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25Mar2023

Sampling a Stream for Aquatic Insects

From 1pm until 4pm

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water St Gardiner Maine 04345

$25

MSAD 11

Anyone who has participated in Beginning Entomology for Fly Anglers, Mayflies, Caddisflies, or Stoneflies for Fly Anglers classes can join us for a stream sampling trip. We will learn different techniques for understanding what kind of aquatic life is found in streams, take these samples back to the classroom and identify the major groups of insects and observe their behavior and movement, relating that to fly angling techniques.  Eric Frohmberg; Stream Guide

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15Apr2023

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Damsels, Dragons, and Flies, Oh My!

Damsels, Dragons, and Flies, Oh My!

From 1pm until 3pm

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water St Gardiner Maine 04345

$25 (Deposit $25 per person)

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Following the same models we've used in the Mayflies, Caddisflies and Stoneflies classes, we will explore those aquatic insects and invertebrates.   We will cover, dragonflies, damselflies, midges, craneflies, scuds, cress bugs, crayfish and hellgrammites.  We will learn about behavior, lifestyles, and how to recognize the common families in Maine. We will look at both preserved and live specimens to think about how to choose flies to best imitate relevant stages of this insect.  Eric Frohmberg; instructor

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There are 9 places available.

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29Apr2023

Nymphing on a Fly Rod

From 1pm until 4pm

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water St Gardiner Maine 04345

$20

MSAD 11 / https://msad11.coursestorm.com/course/nymphing-on-a-fly-rod?page=3

Have you given it a try and haven't caught much yet? Are you curious about Euro nymphing and want to know more about the technique? You will learn how to properly assemble a nymphing rig using strike indicators and dropper flies. Instructors will teach you how to make adjustments to your rig according to water depth and velocity on Cobbossee Stream, if water levels permit. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to read water where fish are most likely found and feeding on nymphs! Please bring your own rod and waders, if possible!

ATTENTION: THIS CLASS WAS LISTED IN THE CATALOG FOR 5/13/23 BUT IT WILL HAPPEN ON 04/29/23.

Mike May: instructor

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29Apr2023

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Stillwater Critters

From 1pm until 3pm

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water St Gardiner Maine 04345

$25

Insects and other invertebrates trout eat are different in stillwater.   Sometimes the species will be the same that you find in streams, but you will need to fish them differently.  In this class we will talk about midges, mayflies and caddisflies, flies, dragon and damselflies, leeches, water boatmen and backswimmers, and other critters that are specific to stillwaters in Maine.   We will look at preserved specimens and think about how to choose flies that best imitate relevant stages of these critters.   

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06May2023

Euro-Nymphing Local Waters

From 1pm until 4pm

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water St Gardiner Maine 04345

$40

MSAD 11 / https://msad11.coursestorm.com/course/euro-nymphing-local-waters?page=3

Adapting the Euro style of nymphing in Maine waters has been proven to be very effective. Participants will be introduced to the benefits of Euro-nymphing vs. the strike indicators. You will learn everything you need to know from flies, building leaders, to what rods and lines to use. Euro rod outfits will be supplied for class use. Instructors will teach you how to make adjustments to your rig according to water depth and velocity on Cobbossee Stream, if water levels permit. Please bring your own waders, if possible.

ATTENTION: THIS CLASS WAS LISTED IN THE CATALOG FOR 05/20/23 BUT IT WILL OCCUR ON 05/06/23.  

Mike May: instructor

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10May2023

Fly Casting (Intermediate level)

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water St Gardiner Maine 04345

$120

MSAD 11 / https://msad11.coursestorm.com/course/fly-casting-intermediate-level?page=3

The main subject of this course allows you to become a more proficient angler in the utilization of various presentations casts. You will learn static mending, aerial mending, curve casts both positive and negative, steeple casts, and tuck casts to name a few. Static and dynamic roll casting in addition to single handed spey casting will also be part of the course. Emphasis will be placed on distance casting, double haul, casting stroke. Drift and back casting are included in this important technique. Portions of the class will utilize videotaping to provide feedback to casters. This class takes place on Wednesdays (5-630pm) and Saturdays (230-4pm) every week. Please bring your own rod, reel, and line 5 weight or above.

Mike May: certified FFI casting instructor

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13May2023

Terrestrials

From 1pm until 3pm

At Selene's Fly Shop

218 Water st

$25

Nearly any insect can fall in the water ... but some are more important for trout fishing than others.   In this class, we'll talk about some of the orders of insects that are commonly eaten by trout.  We'll talk about how to recognize them, learn about their behavior, and discuss flies and techniques to imitate them.   We'll look at both preserved and, depending on the weather, live specimens.  Eric Frohmberg; instructor

 

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