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Clinics & Events

Our Free Clinics and Events set the
Stage for Outdoor Adventure

Clinics, events, and awesome people!

Take part in fun clinics and events designed especially for your outdoor way of life. 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 - 2017

Saltwater Fly Fishing 101 Clinic
Thursday May 25th, 7-9pm

More and more these days, fly fishers are discovering how much fun salt-water fly fishing can be!
In this presentation , which draws on Steve's book Saltwater Fly Fishing 101, you'll learn how to make the transition from fresh to salt. You'll learn about the equipment you need and the flies that work. You'll learn how to rig everything up. You'll learn techniques for casting to fish and for battling them once they're hooked.
You'll even discover some specific Florida Gulf Coast locations that you can explore with your fly rod and when we're done, you'll have everything you need to begin enjoying saltwater flyfishing on your own!

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Euro Nymphing Clinics with Stephen Tomasovich and Gordon Vanderpool June 10-11th at Buford Dam!

Beginning Euro-Nymphing Sat. June 10th ($100):

This 3 hour on water clinic is offered to the angler with no former experience in the technique. We will go over when and where to use the technique, proper equipment, rigging and leader set ups, fly patterns, and provide on the water training. By the end of this clinic each participant should be able to apply this technique on future fishing trips. Some rods will be available but participants should bring there own. We will provide a basic nymphing leader with built in sighter.

Advanced Euro-Nymphing Sun. June 11th ($100):

This 3 hour on the water clinic is designed for the angler with experience in the technique who wants to up his or her game. High level leader set up and advanced casting and line management skills will be demonstrated and taught on the water. Anglers signing up for this class should have appropriate gear.

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AO Bugs and Suds!
Thursday June 15th, 6-8pm 
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 months event will be hosted at the shop. Come one come all! No reservation required. 


Flyfishing 101 *FREE*

Tuesday June 29th @7pm  
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 free two-hour clinic, 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. 
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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 or visit