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Fly fishing on Lake Tannycomo

Roxanne and were able to get down to Lake Tannycomo in Branson, MO last week. We had really nice weather on Monday and not so nice the next three days but we fished and caught fish every day. The water was high running anywhere from 4 to 9 feet above normal pool levels making for some challenges pretty much had to fish out of the boat as wade fishing was very limited to non-existent. We caught most of our fish deeper nymphing using a 9' 5x leader to 5x Umpqua fluorocarbon tippet to the first fly a pink tungsten bead san juan and 5x fluorocarbon tippet to the second fly a tungsten bead #16 red midge, above the first fly we were using 2 BB split shot and an indicator right at top. For the streamer fishing we used sinking line with a small JQ streamer or small olive wooly bugger size 8 or 10 and caught a few fish streamer fishing at times in the right places where there was a current break or a seam were we could strip the fly through. Monday afternoon we did find a pod of fish taking midge emergers in some slower water so we rigged up with two #18 midges black on top and red or copper dun on bottom with the indicator set about 20" above the first fly and no weight and we caught fish off and on for a couple of hours. We recommend River Run Outfitters Fly Shop in Branson they'll put you on the fish with the right flies.
Video Lake Tannycomo
 

Fly Tying Events

Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
Location: The Fly Shop, 138 West Main, Perham MN 

Join us on Thursday, February 6 to tie some of our favorite patterns. Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free


Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Location: Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop 138 W. Main Perham, MN
Fishing and Tying flies for NORTHERN PIKE 

Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2020. We’ll start tying at 10:00 am. Bob Wagner will be here to show us how to tie pike flies. Bob Wagner is past chapter president of the Headwaters Chapter of Minnesota Trout Unlimited and loves to fly fish for pike.Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free


Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 10 – 12:00 noon
Location: The Fly Shop, 138 West Main, Perham MN 
Tying Foam Patterns

Join us on Saturday, February 15 to tie some of our favorite foam patterns. Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free


Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
Location: The Fly Shop, 138 West Main, Perham MN 

Join us on Thursday, February 20 to tie some of our favorite patterns. Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free

Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10 – 12:00 noon
Location: The Fly Shop, 138 West Main, Perham MN 
Tying Bass Patterns

Join us on Saturday, March 7 to tie some of our favorite Bass Fly patterns. Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free



Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Backwoods Woodfire 
31 North Main St., New York Mills, Minnesota 56567

Join us at Backwoods BBQ for some food, drink, and fly tying on Thursday, March 12, 2020. We'll start tying at 6:30 pm so come a little early and enjoy some great food! Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free

 


Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
Location: The Fly Shop, 138 West Main, Perham MN 

Join us on Thursday, March 26 to tie some of our favorite patterns. Bring your vice and tools, we will have extra tools for those that do not have. Everyone Welcome! Free

Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop 
Ladies Fly Fishing Workshop

Dates: June 28, 2020

Our Women’s Fly Fishing Workshops provide an opportunity for first-time fly fishers as well as more experienced anglers to learn and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. We will cover the necessary steps to set-up your fly rod, fly fishing knots, fly selection and basic fly rod casting skills needed to enjoy a day on the water. Combine all that with the practice of playing, landing and releasing fish and this workshop puts women anglers in a great position to experience a lifelong journey of enjoyable days on the water.

Cost: $75 each or $125.00 for two people so bring a friend and save!

Each Workshop is limited to 10 participants

Includes BQ lunch, flies, and other terminal tackle as needed and A Lot of Fishing & FUN!!

Loaner rods available if needed let us know when you register if you need one

Location: Glendalough State Park – From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.

Contact Roxanne at Fly Shop to register @ 218-346-4899 or 218-640-3164 or email at front20outfitters@arvig.net

5 SPOTS LEFT!

CO-ED Fly Fishing Schools

DATES:

June 14, 2020

July 12, 2020

Bring your spouse, son, daughter or one of your grandchildren and come join Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop & Guide Service for a fun day of learning the basics of fly-fishing in a fun and relaxed environment. 

This one-day class will include topics such as equipment selection, basic entomology, fly selection, need-to-know knots, casting instruction and fishing. Each participant will receive a handout containing information on the topics covered. The class is designed for the beginner angler but is also a great refresher for the intermediate angler. Rods supplied for those who do not have their own rod/reel set-up.

*Minnesota Fishing License required
*Participants should call the Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop at (218) 346-4899 or email @ front20outfitters@arvig.net for more information or to sign up & reserve their spot.

Location: Glendalough State Park – From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.

Includes BQ lunch, flies, and other terminal tackle as needed and A Lot of Fishing & FUN!!

Classes are limited to 10 participants

Cost: $75 each or $125.00 for two people so bring a friend and save

6 SPOTS LEFT IN EACH CLASS!

Introductory Fly Fishing Classes

Fee: $75

Instructor: Doug Harthan, Front 20 Outfitters 

Want to learn the sport of fly fishing? This introductory class is designed to get you started in the sport of fly fishing. Fly fishing is a great way to fish not only trout, but big pike, small & largemouth bass, and panfish. Participants, ages 16 and older, will learn the basic principles of fly casting, reading water, fly selection, entomology, knot tying and rigging, equipment, safety and where to fish locally and across the US. After this class, students will be all set to hit the water. This class welcomes those who have never fly fished before and are looking to start or anyone looking to refine your skills. Students are welcome to bring their own equipment, but equipment can be provided as well.. Your fee includes three sessions and a fishing trip at the conclusion of class with a date determined at class. If you have questions or need equipment to be provided, please call Doug at 218.640.3163. Must register with Community education program where the class is being held.

Fergus Falls Community Education
Wednesday April 15, 22 & 29, 2020
Location: Fergus Falls School
Cost: $75.00

Perham Community Education
Tuesday’s April 21, 28 & May 5, 2020
      6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop  

138 West Main, Perham, MN 56573
Cost: $75.00

Park Rapids Community Education 
Phone: 218-237-6600
Thursday April 30, May 7, and 14th 2020
Location: Park Rapids High School

Cost: $75.00

Beginners FLY TYING CLASS

The Beginners Fly Tying class is designed for the beginner fly-tier looking to tie their own flies. In this class, we will teach you how to tie nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. In addition, we will introduce students to fly tying tools, materials, and a touch of entomology (the study of insects). No experience is necessary to join us for our beginner class and our goal is for you to leave the class with the knowledge and experience required to tie basic fly patterns.

The class is for two nights, at our fly shop in Perham on Monday evenings. Classes will last approximately 2 hours.

2020 Class Dates:

Mondays February 10 & 17, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Mondays March 9 & 16, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • All materials, vises, and tools will be provided for students to use. If you have your own vise and tools, feel free to bring them to the class.
  • You will learn the basic fly tying techniques necessary to tie nymphs, dry flies, and streamers.
  • We will explain, the basic tools used in the tying process.
  • We will explore a variety of the materials that we stock in our fly shop so that you become familiar with how they are used.

REGISTER TODAY!

The Cost of The Class is: $25

Classes are limited to 6 students, and pre-registration is necessary. Please call the shop at (218) 346-4899 to register for your class.

What's New for 2020?
New exhibitors, a full slate of programs and new gear to try out will be available at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. This year the Expo will feature presenters Matt Supinski and Charlie Craven. Matt is an author, guide and expert on steelhead, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, and so much more. Charlie is the creator of many, many popular fly patterns and will be providing informative fly tying demonstrations all weekend.

As always, the Expo will also feature a myriad of local and regional experts that can give you the skills and intel to get you out and fishing on the waters near you.

Bring Your Kids
Live aquatic macroinvertebrates, fly tying, fly casting, youth-specific programming and a full youth passport quest will be going on all weekend. Kids 12 and under get in free! Introduce the next generation to fly fishing.
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