Guide Report - October 2012
Fall is moving in quick and along with the cooler weather Steelhead, Salmon and Browns are moving into the rivers every day. While on a Muskie and Bass trip last Friday (Sept 28th) we witnessed a number of Steelhead and Salmon moving up river through the flat shallow waters skirting around the boat as they passed. Although all the waters are low, every amount of rain brings in more fish and we are seeing a slight increase in river flows as the fall progresses. However the fall is shaping up in the larger rivers and hopefully with the increase in fall precipitation the smaller rivers and streams will follow soon.
Saturday October 13th will be a busy day at the shop, we are offering 3 classes on this date:
Spey Casting with Dave Bishop,
I have lined up Dave for a one day Spey casting class, for those who do not know Dave He is a professional Guide and Spey casting Instructor who represents Hardy. Dave will work with the group and progress through a number of different casts and focus on line types and the proper uses of the systems. The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the Grand River. The class is very limited to the number of attendees, Please e-mail or call the shop if you would like to reserve a spot in this class and for cost information.
Introduction to two handed or Spey casting, with Brian Leduke
October 13th 2012, this class will begin at the shop at 9:00a.m. We will head to the Grand River where the instructor will review the techniques of two handed casting on the water. He will teach the application and the necessary mechanics for the students to work lines out with an understanding of loading lines and anchor points to execute controlled casting for distance and presentation. Please contact the shop or visit our website for more information or to book a spot in the class.
Introduction to Fly-tying-
9:30a.m.-2:00 p.m. Our fly-tying program will get off to an early start this season with the first intro class being offered on Saturday Oct 13th. For more information please visit our website, call or e-mail the shop so we can help you with greater detail.
Tying Classic Atlantic Salmon flies
Once again Bill Spicer will be at the shop offering classes Tying the classics. The First session of the season will begin Wednesday October 10th; these classes run for 3 evenings per pattern. Please contact the shop for more information regarding these sessions.
Upcoming Trips for 2012/13
I would like to thank every-one who came out for the Bahamas evening; Dave Byler had a great presentation for the group and explained in great detail the fishing available, prime lodging and the extras available when visiting Abaco. Grindstone has booked a number of trips for 2012 and the 2013 season and I have spoken with a number of anglers who are interested in travelling south for some great Permit and Bonefish angling.
I will be sending out an e-mail next week with dates and information for Trips to the Bahamas in November 2012, January, March and April 2013 and a Trout trip to Argentina in February 2013