Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Workshops

Fly Fishing Workshops with
Murray's Fly Shop

Fly Fishing Workshop from Murray's Fly Shop

Are you interested in learning to fly fish? Are you already a fly fishing addict and want to learn some more about it? Maybe you want to learn the joy of tying your own flies. Learn how to fly fish for trout, bass and much more with our fun and interactive fly fishing lessons. Check out our Fly Fishing Workshops, we cover topics from Mastering Trout Fishing, Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park, Bass Fishing on the Shenandoah River, Fly Casting Lessons, and Basic Fly Tying. 

All Fly Fishing Workshops are held at Murray's Fly Shop in beautiful downtown Edinburg, Virginia (90 minutes from the Capital Beltway) on Saturdays from November through early spring from 10 a.m. to noon.  We cover a broad variety of topics for trout fishing, smallmouth bass fishing, fly rod casting, fly line care and fly tying. Harry Murray, author of 14 books, and owner/founder of Murray's Fly Shop teaches attendees in these fun and interactive fly fishing workshops.

The cost is $20 per person 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 540-984-4212 or email info@murraysflyshop.com

 

Fly Casting 101 with Murray's Fly Shop in our Fly Casting and Rigging Tackle Class

Fly Casting & Rigging 101 Class
10am to noon
$20 per person

2018-2019 Dates
September 1               September 15
October 6                   November 10
December 1                March 2         
March 23                     April 13         
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Do you want to brush up on your fly casting, learn a new cast, or simply try it for the first time? This is the class for you.  On our casting lawn, we will teach you how to perform all of the standard casts as well as roll casts, curve casts, and shooting line.  After the casting class head back inside the fly shop where we will show you how to rig your tackle by covering the knots to use when putting your line and backing on a fly reel.  We provide the rod and reel outfits for you to use for the class or if you prefer you can bring your own. Space is limited so sign up today!

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Intro to Fly Fishing 101 Class

 Intro to Fly Fishing 101 Class

Intro to Fly Fishing 101 Class
10a.m. to noon
$20 per person

2018 Date

November 3

Get an introductory to fly fishing with this 2 hour class. Using a slide presentation we will give you the basic information you need to understand the various forms of fly fishing which are available to you. We will show you the fishing which you can find in mountain trout streams, trout spring creeks, large western trout rivers, bass rivers and in the saltwater. We will show you the rods, reels, and lines which are used in the various forms of this fly fishing. We will discuss the many angling tools which we use regularly and the waders and wading shoes which are useful. Using specific examples we will show you the numerous flies you can use in all of these forms of fly fishing. With this information you will be able to select the types of fly fishing which you expect to be the most gratifying.  Space is limited to sign up today!

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Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park
Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah
National Park 101 Class
10a.m. to noon
$20 per person


2018-2019 Dates
December 8           February 23    

 

Learn to Fly Fish the SNP! This two hour workshop will feature a slide show and a map review of the Shenandoah National Park in order to share with you my 60 years of fishing in the Park.  My goal is to help you find the best streams, tactics, and flies so that you may enjoy the Park and its trout fishing as much as I do.  The Shenandoah National Park asked me to write a book on the Park many years ago, to which I did.  This book is the official book for the Park--Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park by Harry Murray.  By using this book and the maps we have in the fly shop I can help you find some of the best streams to fish in the Shenandoah National Park.  Most beginners take this 2 hour class and then follow up with our On The Stream Mountain Trout Schools in the spring. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

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 Fine Points of Nymph Fishing for Trout Class
10a.m. to noon
$20 per person

2019 Date

January 12

You can catch many large trout with the techniques, flies and tackle we cover in this two hour workshop. Special water reading is also covered here along with a refined indicator system which helps in detecting the trouts' strikes.  Harry Murray will be using a slide show that will show the various types of water and the best flies used for nymph fishing for trout whether you are fishing in the Shenandoah National Park, stocked trout streams, or in the Rocky Mountains. 

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing on the
Shenandoah River 101 Class
10am to noon
$20 per person

2019 Dates

February 9         March 16 

Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

This 2-hour class will show you the best access points on both the North Fork and South Fork of the Shenandoah River by utilizing my master map and the books I have written--Virginia Blue Ribbon Streams and Fly Fishing Techniques for Smallmouth Bass.  I will be presenting a slide show on how to fish streamers, nymphs, and topwater flies in the various sections of the river as the season progresses. There are special discussions on selecting the specific artificial nymphs to match the natural nymphs and the best tactics to use. Likewise, after identifying the natural minnows in the river I will show you how to choose the best flies to match these minnows and the most productive tactics. Topwater fly fishing for bass is one of the most exciting forms of angling so I will reveal the special methods which will enable you to refine your tactics. My goal with this class is to help you find excellent fishing throughout the Shenandoah Valley for smallmouth bass.  Typically students who attend this class end of taking one of our Smallmouth Bass On The Stream Schools during the summer to get hands on experience on the Shenandoah River. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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 Spring Creek Fly Fishing

 Spring Creek Fly Fishing

Spring Creek Trout Fishing 101 Class
10a.m. to noon
$20 per person

2019 Date 

February 16

By using a slide presentation and a discussion in my fly shop in Edinburg Virginia I will show you how to read the water on spring creeks so you can identify the feeding stations and cautiously approach these locations. I will discuss the hatches which Charlie Fox and Vince Marinaro revealed to me on the fine Pennsylvania spring creeks and how to select the best fly patterns to match these. There is a special discussion of the tactics I use each year on the fine Montana Spring Creeks and the most productive flies.  Since I use very delicate tackle on these streams I will discuss the rods, lines, and special leaders which I find are productive. I will explain the special strikes I use with very fine leaders and the tactics which are very effective when striking these large trout, fighting them, landing them quickly and gently releasing them. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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Fly Tying Class

Fly Tying 101 Class

Fly Tying 101 Class
10a.m. to noon
$20 per person

2018-2019 Dates

November 17            January 26

Learn to Tie Your Own Flies!  Many anglers find it enjoyable to spend the winter months tying their flies for the next years fishing season.  This two hour workshop will teach you how to tie dry flies, nymphs, streamers and deer hair bass bugs that are effective all across the country.  This is a very basic workshop that is geared toward beginners and for those that just want to brush up on their techniques.  We do not supply the materials for this workshop.  You can purchase one of our basic fly tying kits, bring your own materials, or just watch as I tie the sample flies. Space is limited so sign up today!.

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Mastering Trout Fishing Class
10a.m. to noon
$20 per person

2019 Date

January 19

Mastering Trout Fishing ClassMastering Trout Fishing Class
In this 2-hour class I will be presenting a slide show and lecture to discuss the techniques which are effective for trout fishing both in the East and in the Rockies. Utilizing the information in several of the books I have written I will show the seasonal hatches of the aquatic insects and how to select the specific artificial flies to match these insects. I will discuss the latest techniques for nymph fishing along with the new special leaders we've developed to help detect strikes. The streamer fishing methods for large trout will be discussed along with the most productive flies. I will also be discussing the various fly rods used in trout fishing and how to select the appropriate one for the fishing you plan to do.  Using the books and maps I have in the fly shop I will show you where to find the best trout fishing. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

 

Other Ways to Learn to Fly Fish

Mountain Trout
Schools
 Smallmouth
Bass Schools 
Half Day Fly Fishing Lessons Guide
Trips

 

 

For more information you can visit our fly shop at:

121 S. Main St, (P.O. Box 156), Edinburg VA 22824 or call us at 540-984-4212