Have you ever thought about trying your hand at flyfishing but didn't know where to begin? Alpharetta Outfitters is offering this free clinic Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 7-9pm. Their popular Flyfishing 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 flyfishing:
* 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 guides.
On Wednesday, February 21st, 6-9pm, Alpharetta Outfitters will host the Bugs and Suds, 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. No reservation required.
On February 23rd-24th, the AO will host the 2018 Southern Striper Open on Lake Lanier as a fundraising event for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Georgia and South Carolina. Captains Meeting and early check-in 6PM February 23rd at Alpharetta Outfitters (79 S Main Street, Alpharetta GA 30009) --Late check in at Tidwell boat ramp 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM --- Tournament starts first light - Noon February 24th -- Final weigh in @1PM at Twisted Oar restaurant with awards ceremony @1:30 pm (6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518) -Limit of 2 anglers per boat. Contact Alpharetta Outfitters for exceptions. 1 angler per Kayak.