FLY FISHING -- A series of free spey casting and steelhead fishing seminars have been scheduled for every Saturday in September at Westslope Fly Shop, 1003 E. Trent Ave., Suite 145, in Spokane.
The schedule includes a variety of classes geared to both novice and experienced anglers. Pre-register for limited seating by calling the shop, (509) 838-0252. The offerings include:
Spey casting seminar and instruction, 10 a.m.-noon (except Sept. 17). Held on the Spokane River. Equipment will be furnished as needed, however participants must provide their own waders and wading boots (or wet wading “water shoes”). No limit to the number of attendees for the seminar, but only the first six people to sign up may participate in the casting instruction.
Knot tying and rigging, 1 p.m. -2 p.m. Discusses basic knots that any angler should know as well as how to rig lines, tie oversize loops for Spey set ups and build custom sink tips.
Single-handed casting instruction, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. An FFF-certified casting instructor will help you improve your skills. For novice and experienced anglers. Special emphasis on heavier rods/lines and nymphing techniques for steelhead.
Steelhead fly tying seminar, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Fly-tying expert Clark demonstrates techniques for tying innovative steelhead flies for Inland Northwest Waters. Each week will focus on a different pattern.