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Mike Weddell

The art of successful angling

If you are a keen fisher or a curious beginner, this course offers the opportunity to learn and refine their skills in fly tying for fishing our rivers and streams.

The course will cover the basic tools and techniques of fly tying. By the end of the course, you will have practical patterns for both the local area and other parts of the country.

This is the opportunity to gain much from the experienced and knowledgeable tutor. There will also be stories told and experiences shared.

Fly Fishing – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

In this course which may (but not necessarily) follow on from the flying tying, the theory will be put into practice.

Participants will cover a selection of tackle, trout behaviour, trout food, selection of flies and how to fish for them in the various waters of New Zealand.

As well as a few lessons at the college, most of the time will be spent putting theory into practice in some of the finest trout fishing areas in the country.

Please note: a fishing licence is a pre-requisite for the course.

Mike is a noted fly fishing expert; he has been flying fishing for over 50 years and has been a teacher of the art for more than 40 years. For many years he has been the angling correspondent for the Otago Daily Times. He has published books on the topic and is a respected member of the angling community.

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