Saturday, November 28, 2015


Upcoming Events



The Upper Midwest Council is excited to announce a Fly Fishing School to be held July 24 - 26, 2015 in the Rochester, 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 Rochester is neaer area the Driftless area renown for miles of trout rivers and streams.  Please note that the fly fishing school was originally to be held in Rushford, MN but a change in venue was needed and switched to Rochester.  The fly fishing school will be held at the Rochester Community & Technical College.  


Friday July 24, 2015  4 - 9 pm  Registration at Rochester Community & Technical College, Fly casting and fly tying demonstrations

Saturday July 25, 2015   7:00 am Registration at the Rochester Community & Technical College
  8:30 am   Beginning Fly Tying Beginning, Casting
  10:30 am Warm Water Fly Tying Beginning, Intermediate Casting
  Noon Lunch
  2:00 pm Fly Tying Group Bronze Award Skills, Casting at all levels
  5:00 pm Adjourn for dinner.  There are many quality resturants in the local area.  
  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.  

To be determined is the designated motel for accommodations.  There are also other motels or campgrounds in the area. 

Forward Registration to:  Todd Heggestad, 209 Snively Road, Duluth, MN  55803
For further information contact Todd Heggestad at

Weather Policy:  Please bring appropriate clothing for anticipated weather.  Severe weather - casting classes will be held in the field house.
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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