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Port Townsend, Here We Come!

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

Fri: June 17th Meet and Greet with J Michelle Swope, owner/guide of Oly Women on the Fly Guide Service Location: Pourhouse, 2231 Washington Street, Port Townsend, Free! Bring your rods, reels, and flies.... let's take a look at your gear and make sure it is ready for you for a successful fishing summer! Time: 6 to 8 pm. Saturday: June 18th Fly Fishing 101 workshop Time: 2 sessions offered. 9am-12, or 1-4pm (click time to enroll...and select June 18th as the date...then you will be able to complete your enrollment). Cost: $75.00 p/p Location: Fort Worden Historical State Park Description: The “Fly Fishing 101” workshop is geared toward someone who has never picked up a fly rod, has a minimal amount of experience, or someone looking to solidify their basic knowledge. All you need is a desire to fly fish!! No skills or equipment are required. Topics covered include
  • Fly Rod and Reel Breakdown

  • Fly Line Basics & Backing

  • Leader and Tippet Talk

  • Hook Anatomy and Choosing the Correct Size Tippet for Fly Size

  • Functional Fly Fishing Accessories

  • Setting Up Your Fly Rod

  • Putting it All Together

  • Basic Knot Overview

  • Intro to Casting

  • Proper Fish Handling and Fish Anatomy and Physiology

  • Keep Fish Wet Tips

  • What’s Next?

Sunday: June 19th Sea Run Cutthroat beach workshop: Time: 9am - 3pm Cost: $150.00 p/p Current Salt Water Fishing license required. Location: Local beach near Port Townsend (after you sign up, you will receive an email with further instructions and the location). Description: This workshop Includes information and demonstration on fishing from the beach, tips, and tricks, gear, flies, tide information, and considerations. Rods, reels, and flies provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. We will spend time discussing where to fish, what to look for, and what optimal beach conditions are. You will then have an opportunity to put what you've learned into practice and fish! Enrollment Link: Port Townsend Cutthroat Beach Fishing Workshop June 19th (click time to enroll...and select June 19th as the date...then you will be able to complete your enrollment). All activities are rain or shine! Contact info below!

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