Brad Pitt made fly-fising look so easy in A River Runs Through It. Dappled sunlight on blond hair, the big smile and a slight flick of the wrist to set a fly lure right on the lip of a hungry trout. Oh, if that’s all it took.
Thankfully, for the rest of us mere mortals looking to get out from under a tangled mess, help is on the way. On Saturday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon John Kollett and Sandra Demel at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will host a workshop for all levels.
The workshop will cover everything you need to know to get started right away including knot tying, casting technique and tips, fish handling plus more advanced techniques like fine tuning your saltwater cast and double hauling.
The cost is $100 or $85 for rod and gun club members and is open to both adults and adolescents. An evening guided shore fly-fishing trip is offered for an additional $50.
Fly tackle is provided or bring your own equipment.
If busy on May 14, the same class will be offered on June 18, July 16 and August 6 at the same times.
For more information, call 508-693-6338 or visit buzzardsbayflyfishing.com.