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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

Flyfishing 101 *FREE*
Tuesday Feb. 21st @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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AO Bugs and Suds!
Thursday-February 16th, 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. 

 

"Flies for Wild Trout" Tying Workshop ($30) *FULL*
Saturday-February 18th, 11-2pm
Intermediate tyers, or tyers who have completed the introductory Fly Tying 101 course, are sure to enjoy this exciting new tying class designed to help you fill your fly box with proven flies for wild trout fishing in northern Georgia. We’ll be focusing on tying two great dry flies (the Elk Hair Caddis plus a yarn wing variation on the Adams) and on tying two elegant nymphs (the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear and Nathan’s Soft-Hackle Emerger). These flies can be fished individually or combined in various ways (as dry/dropper pairs or in dual nymph rigs), giving you tremendous versatility when fishing wild trout waters throughout the Southeast. Key tying skills you’ll be using include the pinch wrap for tying materials to the hook; you’ll also learn how to create easy-to-see yarn wings for mayfly imitations.  All materials are provided. Tools are provided for use in the workshop, too, or feel free to bring your own.

 

Making the transition from fresh water fly fishing to salt.
Presented by: Louis Cahill of Gink and Gasoline
Tuesday-February 28th, 6-8:30pm
Local fly fishing legend, renowned outdoor photographer and the man behind Gink and Gasoline will be presenting on how to make the transition from fresh to salt. He will be using the fundamentals of bonefishing to explain this conversion.

This is a presentation where everyone can learn at any level. Louis is a living encyclopedia on fishing. Here are some examples of what he will discuss. In addition to learning techniques on how to better spot fish, improve casting and set up tips, you will learn how to best work with you guide to increase  your success. You will also get to see some amazing photography.

Louis will be demoing how to tie his Dirty South Shrimp. Due to the complexity of this fly we will not be tying it.  There is no cost to attend.  

We will be ordering BBQ and drinks. We will all be chipping in for this. The typical cost is $20.  Space is limited so please RSVP to scott@atlantflytying.org.  Include if you attend to join us for food. 

  

White Bass Fly Fishing Clinic  
Tuesday-March 7th, @7pm 
White bass season will be here before we know it!  In this free clinic with Steve Hudson you'll learn proper fly selection, rod rigging, and locations for targeting white bass on your local, Georgia rivers this spring.
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"Flies for White Bass" Tying Workshop ($30) 
Saturday-March 11th, 11-2pm  
Learn to tie affective patterns for fishing White Bass this spring in our local streams.  All materials are provided. Tools are provided for use in the workshop, too, or feel free to bring your own.  
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Interest in Future Euro-Nymphing Clinics ($75)   
TBD, 8-11am @Buford Dam 
These 3 hour on water clinics with Stephen Tomasovich and Gordon Vanderpool are offered for the angler with and without former experience in the technique.  The "Beginning Euro-Nymphing" clinic 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 their own.  We will provide a basic nymphing leader with built in sighter.  The "Advanced Euro-Nymphing" clinic is 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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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.