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Hands-On Learning Opportunities

If you are new to fly fishing and want some hands-on learning, here are some local resources.  The first is our club’s casting clinic held the last Saturday of the month at Jade Park in Capitola.  (Check the club activity list in the newsletter or the monthly calendar on the website).  Another option is to check the schedule at Central Coast Flyfishing and see what Geoff Malloway is offering:

Local Recreation Classes Taught by SCFF Members

This fall, we have club members offering classes through the local recreation department.  This might be a good class for some of our brand new members or for friends who are interested in an introduction to fly fishing.

Discover Fly Fishing
Capitola Park & Recreation
Alex Ferber

It will be 5 consecutive Saturdays starting September 23- October 21. It will be held at the Jade St Park in Capitola and we will use the recreation building for our classroom sessions. The class is for those with little or no experience in Fly Fishing. It will cover basic casting on the lawn, as well as classroom instruction on knot tying, rigging rods for various fishing situations, reading water, basic entomology, conservation and an overview of the equipment one might need to get staying fly fishing. It is geared to those wanting to get into fly fishing or to those just getting into fly fishing who would like a formal introduction to what it takes to fly fish. I will supply all the equipment, including rods, reels etc.  you can sign up for it at:

Fly Fishing 101  Oct 17 and Oct 21
Santa Cruz Park & Recreation
Tim Loomis

Fly fishing demystified! This class will cover the basics of fly fishing along with the history of the sport from its evolution of tree branches as poles to state of the art graphite rods. Learn about two of the commonly used types of fly fishing along with the ABCs of casting with all the various knots, materials and gear available. Then we will head outside to practice the skills learned. Discover a lifelong hobby that will take you into the great outdoors. Tuesday’s class is instructional and Saturday’s class will be held outdoors. Rods, reels and gear are all provided. A material fee of $30.00 is due to the instructor at the first class. Tuesday’s class will take place at 7pm at the LNCC, Saturday’s class will take place at 10:00am at DeLaveaga Park Meadow.

Additional info and sign up detail at: