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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the shop to sign up. Sign up quick because I see this class selling out soon.
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.html
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 TBA
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.
June TBA I was hoping to have group trip local finalized, but it looks like it going to be another week. Stay tuned …
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/
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.
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.
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”