Presentations typically involve a 45 to 60 min Power Point presentation followed by a Q &A session, and discussion.
- “Light Spey for Local Waters” This presentation looks into fishing light, 2 handed, rods for Trout, Smallmouth and Shad.
- “Fishing the Brandywine, a tale of Three Rivers” A detailed look into my favorite river, Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Brandywine River.
- “Tying and Fishing Articulated Flies” The big craze today are the big, jointed meat flies. This presentation discusses fly design and construction, and fishing technique.
- “Nymphing, a Tactical Approach” This presentation will cover, in detail, the three most popular Nymph Fishing disciplines; Tight Lining, Indicator, and Dry and Dropper fishing.
- “Fishing With Confidence” tips to get the most out of your day on the water. Designed after this blog post I wrote for the Flymen Company http://flymenfishingcompany.com/blogs/blog/77098113-fly-fishing-with-confidence-how-to-get-the-most-from-a-day-on-the-water this presentation is a bit of a departure from my norm and is something I am really excited about.
- “Shad Fishing 101” A look through the different Shad species we have available to us. Gear and techniques will be discussed as well as fly design.
Seminars: O’Neill’s Fly Fishing seminars are a great way to get club members together for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for a day of fun, food and flies. My seminars are structured again around a Power Point presentation followed by a Q&A session. After the Q&A session we will break for lunch. After lunch we will sit down and tie several of the fly patterns I have discussed earlier during the presentation. O’Neill’s Fly Fishing will provide the presentation, instruction, all of the tying materials and the food. You will need to provide a vise, bodkin, bobbin with thread, scissors and an open mind. For a more in depth look at one of my seminars check out my blog post from last April about “Shad Fishing 101” https://www.oneillsflyfishing.com/blog/shad-school The following are seminars I have ready for 2017 / 2018.
- “Shad Fishing 101” A look through the different Shad species we have available to us. Gear and techniques will be discussed as well as fly design. Shad flies are pretty simple to tie, so we typically tie 4 to 6 patterns in this class.
- “Advanced Nymph fishing techniques” Similar to my “Nymph Fishing a Tactical Approach” presentation with much more detail. We will dive deeper into gear and set up (especially leader design) go further into detail about the three nymphing techniques Tight Lining, Indicator, and Dry and Dropper. We will also discuss in detail pattern design. My Nymph patterns are also simple, but effective we typically get in 6 patterns in this class.
- “Articulated Fly Design” Again, similar to my Articulated flies presentation, we will dive deeper into what makes an articulated fly do its thing. It is much more than hooking 2 buggers together nose to tail. There is a lot of engineering and material manipulation that goes into making these flies swim, dart and look like a true wounded baitfish. All of this I will share with you. Articulated flies usually have more detail and tying steps than other fly patterns. Because of that we typically will tie 3 flies in this class.