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January 2017

Rod Building 101 with Mike Rumig

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hook Line & Sinker, Home of The First Cast Flyshop, 380 Eramosa Rd.
Guelph, Ontario N1E 6R2 Canada
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Gain appreciation for the time, work and effort involved in this process... During this session, Mike will be discussing the art of: Wrapping Guides; Guide Placement; Butt wraps; Cork Selection; Glueing Cork; Reaming Cork; Sanding Cork; Finish Epoxying. HLS will be hosting Rod Building Classes. Please see here for details. Custom Sage One - 6126-4B - Thread…

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Huw Llewellyn – The Search for The Grand Slam

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Grand Slam is a Saltwater fly fisherman's dream - A Permit... Bonefish ... and a Tarpon all on the same day! Huw will tie and chat about his travels in search of this dream. See here for Huw's complete BIO. See here for Huw's past Guest Presenter Sessions.

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February 2017

Gary Campbell – Everything You Wanted to Know about Flyfishing for Carp but Were Afraid To Ask…

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gary Campbell Guest Presenter

Great Lakes Carp on the Fly Rod. This interactive session with Gary will discuss the use of fly tactics and specialty flies to your advantage while angling for local Carp . From the beginner carp angler, to the seasoned, Gary will have open conversations while tying patterns, sharing his knowledge about this species. Gary is an Outdoors Enthusiast and Outdoors Educator whose…

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Todd Fritzley – Backcountry Trout in Northern Ontario

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Todd Fritzley. Backcountry Brook Trout in Northern Ontario. Todd has been fly fishing nearly exclusively since 2008 and for him, the sport has become a love and an absolute obsession. He was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario and he intimately explore the area's trout streams such as the Grand Tailwater, Upper Credit and Whitemans Creek.…

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Randy “Two Hander” Wilson – Shop Visit

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Randy Wilson will be visiting between 11am and 2pm. For those who know Randy, you are aware of his on going challenges due to a severe stroke. We all benefitted from Randy’s kind hearted nature, and it's time to return the favour. He would love to see ANYONE and EVERYONE who might be in the neighbourhood…

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Joe Penich – Saltwater Patterns

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joe will be tying some of his award winning Saltwater Fly Patterns. See here for Joe's Past Guest presenter session. See here for Joe's complete BIO.

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March 2017

Ted Shand – Grand River Caddis Flies

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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See here for Ted’s BIO. See here for Ted’s Past Guest Presenter Session. Ted Shand - Grand River Caddis Fly. Ted Shand - Grand River Caddis Fly. Ted Shand - Grand River Caddis Fly. Ted Shand - Grand River Caddis Fly. Ted Shand - Grand River Caddis Fly. Ted Shand - Grand River Caddis Fly.…

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RESCHEDULED! – Arron Varga – Tying Grand River Tube Body May Flies & Crane Flies

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Arron’s “Hemingway” Grand River Crane Fly. CDC Tie with “Hemingway" Wings & Tube Body. Very humble in his demeanour, without doubt, Arron is truly one of the best local Fly Tyers and Fly Fisherman locally. During this session, he will use cutting edge techniques and materials to tie innovativeGrand River Tube Body May Flies &…

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April 2017

Nick Groves – “Nick’s Spring Swingers”

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Nick will tie some of his key steelhead patterns that have brought him success for steelhead on the swing. ... New materials, styles, and techniques will be demonstrated and discussed! See here for Nick’s past Guest Presenter Session. See here for Nick’s complete BIO.  

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Spring Spey Tune-Up with Peter Charles

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Peter Charles - Spey Casting Refresher / Tune-up / Lesson. It’s Spring, opening day is around the corner and the steelhead are running. It’s time to shed the winter rust from our Spey Casting skills. This six hour program is a perfect opportunity for beginners to learn Spey Casting as well as a tune up…

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