Lou Tabory and Westport Outfitters are joining forces on fly-casting classes this spring.

During the spring of 2013, Westport Outfitters, in conjunction with legendary angler, product developer and author, Lou Tabory, will continue our quest to introduce the wonderful world of Fly Fishing to beginners, as well as refine those skills of more advanced fisherman and women.

Intro/Intermediate Classes will meet:

•            May  11 at 6 a.m. at Compo Beach, Westport

•            June 8 at 6 a.m. at Compo Beach, Westport

This intro/intermediate course will begin promptly at 6 a.m. in the water, in your waders. Lou and the crew from W.O. will work with you in learning the general casting stroke for fly fishing; teach you how to read the water to identify bait movement, current, structure and feeding fish patterns and lanes. You will have the opportunity to cast some additional rods with varying types of lines for saltwater fly fishing. After the fishing, we will return to the shop where Lou will go over several formal slide presentations, that will reiterate what was learned on the water, including gear selection, knot tying, fly presentation and much, much more!   After lunch, we will have an extended Q&A and then finally return to the park to wrap things up with more hands on casting.  The day will end at approximately 3 p.m.

Cost is $150.00, which includes a light breakfast, full lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Advanced Class

•            TBD-Fall 2011 Compo Beach, Westport

The advanced class with Lou & the crew from W.O. will begin with a similar agenda as the intro/intermediate.  Focus will be given to more technical casting skills such as  mastering the double haul, increasing your distance, carrying more line in the air, accuracy of casts, improving fly presentation and tips on fishing/casting with heavier sinking lines and bigger flies. When we return to the shop after the fishing, more advanced knot tying will be discussed/demonstrated as well as a much closer look at reading the water and more effective wading tips to increase your catch. After lunch, we will return to the lawn for more hands on casting and demonstrations.   The day will end at approximately 3:00 P.M. Cost is $150.00, which includes a light breakfast, full lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

To reserve your spot for any of the above events, call 203.341.9490 or email (ejohnson@westportoutfitters.com) the shop.  Class size will be limited to insure an effective student to teacher ratio.

 






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