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Creekside fly fishing class, Water Week 2024

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β€œGive someone a fish, and they eat for a day. Teach someone to fish, and they’ll spend all their time fishing.” 

Join us for a hands-on workshop where participants learn how to create their own fishing flies (materials and tools will be provided by the shop). WhetherΒ you're an expert or novice we will guide you through the process of selecting materials, tying knots, and creating different types of flies specific to the Conestoga River and surrounding areas.Β 

What to expect:

This is a two part class environment. Roughly 2 hours will be spent receiving material selection and hands on tying instructionΒ in tying your own fly. This will be conducted on premises at CreekSide Fly and tackle. Participants will then be transported to a nearby location for in field instruction in fly casting and using your newly tied fly to "catch and release"Β 

    As a Conestoga River Club Event, all participants should expect the following policies and procedures:

    1. To be prepared to sign two waivers; a standard waiver of liability that covers, realease to treat, photo release, standard hold harmless,Β and an linsurance waiver.Β 
    2. To be prepared to follow all PFBC boating safety laws and regulations.
    3. To be prepared to wear a US Coast Guard approved PFD while actively engaged on the water or within 10’ of the launch facility.
    4. To follow the instructions of the group leader/ trip guide.
    5. To arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled l time.Β 
    6. Trips will be held "rain or shine". In the case of unsafe river conditions the event will be rescheduled.

    Participants should bring:

    1. A refillable water bottle or canteen, single use plastics are discouraged.
    2. A wide brimmed hat or sun shade
    3. Sunscreen/ sunblock
    4. A change of clothing and towel, to be kept in participants vehicle.
    5. Suitable footwear in the form of closed toe, full foot water shoes or sneakers with good traction are recommended. Open sandals, flip flops and other "slip on" footwear are not permitted. Your feet will get wet, plan accordingly.Β 

    Meet your guide:

    Braden Story, owner of CreekSide fly and tackle.

    Born and raised in beautiful Lancaster County, PA, Braden grew up with a passion for art and the outdoors. Braden spent his time at a young age in the woods and streams of the Millport Conservancy where his childhood home still resides. In the fall of 2021, Braden decided to open a local fly shop right on his homestream of the Lititz Run and became dedicated to providing the essentials for the everyday angler.


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    Refunds are available up to 1 day prior to the event