Sunday, December 27, 2015


Fly Fishing 101 Class Two of Five
 A great group of men and women enjoyed class number 2 of 5, at the Veterans Affairs Office in White River Junction, VT which services veterans from New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Fly Fishing 101 class is a part of a 5 month program, donated to the Project Healing Waters by the International Federation of Fly Fisher North Eastern Council. The 5 month program is developed and instructed by Burr Tupper and Ron Sowa.
The program consists of the following, What do fish eat, Matching the hatch , Fly Tying Beginner and Intermediate, Fly Fishing 101 (Covers rods, reels, lines, leaders and knots) Rod assembly, Casting and Tips and Techniques Reading the water, Fishing with Dry Flies, Streamers and Nymphs, Where to fish in NH, VT and ME ending with a Field trip and putting it all together on the river with some catching their first trout.
Today the group was shown how a fly rod is constructed from start to finish. Also the types of rods (weights - rod actions and lengths).
 The second half of the class they were shown the workings of a fly reel and the types of drag systems that fly reels have and why you need them.
A big Thank You goes out to all the men and women who have served in our armed services.

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