Events

DEMO DAYS 2018 – June 2nd and 3rd

Join us Saturday, June 2 and Sunday June 3 for demos, deals, classes, and more!

We’re excited to announce the final schedule for our 7th Annual Demo Days, two days full of all things fly fishing. The event takes place on the banks of the Huron River in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park and in the Shop. Demo Days runs Saturday, June 2nd from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, June 3rd from 11 AM – 5 PM.

This year’s event features Bob Clouser , Paula Shearer , Chuck Ragan and some of the Best in the Midwest. Our focus is education and fun while hanging out in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be on-stream demonstrations focusing on angling strategy, as well as classes, and seminars. We’ll have paid classes, as well as free demos all weekend!

Looking to up your game this season? There’s no better way than a class with the experts.

Saturday June 2nd

Paid Classes*

  • Double Haul Casting Tune-Up w/Joe Hodge 10am – 11:30am $30
  • Spey Lite (Micro Spey) w/Jeff Liskay 10am – 12:30pm $60
  • Efficient Angling w/Paula Shearer 10am – 12:30pm $60
  • Introduction to Spey Casting w/Will Turek 11am – 1:30pm $60
  • Kids Intro to Fly Fishing** w/Eva & Vivian Befus Noon – 2pm $30  (Includes Tyler Befus’ “Kids Guide to Fly Fishing” book)
  • ORVIS Fly Fish 101 (Beginners) w/Doug Bear & Jay Wisnosky Noon to 1:30pm $30
  • Double Haul Casting Tune Up w/ Ben Hunting 1pm to 2:30pm $30
  • Small Group Two Hand Spey Casting Tune Ups w/Jeff Liskay & Will Turek 2pm to 4pm. 1-hour slots $30

*All paid classes include a $25 or $50 SO Shop Credit, valid June 2nd and 3rd ONLY.

** Shop credit not valid for Clouser Smallmouth and Befus Kids classes

Free Demos and Presentations

  • Drift Boat Angling Essentials w/Tommy Lynch  11am
  • Float n’ Fly Smallmouth w/Chuck Ragan  12:30pm
  • Fly Line Management – Take Control w/Paula Shearer  2pm
  • Streamer Guru’s Discussion/Q&A w/Bob Linseman, Jac Ford, and Tommy Lynch  2pm
  • Chuck Ragan Acoustic Set – Riverside Gazebo 4:30pm

Sunday June 3rd

Paid Classes*

  • Smallmouth Masters** w/Bob Clouser 9:30am to 1:30pm $145 Includes Signed/Personalized Copy of Bob’s Book Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Hand Tied Clouser Minnow and Lunch
  • Double Haul Casting Tune-Up 11am to 12:30pm  w/Jay Wisnosky $30
  • Women’s Fly Fishing Class w/Paula Shearer 10:30am to 1pm $60
  • Casting Weighted Flies w/Bob Clouser 3pm to 4:30pm $50
  • Single Hand Quick Tune-Up w/Jay Wisnosky 1:30pm & 3pm $30

*All paid classes include a $25 or $50 SO Shop Credit, valid June 2nd and 3rd ONLY.

** Shop credit not valid for Clouser Smallmouth and Befus Kids classes

Free Demos and Presentations

  • Modern Smallmouth Tech w/James Hughes & Justin Pribanic  Noon
  • Smallmouth Then & Now – Meet n Greet w/Bob Clouser  1:30pm
  • Destination Spotlight Alberta’s Bow River w/Paula Shearer  3pm (in the Shop)

Stay Tuned for Demo Days exclusives, deals, and promotions via our Sunday, May 27th E Blast!