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Clinics & Events

Our Clinics and Events set the
Stage for Your Fishing Adventure!

Clinics, events, and awesome people!

Take part in fun clinics and events designed especially for you to get the most our of your next fishing adventure. Join us regularly for hands-on, educational clinics in-shop, and join us in the Alpharetta community as we sponsor local events. All of our informative clinics are held at our downtown Alpharetta location.

You will find our upcoming clinic and event dates and times listed below! Feel free to call our shop at 678-762-0027 with any questions about a clinic or event.



Upcoming Schedule - 2018

Carp Fly Fishing Clinic w/Henry Cowen *FREE*

Thur. June 7th, 7-9pm

Carp have often had the stigma of being a "trash fish", unworthy of being targeted with fly rod in hand. This stigma has recently changed for many anglers looking to target new species. Little do anglers know this isn't just any fish, but lazy gold treasure that wants to be fed your fly and then run you to your backing, escaping its mudflat. 

June 7th we'll be hosting a free clinic with carp expert and guide Henry Cowen! Many factors will determine your success with fly fishing for carp. Location, mood, posture of the fish, and time of the year all play into catching these fish. This is your chance to learn the nitty-gritty on fishing for carp this summer!

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"Busters and Dragons" Fly Tying Class ($30)

Sat. June 9th, 9-12:00pm

"Busters and Dragons" may sound like the name of a new fantasy board game, but it's really the name of two classes of related flies for trout as well as bass and bream. The flies are Brim Busters and Rubber Legged Dragons, and if you've ever fished with either one then you know just how great they can be. 

These flies imitate damselfly or dragonfly nymphs and are deadly wherever those insects are found. They also mimic minnows. They are great flies for big bluegill and for bass and have also accounted for many trout, carp, crappie and other species. 

You'll learn to tie the basic versions of each as well as some great variations (including a special saltwater version of the Brim Buster). 

Whether you pursue trout, bass, bream or other species, these flies will prove to be great additions to your fly box!

*Please note that this is an intermediate class. It is assumed that participants have basic tying skills (pinch wraps, thread management, finishing knots, and so on).

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Get The Most Out Of Your Nymphing Rod ($75)

Wed. June 16th, 8am-12pm

Big T and Gordon Vanderpool are putting on a clinic that will focus on some advanced euro-nymphing techniques, and learn how to effectively fish dry dropper and streamers with your euro-nymphing set up. Attendees are expected to have some euro-nymphing experience and have their own gear. PFD's are required on this section of the river. Expect around two hours of on the river teaching and demonstration followed by a couple of hours of fishing at which time Gordon and I will work with the participants on the techniques we discussed. We will meet at Lower Pool Park at Buford Dam. This event will be limited to 10-12 anglers so there is plenty of one time with each guest.

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Bugs and Suds *FREE* 

Wed. June 20th, 6-9pm

Bugs and Suds is a gathering of tiers sitting down to tie flies, swap stories, and enjoy a cold beverage. Bring your vice, tools, and tying materials and we'll provide the rest. This month's event will be hosted at the shop. Come one come all!

 

Bluelining 101 Fly Fishing Clinic *FREE*

Thurs. June 28th, 7-9pm

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Intro to Fly Tying Class ($25)

Sat. June 30th, 9-12pm

Have you ever wanted to get started in fly tying but didn’t know where to begin? Look no further. Alpharetta Outfitter’s Fly Tying 101 class, taught by expert tyer and fly tying author Steve Hudson, is the ideal place to start.

It’s the perfect opportunity to learn essential basic tying skills and techniques in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Along the way you’ll create several flies that you can use on the water in the future, and you’ll set the stage for what just might become a lifelong passion too!

Tools, tying supplies and instructional materials are provided for use in the workshop. All you need to bring is excitement about learning something new…and of course a fly box in which to put the flies that you’ll be tying! Seats are limited sign up today!

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AO Intro to Fly Fishing Class ($15)

Sat. July 7th, 9-12pm

Have you ever thought about trying your hand at flyfishing but didn't know where to begin? Our popular Flyfishing 101 clinic is the perfect opportunity to learn about this exciting and enjoyable sport! In this three hour class, you'll explore the basics of flyfishing:

 * What is fly fishing? 

 * How do I cast a fly rod? 

 * What kind of gear will I need? 

 * What about flies...which ones do I need?

 * Will I need waders and other accessories?

 * Where can I fish, and what will I catch?

This clinic is presented by noted fly fishing teacher and author Steve Hudson. Steve has led fly fishing clinics from Alaska to Florida and has taught hundreds of people the art of fly fishing. He's also the author of more than 20 books, including the acclaimed "101" series of introductory fly fishing guides. 

This is a more hands-on version of our original Intro to Fly Fishing Clinic.  Each participant will be given a $15 AO gift card to put toward their future fly fishing purchase!

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Saltwater Fly Fishing Clinic *FREE*

Tues. July 17th, 7-9pm

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"Redfish Flies" Fly Tying Class ($30) 

Sat. July 21st, 9-12pm

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"Flies for Blueline Trout" Fly Tying Class ($30)

Sat. July 28th, 9-12pm

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Intro to Fly Tying Class ($25)

 Sat. August 4th, 9-12pm

Have you ever wanted to get started in fly tying but didn’t know where to begin? Look no further. Alpharetta Outfitter’s Fly Tying 101 class, taught by expert tyer and fly tying author Steve Hudson, is the ideal place to start.

It’s the perfect opportunity to learn essential basic tying skills and techniques in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Along the way you’ll create several flies that you can use on the water in the future, and you’ll set the stage for what just might become a lifelong passion too!

Tools, tying supplies and instructional materials are provided for use in the workshop. All you need to bring is excitement about learning something new…and of course a fly box in which to put the flies that you’ll be tying! Seats are limited sign up today!

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Steve HudsonSteve Hudson
Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Instructor

Steve Hudson has been fly fishing for more than four decades. An award-winning journalist, he's written extensively about fly fishing and fly tying. He is the author of many books and creator of several best-selling tying kits. All of Steve's products can be found here. To contact Steve directly, you can email him at info@chattahoocheemedia.com or visit ChattahoocheeMedia.com.