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8/3 and 8/4/23 - 2-Day Women's "Smallmouth Bass 101" Workshop

8/3 and 8/4/23 - 2-Day Women's "Smallmouth Bass 101" Workshop

Regular price $495.00 USD
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The 2-Day Women's “Bass 101” workshop is focused mostly on fishing for smallmouth bass in rivers.  The first day will be 8hrs of education, including classroom, hands-on knots, leader-building, and casting drills outside.  Day #2, we move from classroom to guided instruction on the Mississippi River.  We have hired four excellent guides from Fishing for All for an 8hr float down the Mississippi River. No experience or equipment necessary!

Dates – Thursday 8/3/23 and Friday 8/4/23

Time – 9:00am - 6:00pm (Tentatively Both Days)

Cost – $999.95

Location – Minneapolis Minnesota

Instructors – Jenn Hsia and Heather Hodson

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Deposit - A 50% deposit for the 2-Day "Bass 101" Workshop is due to reserve your spot. The final payment of $500.00 is due 45 days prior to the start of the workshop. The due date is June 19th, 2023.

Refunds - All payments have a seven-day cancellation policy, from the date of registration, for a full refund minus the Shopify processing fee. After seven days, all deposits are forfeited, unless a replacement participant is found.

Class Covers –

  • Equipment
    • Rods, Reels and Fly Lines
  • Leader/Tippet Review
    • Monofilament and Fluorocarbon Breakdown
  • Match the Hatch
    • Understanding the Food Source
    • Choosing the Right Fly
  • Beyond the Basics Knot Overview
    • Non-Slip Loop, Blood Knot and Perfection Loop
  • Hands-On Leader Setups and Rationale
  • Bass Behavior
  • Reading Water and Where to Fish Smallmouth Bass in a River
  • Seasons and Bass Behavior
  • Fishing Technique Overview
    • Surface Feeding
    • Mid-Column Feeding
    • Bottom-Column Feeding
  • Fly Casting
    • Fly Casting Principles and Fundamentals
    • Pick-Up Lay Down
    • Off-Should Casting
    • Belgium or Constant Tension Casts
    • Double Haul
    • Casting Further
    • Casts Specific to Fishing Techniques, Leaders and Weight of Flies

Tentative Schedule - 

  • 8/3/23 - 9 am - 5 pm
    • 8 am - 12 pm - Mix of Classroom, Hands-On and Outside Casting Drills
    • 12 pm - 12:30 pm - Lunch
    • 1 pm - 5 pm - Mix of Classroom and Outside Casting Drills
  • 8/4/23 - 8hrs Guided Education on the Mississippi River
    • 8hr Float on the Mississippi River with Fishing for All
    • Workshop Review After the Guided Fishing Day

What's Included - 

  • 8hrs Classroom Education Taught By Highly Skilled Women Anglers
  • 8hrs Guided Education, Floating the Mississippi River with Guides Fishing for All
    • We have made a conscious effort to hire diverse fly-fishing guides.
  • Online Access to  “Fly Fishing 101” and “Reading Trout Water” Courses
  • "Bass 101" Manual Written By Heather Hodson and Jenn Hsia
  • UWOTF Hat
  • iFishiBelong Tee-Shirt
  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Use of All Fishing Equipment Needed

What's Not Included - 

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