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Striper Flies, Fly Tying Jamboree @ Eldridge Bros

February 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fly Tying Jamborees are two or three hour classes that are taught by local guides, fly shop employees, production fly tyers, or local tyers who excel at the art of fly tying. They will teach students to tie fly patterns that they have confidence fishing.I’m excited about the line up of tying classes we are offering this year. We have several returning instructors, Tom Gagnon, Jeff Faulkner, Tom Cormier, Nick Allen, Joe Calcavecchia, James Browne, Kevin McKay, and Dave Beattie. These guys have so many killer patterns up their sleeves that their classes never become stale. Each one of them spends almost as much time at the vise as they do on the water. They are constantly creating new patterns or tweaking old ones to fool more fish. Their knowledge of tying materials and flies is surpassed only by their ability to bend those materials to their will and fish those flies effectively in their respective waters.  No matter where you fish, around the corner or around the world, our instructors will have something new and informative to contribute to your tying and fishing knowledge.

We’ve added two new instructors to our team this year.

Matt Rogosienski  I met Matt several years ago as a customer when he would drive to our shop from his home in Rangeley to buy fly tying material.  He is a quiet, humble person who lives to fish and tie flies.

Matt started his fly fishing addiction in high school. When he graduated from college he moved to Oregon so that he could fish for steelhead. He left Oregon to do a year of guiding on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska and from there went to Ohio so that he could fish for steelhead on the Great Lakes tributaries. Rangeley was his next destination, where he spent over 100 days a year targeting wild brook trout. While in the Rangeley region he found the rivers in that area better suited to Czech nymphing so he began tying beautiful and effective Czech style nymphs and fishing that way.  He now lives in southern Maine where he occasionally fishes for stripers, ties flies for our shop and pines for the all too few days that he gets to spend fishing for his beloved wild Maine trout. Matt will be teaching students how to tie a few of his favorite Czech nymphs.

You can view some of his flies here: fontinalisflyco

Dave Parent  Dave describes himself as “hopelessly addicted to tying flies”. He’s been coming into our shop for many years and has taken many of our classes during that time. One of my favorite things about working in a fly shop is being a witness to the advancement of the tying skills of the people who spend time here. Dave is one of those fly tyers who now ties patterns that I’d love to have in my fly box. He’s a thinker who loves to tinker. Many times I’ve seen him enhance proven patterns to add attractor triggers and to better match the native entomology of the waters he fishes. His favorite places to fish are the native brook trout waters of northern Maine where he seeks out small streams, spring holes and beaver bogs deep in the woods. He fishes through the winter for browns in southern Maine and rainbows in New Hampshire. Each year he takes annual trips to the Catskills to fish the Beaver Kill and the West Branch of the Delaware.  Dave will be teaching students how to tie some of the nymph patterns that have brought him much success.

*January 3rd ~ *3 hours ~ Tom Gagnon ~ Dry Flies ~ 12pm till 3pm

*January 17th ~ *3 hours ~ James Browne ~ Striper Flies 12pm till 3pm

*January 24th  ~  Nick Allen ~ Nymphs

*February 7th  ~  Matt Rogosienski ~ Czech Nymphs

*February 14th  ~  Kevin McKay ~ Smallmouth Bass Flies

*February 21st  ~  Joe Calcavecchia ~ Striper Flies

*February 28th  ~  Tom Cormier ~ Streamers for Trout

*March 7th~ *3 hours ~ Jeff Faulkner ~ Pike & Musky Flies ~ 12pm till 3pm

*March 14th  ~  Dave Parent – Old Nymphs with a Fishy Twist

*March 21st  ~  Capt. Dave Beattie ~ Striper Flies

*March 28th  ~  Eldredge Bros. Fly Fishing Expo!!!

Time:   1:00pm till 3:00pm on Saturdays *unless otherwise noted*

Cost:   $10.00 / per student

Students must have basic knowledge of fly tying to participate in this class
Students must sign up and pay in advance to secure a seat in class
Open seats are available on a first come first serve basis
Students must bring their own tools, vise, and thread
Demo vises will be available for students who wish to test drive a different vise
Eldredge Bros. will supply all tying material except thread

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February 21, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Eldridge Bros Fly Shop Fly Tying Classes


Eldridge Brothers Fly Shop
1480 US Rt 1
Cape Neddick, ME 03902 United States
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