Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Workshops

Fly Fishing Workshops with
Murray's Fly Shop

Fly Fishing Workshop from Murray's Fly Shop

COVID-19 UPDATE-- We are planning on resuming some of our workshops starting January 2021 with class sizes limited to 10 people and pre-registration will be required. (Masks may be required.) See dates below.

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

$20 per person / 10a.m. to noon on dates below

 Early 2021 Dates 

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April 17, 2021 May 15, 2021 May 29, 2021

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

Early 2021 Dates

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 January 16, 2021  February 13, 2021
March 6, 2021 April 10, 2021


 

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

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January 30, 2021

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 on dates listed below
$20 per person

Early 2021 Dates

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April 17, 2021 May 15, 2021 May 29, 2021

 


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 up 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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Fly Tying Class

Fly Tying 101 Class

Fly Tying 101 Class
10a.m. to noon on dates listed below
$20 per person

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WE WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING THE FLY TYING CLASSES.

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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Dry Fly Fishing for Trout Class
10a.m. to noon on dates listed below
$20 per person

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March 13, 2021

  

This 2-hour class will include a slide show presentation with a seasonal format in which I will show you the aquatic insects which hatch on our trout streams. This will include the artificial flies we use to match the natural insects and the best tactics for fishing them. Once you master these tactics, you will be able to fish dry flies successfully from the Smokies to the Adirondacks and from the Blue Ridge to the Rockies.

 

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