The Fly Shop's® "Learning From the Masters" Series
Fly Fishing for Bass with Skip Morris
The Fly Shop® is thrilled to be working with acclaimed author and angler Skip Morris (see for their full bios). Skip is one of the best in the business, and he's hosting several one-day bass fly fishing workshops at The Fly Shop's exclusive private fly fishing bass retreat at Steiner Lake.
Fly fishing for largemouth bass is a longtime tradition in North America -- and wonderful sport. There are largemouth bass in every American state except Alaska and in every Canadian province, so this fishing is nearly always handy. Yet many fly fishers resist bass fly fishing simply because they don't understand it. If you're timid about trying bass on a fly, a day with Skip Morris on The Fly Shop's prime bass water -- Steiner Lake -- will change all that.
In each of these one-day workshops you'll learn the thrill of seeing a stout, powerful bass slam down a floating hair fly and then soar up in a wild head-shaking leap, and the fascination of probing deep structure with a slinky streamer fly on a sinking line to feel the rod suddenly jump at the water. You'll learn also such critical tactics as how to fish a hair bug back in the weeds and fallen timber largemouth love without snagging, how to cast big and wind-resistant bass flies, how to read a bass lake, when to fish deep and when to fish shallow and when to not fish at all, how to select the right flies for various conditions--the works. Specific equipment for fly fishing for bass will also be discussed, including rods, leaders, watercraft, everything.
Skip Morris, your instructor, has written the most popular book on tying bass flies to date, appears as the host and instructor on a bass-fly-fishing video, and has published many magazine articles on bass fly fishing. Skip knows largemouth-bass fly fishing. (He's also written thirteen books and hundreds of articles on fly-fishing, along with speaking at fly-fishing events across the US and Canada, and overseas.) He, with help from his fishing partner-wife Carol Ann, will take you through a presentation on the mechanics and techniques of bass fly fishing, and then take you out on the lake, demonstrate the techniques and strategies, answer your questions, and finally fish alongside you in your day of learning, fishing, discovery, and fun. With only six students in a workshop, you'll get plenty of personal attention.
Bass Clinic Dates:
• Saturday, April 27, 2013
• Sunday, April 28, 2013
• Additional dates may become available
Bass Clinic Rates:
• $150 per person (lunch is NOT provided)
Bass Fly Tying Workshop Dates:
• Friday, April 26, 2013
Tying Workshop Rate:
• $25 per person
There are few names in the world of fly fishing so widely known and solidly established as Skip Morris. Skip has published over a dozen fly-fishing books, including the genuine best-seller Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple. He's published hundreds of magazine articles on fly-fishing and fly-tying (along with a smaller number on jazz guitar). He is the instructor on six videos, has worked in television and radio as a fly fishing personality.
Author of the following books:
• Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple
• The Art of Tying the Nymph
• The Art of Tying the Dry Fly
• The Art of Tying the Bass Fly
• Tying Foam Flies
• Concise Handbook of Fly Tying
• The Custom Graphite Fly Rod
• Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes (with Brian Chan)
• Waterproof Fly Fisher's Guide: Western River Hatches
• Morris on Tying Flies
• Trout Flies for Rivers
• Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple II, Advanced Techniques
• The Art of Tying the Bass Fly, second edition
Currently writes the following columns:
• "Benchside Solutions," Fly Fishing & Tying Journal
• "Player to Player," Just Jazz Guitar
• "Plain Talk on Fly Fishing," American Angler
• "Skip's Tying Bench," Salmon Trout Steelheader
• "The Freethinking Fly Tier," Fly Tyer
• "Morris on Tying," Fly Fishing & Tying Journal
Host of the following instructional DVDs/videos:
• "Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple"
• "The Art of Tying the Nymph"
• "Tying Foam Flies"
• "The Art of Tying the Bass Fly"
• "Fly-Fishing for Bass"
• "Flies for Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout"
Skip and his wife, Carol, were for three years among the regular hosts of the "Fly-Fish Television Magazine" show, which was broadcast throughout the US and overseas. In the US, it was on the Outdoor Life Network.
Skip has written and published over 200 articles in the following magazines: Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Tyer, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Warmwater Fly Fishing, Midwest Fly Fishing, Just Jazz Guitar, Fly Tying, American Angler, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Western Outdoors, Fly Fisherman. The fall 1996 issue of Fly Tying magazine contained a feature article about Skip
titled "Skip Morris, the Man in the Painting."
Skip's original fly patterns are tied and distributed by the Solitude Fly Company of Alhambra, California. Their current catalog contains over 30 of Skip's patterns, most in several sizes.
Custom-Tailored Casting Seminars & Clinics
In addition to The Fly Shop'sŪ regularly scheduled in-house schools, casting workshops, and private lessons, we strive to bring some of the best fly fishing and fly casting talent to Redding to conduct specialized clinics through our "Learning from the Masters" series. In 2008, steelhead guru Dec Hogan and Norwegian Spey Casting expert Dag Midtgard worked with The Fly Shop® to conduct seminars in spey-casting techniques and fishing applications for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon.
Check this webpage regularly to find out about other specialty workshops put on by The Fly Shop®.
Making Reservations to our Workshops
To make a reservation, please give us a call at 800-669-3474 during business hours any day of the week, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. We can give you the answers you need, detailed explanations to questions you might have, or check on availability and confirm your reservation in minutes.