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Great Water Expo

March 20 - 22, 2015   The Upper Midwest Council will be a part of the Great Water Expo held in the Minneapolis area providing casting instruction by Certified Casting Instructors and Master Casting Instructors and Fly Tying group fly tiers.  IFFF members have been involved in the education component of the Great Water Expo for many years.  The Expo is being held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN.  Vendors, demonstrations, classes and Lefty Kreh will be at the Expo.   
 

FLY FISHING SCHOOL 

The Upper Midwest Council is excited to announce a Fly Fishing School to be held July 24 - 26, 2015 in the Rushford Minnesota area.  The Fly Fishing School is open to IFFF members as well as to the general public.  Registration fees for the general public will include a membership to the IFFF.  The school will offer classes in fly tying and casting for the beginner as well as those with more experience.  The Rushford area is located in the Driftless area renown for miles of trout rivers and streams.  

Agenda

Friday July 24, 2015  4 - 9 pm  Registration at Loken's Rushford Inn, Fly casting and fly tying demonstrations

Saturday July 25, 2015   7:00 am Registration at Loken's Rushford Inn
  8:30 am   Beginning Fly Tying Beginning Casting
  10:30 am Warm Water Fly Tying Beginning, Intermediate Casting
  Noon Lunch at Creekside Park Pavilion
  2:00 pm Fly Tying Group Bronze Award Skills Casting at all levels
  5:00 pm Banquet at Stumpy's
  7:00 pm  Casting Games or Mystery Material Fly Tying

Sunday July 26, 2015 9:00 am Foam & Rubber Flies for Warm Water Casting at all levels
Noon Fly Fishing School adjourns

Registration Fees IFFF member   Individual   $90.00       Couple or Parent/Youth $170.00 (Youth - ages 15-18)
Non IFFF member Individual  $125.00 Couple or Parent/Youth  $225.00  (non member fee includes IFFF membership)

Registration fees cover all classes for the weekend and the lunch on Saturday.  Not covered by the registration fee is the Banquet meal on Saturday evening and motel accommodations.  The non IFFF member fee also includes a $35.00 individual membership to the International Federation of Fly Fishers for one year.  

Loken's Rushford Inn is the designated motel for accommodations.  There are also other motels or campgrounds in the area.
Loken's Rushford Inn contact information is:  201 State Hwy 16, Rushford, MN 55971  507-864-222   www.rushfordinn.com

For the non fisher person that might also attend, there are also a variety of activities in the local area that would be of interest.  The Root River Bike Trail is a 60 mile paved bicycle trail that runs through Rushford.

There are wineries in the area that offer tours and nearby State parks with caves to explore.  Peterson, MN has a state fish hatchery and offers tours.  The National Trout Center is located in Preston, MN and is a must see for the trout enthusiast.  

Forward Registration to:  Todd Heggestad, 209 Snively Road, Duluth, MN  55803
For further information contact Todd Heggestad at theggestad57@gmail.com

Weather Policy:  Please bring appropriate clothing for anticipated weather.  Severe weather will lead to a deferred class schedule.
Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will be provided if notified two weeks prior to the Fly Fishing School.  

Todd Heggestad, CCI
President, UMC 

 

   


    

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