Fly Fishing and Fly Tying

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The fine art of fly fishing is easy to learn, very effective and fun for everyone. This course is designed for both beginners and advanced fly fishers alike. Regardless of your level of experience, there is plenty to learn from basic casting techniques to advanced casts like the snake roll, pile cast and curve cast, and to stream craft, lake craft and insect entomology.

We will cover all aspects of tackle selection from rods, reels, fly lines, leaders, tippets etc including fly selection, patterns and basic fly construction. If you just want to catch a carp on fly in one of the local lakes, or a trout in a mountain stream, then this course is not to be missed.

Course ID BRU1030
Price $265.00 (GST included)
Start date Monday, 05 February 2018
Finish date Monday, 26 February 2018
Sessions 4 sessions of 3 hours
Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Tutor Danny Spelic
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.


Leaders, practice casting flies, fly tying materials and some outfits for use during the course are provided.

An optional field trip is available at the conclusion of the course(at your own expense) to private waters in the Snowy Mountains.

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"For a beginner gives you a strong understanding after a range of things." Daniel
"Good teacher, explained things well." Steve
"Excellent knowledge, clear concise way of presenting/teaching." Chris
"Enthusiastic presenter, with generous in provision of equipment." Margaret
"A grade! Really good transfer of knowledge." Scott

About your tutor:
Danny Spelic has been fishing the local area for more than 30 years and grew up fishing the shores of Lake Ginninderra back in the late 70's. He is a member of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association and a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor. When not fishing in the local area, Danny also competes in National and International casting and fly fishing competitions and recently represented Australia in both casting and Fly Fishing at the World and Commonwealth Championships (Gold Medal Winner 2012).
In his spare time, Danny also contributes to various national and international fishing publications including FlyLife Magazine, Freshwater Fishing Magazine and Sportski Ribolov (one of Europe's premier fishing journals). He has also been commissioned to produce promotional DVD's and footage for Tourism NT and has completed product reviews for some of Australia leading tackle and outdoor equipment companies including G.Loomis, ARB, Century Batteries. Columbia Sportswear and Thomas Cook Adventure wear.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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