I think that has happened to all of us at some point however LECTU is about to change all that. We are going to hold our first ever Trout Fishing 101 Clinic on Saturday June 21 starting at 9:00 am for all those who want to know how to fish for
Amish trout. We have taken the most experienced Little Elkhart trout fishermen and asked them to serve as instructors. Each instructor will be teaching a different technique for taking trout on the Little Elkhart River.
The Little E, fly fishes different than most rivers. We have water level fluctuations, water clarity considerations and trout cover that are mainly woody. To be successful you need to be able to change techniques depending on the conditions and the time of year. We want our members to be successful in their adventures to the Little Elkhart River so let us help you get a jump on the learning curve.
The Clinic will run like this. The “students” will divided into smaller groups. Each group will go with an instructor to the river for education on a particular technique. Your instructor will advise you as to the type of water to look for when fishing this technique, the best time of year to use it and a list of flies to use with this technique. The instructor will then demonstrate the technique and answer any questions you have about it. After a designated time the “student group” will then move to another instructor for another educational demonstration until all techniques have been gone through.
Techniques covered will include streamers, nymphing, swinging soft hackles, jig fishing log jams and dries and dry/ droppers. We will provide written handouts with diagrams, fly selection and information on each technique and space for you
to take notes for future reference.
There is no fee for this clinic however we would like to know who and how many will attend so you will need to reserve a spot. This clinic will be a rain or shine event so dress appropriately. The clinic should take about two hours so there will be plenty of time to try out all that you have learned the rest of the afternoon. You might as well bring your fishing gear and make a day of it while all the info is fresh in your mind.
To reserve a spot in LECTU’s inaugural Little Elkhart Trout Fishing 101 Clinic contact Mike Beachy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (574)596-4929.
LECTU will be holding an advanced fly casting class on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Charlie Ray will serve as our instructor. Last summer we held the beginners class that was well attended and well received. This summer we will be holding the advanced class. The fee is nominal and the education is great. Charlie is well versed in teaching the fine art of fly fishing. Do not miss this chance to take your fly fishing to the next level.
The class is limited to the first 8 people who sign up. Charlie will instruct two students for a two hour period so you will receive ample instructor time. The schedule and venue has yet to be determined but it will be held in the near Middlebury area.
Contact Mike Beachy at email@example.com or call (574)596-4929 to reserve your spot.
Our friends at the SJRVFF have contributed to a IDNR study of smallmouth bass in the St. Joe River. If you fish this river and catch a Smallie look for a tag, you could win prizes for calling in the tag information. Check this page for more details.