During the month of October Alpharetta Outfitters invites all to join in on their Fall Fly Tying Contest. Bring your favorite, self-tied, trout pattern by the shop to be entered. The fly must be your own homegrown dry fly, nymph, or streamer. We encourage all experience levels of tiers to participate. They will announce a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner at the end of October.
1st Place: Loon Tying Kit, $25 dollar gift card, and an AO hat.
2nd Place: Wapsi Fly Tying LED Lamp, $25 gift card, and an AO hat.
3rd Place: $25 dollar gift card, and an AO hat.
Nymphing 101 Fly Fishing Clinic *FREE*
Thur. October 11th, 7-9pm
Fish do as much as 90 percent of their feeding underwater, and once you learn the techniques of "nymphing" with sub-surface insect imitations you'll be set to get in on that exciting action yourself! In this clinic, we hope to demystify nymph fishing and make it easier to understand. Join us for this special clinic to learn this great fly fishing technique that is sure to help you on the water this fall!
"Intro to Articulation" Fly Tying Class ($30)
Sat. October 13th, 9-12pm
There is something to be said about going on a headhunt for that one, BIG brown trout. In these scenarios, big flies will catch big fish! This class will introduce the techniques used for adding articulation to your streamer patterns and give you the foundation for creating your own, unique, articulating flies. Bigger flies, more movement, what more do big fish want? Let us help you start filling your box with the meaty flies big fish won't be able to resist!
NOTE: This is an intermediate to advanced tying class. It will be assumed that you already have knowledge of pinch wraps, whip finishes, trapping wraps, and applying dubbing.
Bugs and Suds *FREE*
Wed. October 17th, 6-9pm
Bugs and Suds is a gathering of tiers sitting down to tie flies, swap stories, and enjoy a cold beverage. Bring your vice, tools, and tying materials and we'll provide the rest. This month's event will be hosted at the shop. Come one come all!
Georgia DH Fly Fishing Clinic *FREE*
Thur. October 25th, 7-9pm
From Nov. 1 through May 14, portions of five Georgia streams are managed for Delayed Harvest catch-and-release trout fishing. DH season is the perfect combination of cooler weather and freshly stocked trout that will make any angler excited to head to the water! In this clinic, avid fly angler and author, Steve Hudson, will discuss fly selection, technique, and locations to get the most out of your Delayed Harvest fishing this season.
Georgia DH Fly Tying Class ($30)
Sat. October 27th, 9-12pm
Half the battle of any fly fishing venture is being well stocked with flies that you have confidence in. While delayed harvest trout are stocked, these fish can still get selective throughout the season. This means having a diverse fly box of proven DH fly patterns is crucial. In this tying class, Steve Hudson will teach several of the most effective DH fly patterns that you can take to the river with confidence. This is an intermediate to advanced tying class. It will be assumed that you already have knowledge of pinch wraps, whip finishes, trapping wraps, and applying dubbing.