Terrestrial Bootcamp 2015: June 11th to the 14th

Take your terrestrials up a notch or two

June 11th through 14th 2015

Hey all, we're excited to announce an ongoing series of unique themed fly fishing and tying
"Bootcamps" we're arranging and hosting. We've been working on this concept now for a while and we're excited to get it started here really soon in June. Our inaugural bootcamp is going to be based around terrestrials. We know it's super-short notice, but we've been busy making arrangements to get this first event setup and running. We had talked about an Alaskan or salt water or even Chile or Argentina destination (and those will likely come down the road), but we've found the ideal setting a lot closer to home.

Piggy Bow who ate a Grumpy Frumpy
We've teamed up with the great folks at Savery Creek Fishing, in south-central Wyoming, to provide an incredible opportunity to fish a remote and unique small stream that has enormous fly-friendly Rainbows and some pretty Colorado Cutts to boot. Plus, they have a great hunting and fishing lodge on the banks of this stream where we'll all be staying.

**Note from Cheech-   Savery creek will spoil you.  On our last trip there had been some pretty serious rainstorms, but the creek ran clear both days that we fished it.  The second hole that I tossed a streamer into yielded one of the biggest and hottest rainbows of the trip (~ 23" and 5-6 pounds).  There were several others that were in this size range, and lots of other obese fish that were willing to eat big huge foam terrestrials.  This creek is nothing short of amazing.  

So here's how it's all going to work. The bootcamp will run from Thursday night June 11th through Sunday morning June 14th with two full days of fishing in there. Rather than this being just a stay in a lodge with some guided fishing, we're going to focus on learning about terrestrials, tying some awesome terrestrial patterns with hands-on instruction, learning strategies and best of all -- taking what you learn and putting it to use on this small stream catching some of the biggest river or stream Rainbows you'll ever see. How about getting a 24 inch fatty rainbow to slurp up the Cicada or Hopper pattern you tied the night before? Yeah, it's like that. Just the fact that you will be fishing juicy terrestrial patterns to huge fish all day should be enough to get your motor running. Forget New Zealand, this is dry fly Shangri La.

Big Fish -- Big Hopper
You'll spend each of the two days out on the water with me and Cheech and some of our other guides. In the evenings or other free times, we'll tie flies together and shoot the breeze in between the awesome meals prepared by the Savery Creek team. If you're not into tying flies, no worries. Hang out on the patio, enjoying the cool mountain air while you watch bald eagles fly around, deer scamper through the meadow or Elk gliding up the mountainside.

A few things to note:

  • We have spots for 6 to 8 anglers. First come, first served and based on initial discussions we've had, spots should fill up fast.
  • The cost will be $1400 per angler for three nights lodging, two days fishing (with guides), food, fly tying materials and flies (if you don't want to tie or want to save the ones you tie).
  • We will provide a few vises but if you have a vise and tools that you can bring, it will be helpful. We will provide all materials. Again, the fly tying part is totally optional. But if you want to get one-on-one instruction from Cheech on how to tie his Project Hopper, it can't hurt.
  • We advise bringing your own rod, but if you don't have a suitable one, let us know and we can make arrangements. We suggest a 5 or 6 weight. You could get away with a 4 weight, but a 23 inch 6 lb fish full of fight will appreciate a beefier rod. 3X or 4X tippet is great.
  • 50% deposit will hold your reservation. Email me: curtis@flyfishfood.com to snag a spot.
  • Contact us for travel suggestions, but you can fly into Rock Springs, Wyoming; Laramie Wyoming or even Salt Lake City, Utah.

If you have any questions, let us know!! In the meantime, here are a few of the terrestrial flies we might be tying...

Blingnobyl Ant

Project Hopper
Moodah Poodah