The course will run for 7 consecutive Monday nights, starting at 7.30 pm and finishing at 9.30 pm.
Participants are advised not to purchase equipment prior to the start as expert advice on ‘what works’ will be given during the course. The flies chosen will demonstrate a range of different tying techniques and materials.
We will have a different demonstrator each week tying up to two flies each night.
Additional members will also attend to give “hands on” help, advice and one to one demonstration to students.
Week 1 will be an introductory night running through equipment, materials, etc.
This year the course will be FREE to fee-paying members and will cost $50 for visitors/non-members wishing to partake in the course.
All materials, hooks, beads, feathers and fur etc., are supplied.
Places are limited to 16 however we also require a minimum of 6 people to sign up.
If you want to attend, place your name on the list on the Notice Board or email firstname.lastname@example.org. with your contact details and the club will follow up prior to commencement.
This will be an excellent time to learn from some of the clubs expert fly tyers.
By now you should all be aware that our club is going to reach a significant milestone later this month being 50 years since incorporation. This is something that is really worth celebrating, and I want to encourage everyone to take part in the celebrations that we have planned for early to mid June.
The premiere event to celebrate this great achievement is our 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner being held on Saturday the 17th of June at Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron.
So far we have sold around 55 tickets (Out of 100) and I encourage you all to come along and bring your partners for a wonderful meal, some quality entertainment and some dancing.
I caught up with our founding President, Mick Hall, in Ballarat earlier this week, and we discussed why Southern Fly Fishers was founded. The key reason was that a Fly Fishing club did not exist that encouraged both female and family participation back in the late 1960’s. It seems that we at Southern have certainly been trail blazers over the last 50 years.
That is why we have made this celebration an event to be attended by not only the Fisher Folk, but also their partners who support them in their pursuit of the ultimate enjoyment that Fly Fishing provides.
There will be lucky door prizes on the night (Not particularly related to fishing) and it is certainly lining up to be an enjoyable and memorable event.
If for some reason you can not get along to the club to buy your tickets, then please contact Tom Galloway (Our ticket man) to see what can be arranged.