Friday, April 26, 2019
(Fishing for Bass and Panfish PowerPoint Show)
Saturday, April 27, 2019
(Hands-On Fly Tying Clinic for Bass and Panfish)
Bass Bug by Skip Morris
Washington State is Lake Central—we have lakes all around us—and most of them grow lots of chunky hard-fighting largemouth bass. Our lakes also grow panfishes, such as bluegills and crappies—fun, abundant, scrappy. After the trout in our lakes quiet down in summer's heat, these warm-water-loving species come alive; learn to fish for them and your fishing opportunities blossom.
Skip Morris (author of The Art of Tying The Bass Fly) will be the instructor-at-your-side helping you tie deadly flies on these overlooked fishes. You'll learn the Dave's Eelworm Streamer, the Predator (a super-popular foam fly for panfish and bass—and trout), and you'll learn to spin deer hair and sculpt it into a bass bug.
Come tie top bass and panfish flies with a bass-and-panfish expert, and then learn how, where, and when to fish those flies for these wonderful sport-fish waiting just down the road.
You'll get a handout with the fly dressings and information on how, when, and where to fish bass and pan-fish flies. You'll also leave with a fly Skip tied.
Skip is the author of 18 fly-fishing books, seven specifically on tying flies, and over 300 articles in the fly-fishing magazines.
Number of attendees is limited—call the shop now
to reserve your spot.
At the end of the clinic, Skip will present you with a gift:
a fly he tied.
Skip's ultra-popular Predator—a hit fly for bluegills and other panfishes and largemouth bass (also catches smallmouth bass and trout)—is being tied commercially by the Solitude Fly Company.
Fly tying and fly fishing are equal parts fun, art, information, and fascination. Whatever tips and lessons Skip has learned at the vise or by the stream, you'll find them here.
We are Skip Morris, the down-to-earth author of eighteen books on tying flies and fly fishing (including the best-selling beginner's book, Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple), and
Carol Ann Morris, whose artful photography and detailed watercolors have been published in
major fly fishing magazines (ie, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Yale Angler's Journal, and others), and also in Skip's books and articles.
We're a husband-and-wife team who've been fishing together for over twenty years, and we love sharing our passion for fly fishing. We'll provide you with clear and simple instruction to make your journey into this sport fun and informative.
If you want to learn how to tie the Turck Tarantula, you'll find instructions here. The Miracle Midge? It's here too.
So are the Articulated Leech and the Hackled Skip Nymph.
All are effective, intriguing flies, and there are many more.
Every tying step is explained with clear and simple instruction through detailed text and up-close-and-personal photographs, and that makes tying these flies easy to learn.
There is also instruction on how to use big attractor flies to motivate large trout to strike, how to catch salmon off of Washington's
wild coast, and how to work chironomid-pupa imitations deep in a lake where big trout live.
There are many other techniques we'll share based on our experience on the water, and these tips will help you hook more fish and have more fun doing it.
Get an inside look at the secrets of this amazing sport, and find out more about the intriguing world of fly tying and fly fishing.
The information offered here gives you the chance to learn new skills and
enjoy yourself as you go.
The fly fishing and tying article links below (and in the left-hand navigation column) will take you to previously-published magazine articles (most of them written by Skip, and a few written by Carol).
These informational pieces span 25 years.
Other links take you to information about Skip's books, fly designs, fly tying lessons, talks and presentations, and the on-line magazine HookedNow (now published as two books by Stackpole, November 2014), that he contributed to (along with fellow fly-fishing writers Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele).
Would you like to contact Skip or Carol to do a talk for your
club meeting, conference, banquet, conclave, or sportsman's show?
For a list of Skip's Programs, click here:
For a list of Skip's fly tying clinics, click here:
Carol gives a 50-minute presentation on photography called
"Fly Fishing Photography 101: How to Capture What You See."
She'll provide more details on request.
Use the "Contact Us" form, or the "Contact us here" link above to get in touch with
Carol about her talk.