We are thrilled to welcome Leslie Ajari as your host for our first Women's Discover Fly Fishing class!
This will be a special event designed to introduce you to the world of Fly Fishing in a women's only setting. Also designed to create a fellowship among women anglers in our region.
About your host: Leslie Ajari grew up fly fishing her home waters around Truckee, CA. She started her trout and steelhead guide career in 2014. Along with being a featured presenter for clubs and conclaves, she has competed in the World Spey Casting Championships twice. Her home base is Medford, Oregon with Marlee and Dax, and she guides the Rogue River, Southern Oregon coast, Grande Ronde River and Olympic Peninsula in Washington.
Women's Discover Fly Fishing is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the sport of fly fishing in 3 part over 2 days. Part 1 (Saturday) begins with a classroom style presentation which will provide a detailed overview of the sport including:
Demystifying tackle and choicesBest rod & reel match ups for most common fishing scenariosSimple fly fishing knotsIdentifying and choosing the right fliesLocal fishing opportunities for the Southern Oregon region and beyond.As a special part of the classroom segment we will have an entire run of SIMMS waders for you to try on and get familiar with proper fit and sizing!
Part 1 begins with a classroom style presentation which will provide a detailed overview of the sport including:
Demystifying tackle and choices
Best rod & reel match ups for most common fishing scenarios Simple fly fishing knots
Identifying and choosing the right flies
Local fishing opportunities for the Southern Oregon region and beyond.
As a special part of the classroom segment we will have an entire run of SIMMS waders for you to try on and get familiar with proper fit and sizing!
Part 2 (saturday) will be held at a nearby Ashland city park for a detailed look at the art of casting a fly rod! This will include:
Proper assembly and lining your outfitProper form when learning to castCasting tips and troubleshooting
Part 3 (sunday), or the On The Water portion of the class (should you choose this option) will be held at a to be determined location, most likely on the Rogue River. This segment will include: Proper safe & effective wading techniques, Reading Water, Different types of rigging, Different types of fly casts
Your Saturday Schedule:
11am: Meet at Ashland Fly Shop in downtown Ashland, OR. Coffee, Tea and muffins from local bakery served.
11-2 ish: Classroom portion of class as described above
45 min break for lunch (there are plenty of local eateries downtown or bring your own)
3-5pm: Lawn casting portion of class as described above.
Your Sunday Schedule (should you choose this option):
10am: Meet Leslie at the TBD location.
10-3 ish: On the Water portion of class
Saturday only = $95
Saturday + Sunday = $150
As dedicated anglers and outdoor enthusiasts we want to encourage you to make this the year you Discover Fly Fishing! We look forward to sharing our passion for fly fishing with you! Please call the shop for questions or more details --> 541 488 6454