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Alpharetta Outfitters’ November Classes

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Jeff at Alpharetta Outfitters has announced classes for fishermen in November. Saturday, November 11th, 10-1:00 pm is the Delayed Harvest Fly Tying Class with Steve Hudson ($30). With Delayed Harvest season, here again, fly fishers are understandably excited about hitting one of Georgia's five great DH streams. But what flies should you take? Is there anything special about the flies you use for DH fishing? 
               The answers to those questions are fascinating, and in this unique fly tying workshop, we will be using those answers to create some unique and highly effective flies especially for DH and other stocked trout. The patterns that we'll cover -- patterns such as the Enhanced Y2K, the Hudson Streamer, the Cheraw Fly, and more -- have been designed with an eye toward how stocked trout behave. They'll be familiar in some ways but a bit out of the ordinary in others. 
               "These are the flies that I fish through the DH season," says workshop leader Steve Hudson. The patterns were developed as he worked on the book TYING FLIES FOR STOCKED TROUT, a tying guide which takes a "behavioral" approach to fly design while paying special attention to Delayed Harvest trout and to how DH trout think. The result was a suite of flies that gets the job done on Georgia's DH streams -- and that's what you'll be learning to tie. Please note that this is an intermediate class. It is assumed that participants have mastered basic tying skills (pinch wraps, thread management, finishing knots, and so on).

                Tuesday, November 14th, 7- 9:00 pm. Is the free Fly Fishing 101. Have you ever thought about trying your hand at fly fishing but didn't know where to begin? Our popular Fly Fishing 101 clinic is the perfect opportunity to learn about this exciting and enjoyable sport! In this free two-hour clinic, you'll explore the basics of fly fishing:

 * What is fly fishing?

* How do I cast a fly rod?

* What kind of gear will I need?

* What about flies...which ones do I need?

* Will I need waders and other accessories?

 * Where can I fish, and what will I catch?

This clinic is presented by the noted fly fishing teacher and author Steve Hudson. Steve has led fly fishing clinics from Alaska to Florida and has taught hundreds of people the art of fly fishing. He's also the author of more than 20 books, including the acclaimed "101" series of introductory fly fishing

 Thursday, November 30th, 6-8:30 pm Delayed Harvest Tying Class w/BigT ($30). This is round two of DH fly tying with a twist!  In this class, Stephen Tomasovich will be sharing his take on a variety of his favorite DH patterns.  Join us for an evening of tying a variety of egg, mop, squeech flies, and more.
Please note that this is an intermediate class. It is assumed that participants have mastered basic tying skills (pinch wraps, thread management, finishing knots, and so on).