Sunday April 9 • Evening In Store
Starts at 4:00pm at Chagrin River Outfitters
In Store Composite Loop Fly Tying Class
Six to Eight Students Maximum, $65.00 each. Pay at time of registration please.
All materials included
Monday April 10 • Time On Water
Meet at Shop at 9:00am…On the river by 10:00am…Off the river by 3:00pm
On Water Trout Spey & Skagit Class with Jerry French and Jeff Liskay
Grand River or Chagrin River
Casting skills all levels,matching lines to rods, modified casting strokes, casting shorter trout and switch rods, fly selection and presentation
Six to eight students $125.00 each
Monday April 10 • Evening In store
Jerry French Meet and Greet at Chagrin River Outfitters, 5pm-6pm
Composite loop and signture flies demo 6:00pm-9:00pm
About Jerry French
Jerry French is no stranger to the steelhead and skagit world of fly fishing. He has been an important innovator and fixture in this realm since the beginning…
Born and raised in the rain forest region of the west coast, Jerry quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a steady passion for fly fishing. My youth was spent exploring the coast, it’s rivers and mountain streams. This was my foundation and my building blocks toward a journey that still continues today!
By the age of 16, I loaded up my Volkswagen Beetle and chased trout all over Washington, Oregon, and BC.
My trout addiction inevitably led to steelhead. Once I caught that first summer run steelhead, all I could think about was encountering more. Summers were soon occupied with guiding in Alaska to support my winter steelhead habit. There’s nothing like the peaceful and quiet current of winter steelhead on the Skagit and Sauk Rivers.
Now, almost 30 years later, I’m even more infected with the steelhead bug! Currently I’m invested in fly pattern and Skagit Rod development with several successful fly patterns such as the Dirty Hoh and techniques like my composite loop inspiring new age fly design. Not to mention my rods are pretty darn good!
I’ll be traveling a lot to bring a piece of the Skagit to your region! I can’t wait and I’ll see you soon!