
Introduction To Fly Tying
There is no greater satisfaction than catching a fish with a fly you tied yourself.  This course was specifically designed to give you the fundamental skills needed to tie proven fly patterns used here in BC for trout, salmon, and steelhead. This course consists of 3 sessions; each session is 3hrs. 

Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials.  A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course.
Cost: $75.00                           
Dates:  Mar 13, Mar 20 and Mar 27
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm 
Introduction To Fly Fishing
This course was specifically designed to give the new fly fisher the basic knowledge, casting skills and fly fishing strategies to effectively fish our local BC waters. This course is comprised of two sessions; 3hr evening seminar and a 3hr casting session.   The dates below show the seminar date first and casting date second.

Cost: $125.00             
Seminar Date:  Mar 22
Seminar Time:  6:30pm – 9:30pm
Casting Date:  Mar 26
Casting Time(s):  10am – 1pm or 2pm -5pm
Fly Fishing For Searun Cutthroat Trout In Rivers

This spring make sure to get out and take advantage of the world-class cutthroat fishing in the Lower Mainland. This cutthroat course is designed to educate you on the life cycle, location, seasonal feeding habits, and successful techniques and flies used to catch these elusive yet aggressive fish. This course consists of a 3hr evening seminar and a fully guided day on the water.

Dates: Seminar Mar 28, 2017      Guided Apr 1 or 2, 2017
Dates: Seminar Apr 3, 2017  Guided Apr 8 or 9, 2017
Seminar Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Seminar Only Cost: $45.00
Seminar & Guided Walk’n Wade Cost: $250.00 per angler, minimum of 2 anglers per guided day on the water.

Call us at the shop to sign up for any of our March or other upcoming classes -  604-872-2204
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