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Flyfishing Academy - 2006


The Santa Barbara Flyfishers held it's second Flyfishing Academy. Once again, twelve students were selected from applications submitted. Eligible ages are 10 to 15 years old. Attendees were introduced to the sport of flyfishing and learned about terminology, tackle, entomology, fly tying, reading water, casting and presentation techniques. Club members served as instructors. The program was a two day (one weekend) curriculum, and took place on April 22nd and 23rd at Hendry's Beach at the Community Environmental Council's South Coast Watershed Resource Center

Curriculum included:
  • Fly Tying
  • Fishing Terminology
  • Fighting Fish to Keep or Release
  • Fish Biology, Ecology & Entomology (Bugs!)
  • Fly Casting
  • Reading Water
  • Knot Tying
  • Safety & Etiquette
Presented to each graduating participant:
  • Free membership in Santa Barbara Flyfishers for 1 year
  • Redington Red Fly Rod and Reel combo!!! *
  • Neal Taylor's Fly Fishing Book
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Fishing field trip Saturday, May 6, 2006 at the Santa Ynez River
Any questions,


Class of 2006

Academy 2006 graduates photos
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* Our thanks to Redington for making this purchase possible.


2005, 2006, Santa Barbara Flyfishers