Tall Timber Lodge

Tall Timber Fly Fishing Schools

All-Inclusive Lodging & Dining Package, Pittsburg NH

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Wading Into Our Second Decade of Fly Fishing Classes in New Hampshire's Unspoiled Wilderness!

Beginning anglers and experienced fly fishers alike will appreciate a weekend of fly fishing classes at Tall Timber's Fly Fishing Schools in Pittsburg, NH. Broadside's enriching classes in the art of fly fishing are held on the Upper Connecticut River of northern New England, offering some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the northeast.

New for 2015, Tall Timber will be offering Two Handed Casting Clinics under the instruction of IFFF Certified Two Handed Casting Instructor William FlySpoke. The clinics will explore the possibilities of fishing our northeast rivers for trout and salmon using Two Handed Rod techniques and equipment.

Details on our 2015 classes are below.

Tall Timber's 2015 Fly Fishing Instruction Line-Up

Spey Casting with the Switch Rod ~ William FlySpoke ~ May 9
Simplified Fly Fishing ~ Broadside International ~
May 29 to 31
Simplified Fly Fishing ~ Broadside International ~
July 10 to 12
Spey Casting with the Switch Rod ~ William FlySpoke ~ Sept. 19

The 2011 Tall Timber Fly Fishing School
You’re invited to join the world-class instructors of Broadside International on the productive upper Connecticut River during the peak of our trout season where you’ll discover how to enjoy successful days astream.

For fifteen years now, Tall Timber has hosted successful fly fishing schools offered by Broadside's International angling team. The program provides an in-depth introduction to the wonderful world of trout and trout fishing with the fly, and all aspects of the sport are covered in the Simplified Fly Fishing program. 

The instructors for Tall Timber Fly Fishing Schools, Angus Boezeman and Alan Erdossy
Each Weekend will include fly fishing excursions to nearby waters during "peak" times. Instructors Angus Boezeman (left) and Alan Erdossy bring over 40 years of teaching experience to the Tall Timber programs. In addition to sharing their enthusiasm for fly fishing with anglers from Japan to the Canadian Maritimes, their International Exchange brings the finest fly fishing craftspersons to the world market.

From your first knot to the "tug-tug-tug"of a trout,
TTL courses mean successful
days astream
and afloat all season long.

We received the following letter from a former student:

Casting instruction on Back Lake, Pittsburg NH
Casting Instruction on Back Lake

June 3, 2009

Tom & Everyone:
 
Please pass this along to Alan and Angus if you can....
 
Many thanks for everything this past weekend. The fly fishing school was superb, much better than I expected. The pleasure of Alan and Angus' company was surpassed only by their knowledge and enthusiasm of this great sport. I feel like I have learned from the very best. I probably have.
 
I'll be back up as soon as possible to get back into the river......thanks again for everything.  This was a great experience.
 
Rand Kimball

The Connecticut River is the classroom for our fly fishing schools
Angus and Alan dredging the river bottom for insects

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Learn the discipline of two handed spey casting with spey and switch rods this fall at Tall Timber, under the tutelage of IFFF certified two handed casting instructor William FlySpoke. Learning to use spey casts on switch rods to swing flies for big trout is the goal of this course, and autumn in northern New England is a great time to swing streamers for those big fish on the Connecticut River.

Join us at Tall Timber for a weekend of learning and fly fishing on the Connecticut River this autumn!

“In an ever evolving path, two hand casting for trout, salmon and striped bass is on the upswing.  There is now a well developed advantage in using this old world casting style when it meets the modern fly rod and scientifically formulated lines available today.  Some might define the perfect cast as one with a very tight loop and with extreme accuracy.  I say the perfect cast is the one that gets my fly from the time it stops fishing till it’s fishing again in the quickest amount of time.  It’s the one that will drift my fly under complete control due to a longer rod and the greater amount of water I can cover. 
 
As a Certified Federation of Fly Fishers Two Hand Casting Instructor, I will share my 15 years experience in the firm basics of two hand casting as well as the fishing advantages possible with the various line styles available. Come join me for a well thought out and planned learning experience.  You will leave this class with a far greater understanding of the two hand advantage that will increase your range of ability substantially.”
 
William Ciaurro
IFFF-THCI/CCI

Spey school

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Fly Fishing for Trout and Salmon

Simplified Fly Fishing  - Broadside International

May 29 to May 31, 2015 - 5 Openings
and July 10 to 12, 2015 - CLASS FULL


Personalized instruction in casting, wading, insect identification and fly selection. Streamcraft and tackle  customization are introduced in the classroom and reviewed streamside. Learn a variety of techniques and skills specific to fly fishing New England waters, and practice them during prime fishing times on the Northeast's premier fly fishing stream, the Connecticut River. This class is designed to help participants catch trout consistently, year-round.

Workshop Fees are $585.00 and include:

  • Lodge Room or "Basic Cabin" Accommodations at Tall Timber Lodge*
  • Meals from Dinner Friday (served at 5:30 PM) through Sunday Breakfast (two dinners, two breakfasts, and one bag lunch)
  • Housekeeping and Dining Gratuities
  • N.H. Rooms & Meals Tax (9%)
  • Tuition and Material Fees
  • Year Membership in the Federation of Fly Fishers
  • Rod, reel and waders for Simplified Flyfishing school students


* The following units are considered "Basic Cabins": White Birch Apt. 1 and Silver Birch Apt. 2, Alder #2, Beech #3, Cedar #4, Balsam #5 and Chuck's Cabin.  This rate is for students only - guests of students staying in the cabins will pay for the other half of the cabin base rate separately. Students that request an accommodation upgrade will be charged the difference between the school lodging price and the upgrade price.

Discount packages may be ordered in advance through the Tall Timber Fly Shop. Students also receive 10% off tackle in the Tall Timber Fly Shop. Details will be sent upon completion of your registration. Please don't hesitate to contact Broadside or Tall Timber Lodge with questions. Anglers are encouraged to stay after the final session Sunday morning, and fish informally with the group.

To Register Call Tom, Judy, Corinne, Brenda or Ginette at:
1-800-83-LODGE or email:
BroadsideI  at AOL

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Two Handed Rod Casting Clinics


Spey & Switch Rod Casting Clinics  - William FlySpoke

May 9, 2015 (CLASS FULL)
and September 19, 2015 - 5 Openings

Spey casting

Each and every cast from lift to follow through has a tempo and rhythm that is preformed with the application and removal of power with tempo. Momentum is maintained by having the rod tip move at the correct speed and direction to command the line’s path. The rod needs to be bent and remain bent until the final forward movement ceases.  

Casts that are airborne, or what is called splash and go, are especially superior when used in this way.  Casts like the Double Spey, Snap Tip(T) and Circle Spey rely on water borne loading. They have a distinctive placement of the anchor and then a sweep that becomes the continuous action.  Anchor placement is critical on all casts and styles.


This is the way of the Modern Two Hand style. Casts are fluid with continuous motion and therefore have a continuous loading of the rod.  Momentum is adjusted to control the direction and position of the line.

Spey Casting Clinic Fees are $420.00 and include:

  • Lodge Room or “Basic Cabin" Accommodations at Tall Timber Lodge*
  • Meals from Dinner Friday through Sunday Breakfast (two dinners, two breakfasts, and one bag lunch)
  • Housekeeping and Dining Gratuities
  • N.H. Rooms & Meals Tax (9%)
  • Two Handed Rod usage, if needed


* The following units are considered "Basic Cabins": White Birch Apt. 1 and Silver Birch Apt. 2, Alder #2, Beech #3, Cedar #4, Balsam #5 and Chuck's Cabin.  This rate is for students only - guests of students staying in the cabins will pay for the other half of the cabin base rate separately. Students that request an accommodation upgrade will be charged the difference between the school lodging price and the upgrade price.

If you would like to register or have further questions,
please call Tom at 1-800-83-LODGE.
E-mail:
tom@talltimber.com

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Simplified Fly Fishing Itinerary

Friday
3:00 to 5:00 PM Students arrive and check-in
5:30 Meet, Greet & Eat Dinner in the Rainbow Grille
7:30 Classroom - History of fly fishing, equipment review and knot tying upstairs in the main lodge

Saturday
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 Casting instruction on Back Lake
12:00 Lunch - picnic by the Connecticut River followed by stream entomology, proper wading techniques and how to fish and present different flies
3:30 Classroom - Identify and discuss different flies
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Let's Go Fishing - Connecticut River
9:00 Classroom - Video

Sunday
5:30 AM Let's Go Fishing - Connecticut River (the early bird catches ...)
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Classroom - Class review and Q & A session
11:00 Check-Out

Itinerary may change due to weather conditions

If you have questions concerning the school, you can
e-mail instructor and Licensed N.H. Fishing Guide Angus Boezeman and instructor Alan Erdossy.

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Spey / Switch Casting Clinic Itinerary

Friday Evening
5:30 to 9:00 PM Dinner in the Rainbow Grille

Saturday
8:00 AM Breakfast with Flyspoke & Participants
9:00 Two Handed Casting instruction on Back Lake
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 Casting instruction continues on the Connecticut River
Switch rods

5:30 to 9:00 PM Dinner in the Rainbow Grille

Sunday
8:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast
11:00 Check-Out

Itinerary may change due to weather conditions
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FAQ

Q. Do I need to bring my own equipment to attend the Simplified Fly Fishing Class?

A. No. For the Simplified Fly Fishing students we can provide rods and waders if you do not have your own equipment, but of course feel free to bring and use your own. To reserve equipment, we will need pant and shoe size information when you make your reservation.

Q. Will I need to bring a two handed rod to attend the Flyspoke Spey/Switch Casting Clinic?

A. No. A small number of two handed rods will be available for students to use during the casting clinic. Please let us know in advance to reserve a two handed rod.

Q. Do I need a fishing license?

A. Yes. You will need a N.H. Fishing License, which you can purchase when you check-in at Tall Timber.

Q. What is the ratio of instructor to students?

A. The instructor to student ratio is typically 1 to 3. Classes are kept small to ensure that you get personal attention.

Q. My spouse / guest would like to accompany me and we would like to stay in a basic cabin. What is the extra cost?

A. A spouse / guest of a student staying in a basic cabin will be charged for the other half of the cabin base rate and meals separately. Students that request upgraded accommodations will be charged the difference between the school lodging price and the upgraded price.

Q. What is not included in the cost of the school or casting clinics?

A. Alcoholic beverages in the Rainbow Grille & Tavern are not included.


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