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   ***WI Spring Creek School***

“Shave YEARS from your Spring Creek learning curve in a single day”
                                ***for as little as $55 per angler***  

  Wisconsin Spring Creek Fly-Fishing Schools

                            with Rich Osthoff

          Schedule a One-Day School for your private group

*Perfect for fly-fishing clubs, friends, families, or businesses

*You assemble your group

*Pick any available date in May through August

*School will be held right on a western Wisconsin Spring Creek (location is flexible)

1-3 anglers, only $225; as low as $75 per angler                                                      4-6 anglers, only $360; as low as $60 per angler                                                      7 or more anglers, only $55 per angler

     Join angling author, writer, and speaker, Rich Osthoff, on the water as he demonstrates and simplifies his many innovative spring creek presentations and strategies.

     This is a hands-on school. You’ll have a rod in your hands much of the time as Rich personally coaches you through each new skill and concept.

Learn PRESENTATION fundamentals and fine points:                                           Active nymphing, Mico-nymphing, Long-line nymphing, Overweighting for fast vertical drops, Casting weighted rigs with authority, Tuck and hook casting, Roll-cast pick up, Downstream loading, Tilting your casting planes, Optimizing your presentation angles, Downstream presentation, Cross-current swings, Utilizing drag, Manually controlling fly depth, speed, and behavior, Adjusting your presentations as you move through changing water types.

Learn innovative STRATEGIES for:                                                                          Accelerating your prospecting pace, Scouting new water, Teasing inactive trout, Mining refuge runs, Beating the heat, Dealing with dirty water, Milking multiple levels during hatches, Prospecting with terrestrials, Choosing productive flies for specific conditions, Minimizing lost flies.

School Format:
             One-day school features two 3-hour on-stream sessions with a one-hour break between sessions  (bring your own food and drinks).
             Bring your favorite spring creek rod and reel equipped with a floating line (3-, 4-, or 5-wt. recommended). Some 4-wt. and 5-wt. outfits are available for use at no charge.
             Bring a working supply of flies, tippet, and indicators. A short list of suggested items is provided, and most anglers will already have these. Some flies are provided so that students develop a feel for presenting some of Rich’s favorite spring creek patterns.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the school date. Balance is due on completion of the school.

For Reservations and Information
Rich Osthoff
N6868 Sandstone Drive
Mauston, WI 53948

                   Home Phone: (608) 847-5192       Cell Phone: (608) 547-9075