The Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited has announced the dates of its 36th annual Fly Fishing School to be held the weekend of June 9-11, 2006. The school will be headquartered again at Ranch Rudolf, located southeast of Traverse City on the Boardman River. This is the same location that Trout Unlimited has held its summer fly fishing schools since the early 1970's.
The school is a non profit project of the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited, a fisheries conservation organization. The school is open to everyone; membership in Trout Unlimited is not required.
Instructors for the school are all members of Trout Unlimited who donate their time and talent. Most have been instructors for 10 years or more, and all have been especially trained for the school. The ratio of students to instructors is usually 4 to 1.
Instruction is available at all levels, from beginners to advanced, and covers all facets of fly fishing, especially proper casting techniques. Lectures and demonstrations cover such topics as tackle, entomology and fly tying, and wading.
The School will open with check-in on Friday, June 9 and continue through early Sunday afternoon. All necessary equipment except waders is supplied by the school; not even a rod and reel is required for participation. Lodging at Ranch Rudolf is available, and special discounts are given to spouses and children age 12 to 18 when attending with another adult. All meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch are included in the package, as well as two nights lodging.
The TU Fly Fishing School is completely non commercial. An all volunteer staff makes the school one of the least expensive, yet most highly regarded in the nation.
Full information about the Fly Fishing School can be obtained by contacting Ron Joyce in writing at 1540 Bow Bend Trail, Grayling, MI 49738-9049, or by calling at (989) 348-1390. You can also send an email to