The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will sponsor its nineth annual two-day fly fishing seminar for women May 16th and 17th on the Salmon River in Altmar, NY.
This seminar is geared exclusively for women looking to improve their fly-fishing skills. It will cover instruction from beginner to advanced stages of fly-fishing, fly fishing tips and tactics, and hands-on instruction pertaining to Lake Ontario tributary-style fishing, which can also be applied to many other streams, creeks and rivers.
The seminar takes place in a relaxed atmosphere. Students will learn the basics of fly-tying, stream entomology, and equipment set up, casting using traditional fly rods and reels.
There will be highly skilled and experienced female and male instructors on hand to provide guidance so everyone has ample opportunities to learn. The course will encompass indoor and outdoor classroom settings as well as actual fishing in the Salmon River for trout and other freshwater species.
Classes will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, at the NYS DEC Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, and at 8 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
The deadline to register is April 26th. Registration is $60 for both days. Participants must be age 18 or older and must have a current New York State fishing license. Class size is limited to 20 students.
The seminars will be held rain or shine. Participants should dress for the weather and bring bug repellant and sun block as needed. Waders are recommended, as the water temperature might still be chilly in May. Equipment will be available at the seminar, but those who have a good, working fly rod set-up should bring it.
Registrations can be e-mailed to: with “2015 Women’s Fly Seminar c/o Lindsay Agness TU” in the subject line.
Checks should be made payable to “The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of TU” and mailed to Lindsay Agness – T.U. Seminars, 60 Monroe Street Honeoye Falls NY 14472. Those with questions may e-mail Lindsay Agness at the above address.