Women's Fly Fishing Basics Clinic

This is a weekly event, running on Wednesday from August 20, 2014 through September 3, 2014. Nez Perce Co. Fairgrounds, Idaho Fish & Game Office and Kelly Creek, Idaho (208) 669-1858 pkingery@vandals.uidaho.edu
Kelly Creek Fly Casters, Temple Creek Outfitters and Idaho Fish and Game are partnering to offer an annual women’s fly fishing clinic. In this clinic, women will enjoy an introduction to fly fishing in a comfortable environment. The clinic will provide hands-on instruction in fly casting, basic education about fly fishing rods, reels and lines, stream entomology, fish habitat; reading the water and most importantly, how to catch fish!

Also included in this clinic are; classroom sessions held at the Idaho Fish and Game office, fly casting lessons at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, and a weekend overnight campout at Kelly Creek. The course will offer a 2:1 student to instructor ratio. Each student will have guided fishing time with a mentor. Breakfast on Saturday, a Saturday snack and a dinner Saturday night are all provided on the campout.

The cost of the clinic is $75.00 per person. Young women ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a participating adult or parent. This event is specifically designed for beginners, but everyone is welcome to attend!

Specific dates, times and locations of this fun-filled clinic are listed below.

Two classroom lectures at the Idaho Fish and Game office, 3316 16th St., Lewiston
With casting lessons at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burrell Ave., Lewiston
Wednesday, August 20th 6-9pm (classroom)
Wednesday, August 27th 6-7pm (casting); 7-9pm (classroom)
Wednesday, September 3rd 6-7pm (casting); 7-9pm (classroom)

On the water overnight weekend experience on Kelly Creek, Idaho
Friday, September 5th Afternoon/Evening Arrival
Saturday, September 6th 9am-5pm Fishing
Sunday, September 7th 10am-1pm Fishing

Students must purchase an Idaho fishing license before the weekend outing and must bring all other meals, snacks and beverages.

Fly rods and reels will be provided for students who do not own equipment, but all other fishing gear (including waders and boots) and camping equipment must be provided by the student. Space is limited so register early by contacting Peg Kingery at pkingery@vandals.uidaho.edu or by phone at (208) 669-1858.
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