GREAT LAKES COUNCIL. INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS
FLY FISHING SCHOOL & CONCLAVE
June 12-14, 2015
JOIN US TO LEARN, HAVE FUN AND FEDERATE
The GLC FLY FISHING SCHOOL & CONCLAVE is held at the R.A. MacMullen Conference Center located on the north side of Higgins Lake near Roscommon and Grayling, Michigan. Adjacent to the Center is on of Michigan’s most popular parks, N. Higgins Lake State Park.
Educational programs will be offered for aspiring fly anglers as well as those experienced in the sport. Simultaneous programs and workshops for beginners, intermediate and advance anglers will be offered Friday starting at 1:00 p.m. and all-day Saturday. A complete beginning fly fishing course to include on-stream instruction will be offered this year. Fly tying workshops will be offered Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. You are encouraged to bring your fly tying equipment (materials will be provided) or you can just come and watch. Programs and workshops on casting (including Spey Casting), warm water fly fishing, and fly fishing for trout will also be on the schedule. IFFF Casting Certification will be available on Saturday.
Fishing opportunities in the area include not only the famous Amusable and Manistee River and their tributaries but also float tubing on nearby Wakely Lake, a catch and release lake with outstanding fishing for Bass, Bluegill, and even Northern Pike.
Federating along with the raffle & auction display will be ongoing in the Education Building on Friday and Saturday. Free hospitality will take place Friday and Saturday afternoon starting at 4 pm. If you just want to fish and federate you are still invited to attend.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO ANYONE
LODGING accommodations are available at the R.A. MacMullen Conference Center and camping. Adjacent to the MacMullen Center is the North Higgins Lake State Park and other lodging and private campgrounds are also available.
Registration costs for Federation members is $35 for individuals and $45 for families. Add $10 to these costs for nonmembers. Special package rates are available ($210 double occupancy and $260 single occupancy) which include registration, two nights lodging, Friday lunch and dinner, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday. The beginning fly fishing class cost is $170 and the Spey Casting Workshop, Fly Casting Instructors Workshop and On Stream Workshop for Nympth Fishing Tactics will cost $60.00. Meals are available for those attending that are not using the lodging. The remaining programs and workshops are free with registration.
More details and registration material will be available in March, 2015 on the GLC website at www.fffglc.org or contact Jim Schramm (231) 869-5487, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org