Are you a streamer junkie looking for a new fix? Do you like beer and fly tying? Then you need to be at Oscar’s Bar and Grill on Saturday, June 10th as we sit down with well-known fly tyer Blane Chocklett and learn to tie his famous Game Changer, with insights into the tactics he has developed to catch trophy trout, smallmouth, pike and musky.
Blane grew up fishing the small mountain streams near his home in Blue Ridge, VA. As a youngster he started a guiding service and in the late 90s, opened Blue Ridge Fly Fishers in Roanoke, Virginia– one of the most respected full service fly shops in the region. He quickly gained a huge following with his creative and extremely effective fly patterns. Blane has worked for years to create patterns that have all the intricate nuances of flies, with the strike-generating action of conventional lures. These new patterns serve to not only inspire fly fishermen but also compel new and conventional anglers to try fly-fishing.
About a decade ago, Blane returned to the river where he now owns and operates the New Angle Fishing Company, which specializes in float trips for everything from musky and smallmouth bass to stripers. Blane has served on the board of the American Fly Tackle Trade Association (AFFTA) and has worked as a consultant to several fly fishing companies. Many of Blane’s highly innovative fly patterns are produced through UMPQUA Feather Merchants.
Blane is an ambassador for TFO rods where he has helped design a new big fly rod called the ESOX. He also is currently helping design new fly tying products with Flymen Fishing Company and Hareline Dubbin. You can also see some of Blane’s work in several of the industries magazines,T.V. shows and books.
Cost for this session is $75, and includes all the materials to tie the patterns along with Blane. Click here or give us a call to register, you don’t want to miss this special opportunity!