Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The 2020 trip schedule


I currently have four hosted trips on the schedule for  2020. Please join us if you can.

Jan 11-18 - Rio Gallegos, Argentina - Estancia las Buitreras - Sold Out

March 28 to April 4 - Ambergris Caye, Belize - Blue Bonefish Lodge - Sold Out

July 26-23 - Quebec, Atlantic salmon on the Natashquan river

October 3-10 - King Salmon, Alaska - Naknek River  Camp

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Naknek River Camp 2019 - another great week


We had a great week at the Naknek River Camp. This year we went up at the end of September. Lot of rainbows in the 24-32" range. I want the thank Jim and Phyllis and the staff and guides for all their support. I also want to thank David, Tom, Terry, Billy Tom and Regan. I look forward to heading back hopefully next year. More pictures to follow.





Thursday, September 26, 2019

It's Naknek River Camp time

Heading back to Alaska and the wonderful Naknek River for the big fall rainbows. Last hosted trip of 2019. 



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sept salt water clinic


We had a good group for our September salt water clinic. Weather was a bit of a challenge, but it made teaching casting with various winds a lot easier. Overall we focus on casting fundamentals, hauls and various fishing salt fishing situation and techniques. It was terrific teaching with Ray and Michael and we will be putting this clinic on the 2020 schedule.


Friday, September 6, 2019

Rescheduled two handed clinic Nov 9

Because of Hurricane Dorian, we have rescheduled our two handed clinic to November 9.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Estancia Las Buitreras - January 11-18, 2020 - is sold out

Very happy to report our January 11-18 return to Estancia las Buitreras is sold out. We have a great group going down this year. I love January on the Rio Gallegos. 
Please think about joining us at ELB in 2021. We be back January 23-30. 






Thursday, August 1, 2019

Becasue of Hurricane Dorian, we have reschedule our Sept 7 clinic to Nov 9 - Narragansett, RI - Two Handed Clinic


Our two handed clinic info. We still have a few openings.


RI Spey will be holding a Spey 2.0 casting class on September 7, in Narragansett, RI on the Narrow River beginning at 8:30am and ending about 3pm. This class is for intermediate spey casters and will feature advanced spey casting techniques. 

Spey 2.0 will focus on three casts: Switch, Single Spey, and Snake-roll casts that include air-born (touch-n-go) anchors, and are ideal for Scandinavian style shooting heads, long leaders and small ('ish) flies. Throughout the day we will expand on these lively (and lovely) casts using dominant and non-dominant top hands, allowing us to deal with wind and sides of river (current).

Currently the Spey 2.0 class has seven registered students and will be limited to ten, our maximum. The fee for these classes is $200 for seven hours of instruction, and includes lunch. Equipment will be provided.

INSTRUCTORS:

Craig Buckbee-
Master Casting Instructor
Craig is a licensed guide in NY and PA. He enjoys the dichotomy between upstate and city - teaching year round, in NY's Central Park and on Catskill waters. He is a National tournament medal winner with the American Casting Association, and a Pennsylvania Fly Casting champion and is an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing. Recently he has been spending time abroad, interviewing fish in Argentina, Kiribati and Greenland. Craig is on the HMH Vise Pro team, and on Industry Guide programs of several other fine gear manufacturers.

Jim Barr-
Certified Casting Instructor
Jim is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain and owner /operator of the fly fishing and light tackle guide service, Skinny Water Charters 
based in Newport, RI

John Bilotta-
Master Casting Instructor
Certified Two-Hand Casting Instructor
John hosts domestic and international trips through his Georgetown Fly Fishing Company 
(www.georgetownflyfishing.blogspot.com) and teaches throughout the year, mentors and examines other instructors. 

For more information on this class contact me at: JamesBarrRI@gmail.com, or 401-465-8751



Monday, July 29, 2019

RI two handed clinic this weekend


Really looking forward to our two handed clinic this Saturday. Thrilled to be teaching with Craig and Jim and we are working with 11 anglers. Looks like good weather and we are sold out. We still have openings for our September clinic.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sept 7 Two Handed clinic RI - still some availability



The RI Spey 2.0 casting class is scheduled for September 7, in Narragansett. The September class is for more intermediate spey casters.

This Spey class will focus on three casts: Switch, Single Spey, and Snake-roll - casts that include air-born (touch-n-go) anchors, and are ideal for Scandinavian style shooting heads, long leaders and small ('ish) flies. Throughout the day we will expand on these lively (and lovely) casts using dominant and non-dominant top hands, allowing us to deal with wind and sides of river (current).


Currently the Spey 2.0 class has five registered students and will be limited to ten, our maximum. The fee for these classes is $200 for seven hours of instruction, and includes lunch.

Aug 3 Two handed clinic Narragansett RI - sold out


The RI Spey 1.0 Introductory casting class is scheduled for August 3rd in Narragansett. This class was originally scheduled for April but was postponed due to inclement weather. We have fully subscribed this class with ten casters. Instructors will be John Bilotta and Craig Buckbee, both very experienced two handed fly casters and instructors.


Madison CT Salt water fly fishing clinic July 20

Despite one of the hottest days this summer, our salt water fly fishing clinic in Madison was a success. Thanks to instructors Ray and Michael for all your help. We had five anglers and covered a ton of material throughout the day -  The program focused on casting - improving loops and double hauls - and a variety of saltwater fishing techniques. This is a clinic we will run again, I hope you will consider joining us.












Sunday, July 21, 2019

South Shore Fly Casters two handed clinic



From our two handed casting clinic in mid July with the South Shore Fly Casters in Weymouth, MA.  Even with high summer temperatures, we managed to cover a lot of two handed material and most importantly had a terrific time. I am looking forward to our next casting get together.