Vokey, Cohen, Wise, Wotton, Johnson, Rouse, Hoelscher, F3t and more at The Toad Fly in Conway AR in 2013

Well I am a day behind but the chance to fish with a couple of friends arose yesterday and I could not pass it up.  So with no further delay  here is who and what will be happening at The Toad Fly this year so far. I am still putting more events together but this is a pretty good start.

Jan 18,25, Feb 1-2 Kids Fly Tying Class and Trip to DRY Run Creek.  We have 2 spots left and the class will be $100.

Jan 19-20 Streamer Class with Jamie Rouse Fly Fishing Adventures.  We have 2 spots remaining for the 2 day class. Several spots left for the Classroom portion.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Feb 9th Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks.  You have seen him tie in high-speed on Youtube, now come learn how he does it.  The class will be at the shop and all materials will be provided.  Just bring you tools and learn to tie some great streamers from a master.  Cost $50  email (tim@thetoadfly.com) or call the shop to sign up.  Sign up quick because I see this class selling out soon.bwise

March 9th Davy Wotton  Just in time to get ready for the Caddis hatch, Davy will be giving a class on some of his favorite flies for the White River in the spring. Cost TBAwotton4

March 14-16th NAFF Sowbug Roundup in Mountain Home The Toad Fly will have a booth at the Sowbug this year.  Hope to see several of you there.  Be sure to stop by the booth, we will have something special for the event. We may also figure out a place to have a little gathering in the evening before we do some night fishing on Friday night.  http://www.northarkansasflyfisher.org/sowbug_roundup.htmlsowbug_2013b_sm

April 13 Chad Johnson  Chad is one of the premiere guides in Arkansas.  We have all seen the big browns he pulls off of the White and Redfish in the gulf. He will be giving a tying and techniques class on Streamers or flies for Smallmouth.  We are trying to decide which you all would rather have.  Send us an email or post on the page to let us know. Cost TBACHAD

May 11 Paul Hoelscher We locked Paul in right before he heads back to Montana to guide for the summer.  Paul will be putting on a soft hackle class.  We all know how effective they are and Paul is going to be a big part of the future of fly fishing.

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June TBA  I was hoping to have group trip local finalized, but it looks like it going to be another week.  Stay tuned …

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July TBA Pat Cohen of http://rusuperfly.com/  will coming down.  You seen his Art/flies now come learn how he does it.  I will have the date nailed down soon and will announce it.  Check out his page in the mean time.  Come by the shop and check out his flies.

July 20-21  We will be joining Si from “Duck Dynasty” at the Arkansas Outdoors Expo here in Conway.  We will be giving casting demos, fly tying demos, and have some great deals on gear.  Be sure to save the date. http://www.arkansasoutdoorsexpo.com/2013-website-header

August and September  are open at the moment but I am actively working to fill the spots with quality guests.

Oct 5  The 2nd Annual Conway Fly Fishing Film Festival.   We again have the http://flyfilmtour.com/ coming to Conway.  But this year we have the whole year to plan for it. There will be a casting tournament, vendors, and music.   There will be a lot more info on this as we move forward.  Preferred seating will be $10 each and will be able to be purchased online at the F3T site https://www.ticketriver.com/event/5866  or at the shop soon.  There will be limited tickets for the preferred seating but blanket seating will also be available for a donation the night of the event.  Have a spouse that does not enjoy fishing enough to spend all day at the event.  Problem solved!  The Conway Downtown Partnership will also be holding an Art Festival the same weekend.  Let him or her spend the day just a few blocks away shopping dining and seeing what Conway has to offer.  Dont miss out.    Make sure you subscribe to the new webpage www.thetoadfly.com to keep up with all the events of the day.

Oct 5th at The Village at Hendrix!

Oct 5th at The Village at Hendrix!

Nov 2-3  April Vokey  April Vokey of www.fly.ca will be at The Toad Fly on Saturday and Sunday.  We will be having 2 classes, One for Women only, One for everyone.  She will also be speaking at the Arkansas Fly Fishers on Monday night.  Class cost TBA shortly.  Dont miss out on one of the best treasures of fly fishing for trout and steelhead.spey-clave-vokey-2

DECEMBER!  SANTA!  Santa Clause will be at the shop and all over Downtown Conway.  Date TBA.

So its gonna be a great year.  We are working on several trips, new merchandise for the shop and several other surprises.  We hope to see you all around at one of the different clinics.  We will still be having casting classes when the weather is nice, Tying classes the 2nd Tuesday of every month and just tying on all the other Tuesdays.  Be sure to like us on our new webpage as that is the only way you will get every one of our updates.  Facebook limits how many people see the posts we make without charging us.  Click on this link to subscribe to our page. http://thetoadfly.com/

If you’re not “Getting Bent on the Fly” by the end of the year, then you have not spent enough time at “The Toad Fly”.

Good Luck and “Get Bent”

Tim

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Kids tying class and trip to Dry Run

I have 4 spots left in the kids Fly tying class that starts next Friday Night.  The  class will be on Friday nights at 6:30pm on the 18th, 25th and the 1st.  On Feb 2 we wil be meeting on Dry Run Creek to let the kids catch fish on the flies that they have tied during the class.  The cost of the class is $100.  I will have all the materials and tools here at the shop for the kids to use.  It is a co-ed class so dont miss out.  Call or email the shop to get signed up.

Jamie Rouse Streamer Class at the Toad Fly!

We are proud to have Jamie Rouse Fly Fishing Adventures as our first fly fishing Clinic on Jan 19-20.  Jamie and the Crew will putting on a streamer class that will teach the skills that made them the “2012 Orvis endorsed Guide Service of the Year”.  In addition to Saturdays class on rigging and how to tie some of the most effective streamers, Jamie, Matt, and Tony will also be showing their techniques for using not only the 7 and 8wt rods but how to fish streamers productively with 6wt rods.

The cost for both days is $250 and lets you attend the Saturday class on how to tie all the streamers JRFFA uses, how to rig them up and where to fish them.  The second day will be on the water putting the skills to work.  Just to make it interesting I am giving away a YETI Roadie Cooler to whoever lands the Biggest Fish on Sunday.  I only have 4 Spots Left for both Days so you will have to act fast.  If you would just like to do the Saturday portion of the class I have several spots left.  The cost is only $75 Dollars and includes all the materials for tying and lunch.  Both Classes allow you to keep all the flys you tie.  You only need to bring your Tools and vise to the class.

Call or email ( tim@thetoadfly.com ) me here at the shop and we will get your spot reserved for the class.  As I mentioned above only 4 spots left for the 2 day class but several spots left for the class portion on Saturday.  The Streamers Class with Jamie Rouse is just the First Fly Fishing class that we have planned for 2013!  I will be putting up the calendar for the entire year on Friday and will also be moving the blog to our new webpage   http://thetoadfly.com/

Be sure to click on the link and subscribe to new page to keep up with everything we have going on.

The class is sure to be a good time and  great way to get started learning a new way to fly fish.

Is going to be a great year to “Get Bent” on fly fishing in Arkansas.