Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Learn to tie flies and take your game to the next level



Rob hitting it big in Slovenia for Fly Fishing Team USA!


Fly tying is inextricably linked to the evolution and history of fly fishing. While basic fly tying methods and techniques have not changed dramatically since its origin, there have been incredible changes to tools and materials, especially with synthetics, hook designs, and vises. 

Tying flies is not just an extension of fishing enjoyment; it inherently improves your ability to catch fish through the creation of food sources and knowledge of their behavior.  While you don’t have to tie flies to be a successful fishermen, you will never have the edge that accomplished fly tiers enjoy.

Rob Kolanda (see below for more about Rob) will be hosting a beginning class on February 10, 2013 for $69.95 and an intermediate session on February 24, 2013 for $79.95.  Both classes will be 3 hours in duration and limited to 6 students.  The shop will provide all necessary materials  to complete the sessions and can (if needed) provide the students with the necessary tools.

Why take such courses? “I can watch Internet videos, buy books and DVD’s, and go to Saturday morning clinics.” All true, but nothing speeds up your proficiency and knowledge faster than one-on-one help from a seasoned tyer.  As an additional incentive, Front Range Anglers is offering a 15% discount on any material or tools you purchase.  In effect, this will probably cover most of the instruction fees.

The rapid growth of fly tying is being driven by readily available digital/hardcopy information, specialty materials, and knowledgeable fly shop resources combined with fly fishermen who are pressing to move to the next stage.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!


About Rob Kolanda

Rob has been involved in the fly fishing industry for nearly 20 years, including time at a number of fly shops.  Aside from managing various segments of the retail business, he has been a signature fly tyer for several companies, and a key member of Fly Fishing Team USA. Throughout his years as a competitive fly fiersheman, Rob has collected five Gold, five Silvers and a Bronze medal with the US National Fly Fishing Team, was a winner of the America's Cup and a two time winner of the South Platte Carp Slam.

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