Updated on 7/09/2014

 

 

Marla Blair's
F
ly Fishing Guide Service
& Instruction
 

18 Letendre Ave.
LudlowMA 01056

Home/Cell (413) 583 - 5141
    marlablair@yahoo.com 

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

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2014
SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS & FISHING SHOWS
 

SUPPORT YOUR SHOWS & VENDORS OR THEY WILL ALL BE GONE
THEN YOU'LL REALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO WHINE ABOUT

 

 

 

 

 

If you are into   Salmon Flies,  Jazz,  Atlantic Salmon Fishing,

  Blood, Sweat & Tears 
You say "ALL OF THE ABOVE"

Go To Dave Bargeron's Website & Introduce yourself to his New Book

 
"Jazz Flies"

JAZZ FLIES
click this link and enjoy the right

 

                                      


 

JAILBIRDS

IN AUTUMN 2012 EDITION OF "FLY TYER" MAGAZINE!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFF  CERTIFIED CASTING  INSTRUCTOR  

 

 

 

 

 

                          

                                           2nd Edition NOW AVAILABLE in paperback

Positive Fly Fishing

 
 

    "Positive Fly Fishing"

"It's a very easy read with lots of humor,

Learn fly fishing in a simple format.

It's all about not taking “you” too seriously, nothing anal. 

                                                                                         Keeping things light, fun, & having confidence in you


                                                  "Remember, this is fly fishing  ....
                                                                          NOT brain surgery" 

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Published by Lyons Press

Authored by Marla Blair

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INSTRUCTION & GUIDE SERVICE
                               FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

       

    
 

 

 

 

 

Choose from the FARMINGTON, DEERFIELD, SWIFT,
WESTFIELD RIVERS IN MASSACHUSETTS &
THE
FARMINGTON RIVER IN CONNECTICUT.


Farmington River in Connecticut

 

 

                                                                                                                                CHURCH POOL COMMITTEE

                    CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE COOL KIND

                     

 

SPEND A DAY

Learning your Cast, Line Control
& Presentation...plus all the basics

Private 1 & 2 Day lessons
Group & Kids lessons

 


(Saltwater casting technique, at your request)

 

OR..

SPEND A DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allow me to guide you on some of the most beautiful,
and productive rivers on the East Coast.

 


 

 

DICK TALLEUR     MY BFF

 

 

                                                

DON'T FORGET 

BRING A KID OR SOMEONE NEW TO THE SPORT 

THEY'RE THE FUTURE OF FLY FISHING

 

 

 

 

 

If you can't stand long, have issues with balance, or you're just tired,
I will always have chairs, and usually locations, on the river that will accommodate

  

 

LESSONS

 1 DAY PRIVATE:    PER PERSON - $ 195.00
This is a one (1) day course
* Two (2) day courses available (see info below)

                        7:00am to 4:00pm                        
 We might go longer then 4pm 
                                                         Please plan on staying longer, if necessary                                                       

    Private lessons include;
    
 Coffee & Goodies

All Equipment Available at no charge/ Supplies always included
All you need bring is your lunch and a raincoat.
You will be instructed how to dress
     so you're comfortable & warm in your waders.

                   Lesson will cover:                                       
Approx. 4 hours - Classroom 
*Equipment/Supply knowledge    
 
*Tactical use of supplies
 
  *Reading the water/where the fish hang                
   *Body Language of Trout
   *The Hatch/Fly Selection*The Knots*River Etiquette  

If you read my book prior to taking the course we
do away with most of the classroom time and hit
the water sooner....
No Pressure 

                                                       Break for lunch                                          

       
*Casting*Line Control*Presentation
        * Fishing Time 
          * License required
            Please bring your lunch and a raincoat


               DON'T PLAN TO WEAR SHORTS UNDER WADERS!

COTTON KILLS!  WHICH MEANS DO NOT WEAR COTTON
IT HOLDS IN MOISTURE. MEDIUM TO HEAVY WEIGHT 
INSULATING WICKING MATERIAL IS BEST.
FLEECE IS MY CHOICE
        Digital pictures taken for your enjoyment 

 

NOW OFFERING

2-DAY LESSONS

"I bet you're wondering why I'm offering a 2-day lesson after 17 years
Over the years clients have asked from time to time, why I don't offer a 2-day lesson
I felt that it kept the costs down for people in different tax brackets
To that, the feedback has been to let the people decide what works for them.
In thinking about it, It made good sense to split things up between 2 days.
It's true that everyone learns and retains information differently.
Observing,  kids are like little sponges and soak up a lot of information in a short period of time.
We, as adults are like MOPS! We can only take in so much info before we start to drool on ourselves.
I can always tell when my clients can't take in anymore info. They start to drool, their eyes
glaze over, and they look like a deer in the headlights."


 

 2-DAY PRIVATE LESSONS:    PER PERSON - $ 420.00

                        7:00am to 4:00pm                        

    Private lessons include;

    
 Coffee, Breakfast & Lunch

 
FOR BOTH DAYS

All Equipment Available at no charge/ Supplies always included
PLEASE BRING A RAINCOAT

You will be instructed how to dress
     so you're comfortable & warm in your waders.

 Digital pictures taken for your enjoyment 

FIRST DAY

We will start with coffee and breakfast
                     Lesson will cover:                                       
Classroom 
*Equipment/Supply knowledge    
 
*Tactical use of supplies
 
  *Reading the water/where the fish hang                
   *Body Language of Trout
   *The Hatch/Fly Selection*The Knots*River Etiquette  

If you read my book prior to taking the course we
do away with most of the classroom time and hit
         the water sooner..
..
No Pressure      

                                                                       Break for lunch  

                                                         after lunch  

   FINISH CLASSROOM PORTION
(
IF ANYTHING LEFT TO DO)

              suit up and go to water               

Learning the cast

OFF THE WATER AT 4:00PM

SECOND  DAY

ALL DAY ON THE WATER

We will start with coffee and breakfast
You will rig your own rods
(hope you practice your knots the night before)
get your waders on and we head for the river.
Once in the water, you will continue where you left off
casting, line control, presentation and fishing

 
  Break for lunch
after lunch
MORE FISHING

OFF THE WATER AT 4:00PM
 

PLEASE BE ADVISED

COTTON KILLS!  WHICH MEANS DO NOT WEAR COTTON
IT HOLDS IN MOISTURE. MEDIUM TO HEAVY WEIGHT 
INSULATING WICKING MATERIAL IS BEST.
FLEECE IS MY CHOICE
 

 DON'T PLAN TO WEAR SHORTS UNDER WADERS!

 

PRIVATE Lesson Calendar for 2014
 

 

 

GROUP LESSONS
PER PERSON
$175.00

Please - No kids under age 13

     7:00 am  to  4:00 pm
We might go longer then 4pm 
Please  plan on staying longer, if necessary

 

Only  4  People - per class

 Group lessons include;  

Coffee & goodies

All Equipment Available at no charge/ Supplies always included

     Groups will be limited to 4 people.
      (Unless special situations agreed upon.)
       

" We go at your speed "

Lesson will cover:
Approx. 4 hours - Classroom
*Equipment/Supply knowledge*Reading the water

   *The Hatch/Fly Selection*The Knots*River Etiquette
 

Break for lunch

Approx. 4 hours

*Casting*Line Control*Presentation*Fishing time
*Please note; Due to size of class, fishing time will be based on how long
it takes to get through "on the water portion of course",
and will not be guaranteed.
 

Please bring your lunch, hat with brim, raincoat, long pants
 

PLEASE BE ADVISED

COTTON KILLS!  WHICH MEANS DO NOT WEAR COTTON
IT HOLDS IN MOISTURE. MEDIUM TO HEAVY WEIGHT 
INSULATING WICKING MATERIAL IS BEST.
FLEECE IS MY CHOICE

  DON'T PLAN TO WEAR SHORTS UNDER WADERS! 
UNLESS IT'S 90 DEGREES

 

 Group Lesson Calendar for 2014
 

 

            

 

 

Children's classes:                                                                    HANK & FINN
          
PER KID  - $125.00 
 

  Please, no more then 1 kid at a time

        Safety is the Priority                                           

              8:00am to 12:00pm

                 Ages 6 - 12
 Parents must be present for kids ages 6 - 10
 
Lesson includes breakfast, Knots, Bugs, & Fishing!
  Equipment and Supplies included
  Bring a bag lunch and raincoat
 
River Water is COLD!  
  Kids should bring long, warm pants, & socks,
 
(wicking insulated material for under waders is best)
                                                               PLEASE....NO SHORTS!.
                              Digital pictures taken for your  enjoyment!!

 

 BELLA BRINGS IN HER TROUT

 

 

JACK HAS REAL NATURAL INSTINCTS

 

 

 

                                      Sasha is a Natural

     

 

 

 

EMMA CAN'T WAIT TO CATCH MORE TROUT!

 

 

 

 

OPPS !

     JOE BICKFORD

 

1/2 Day - Guide Service-  4 HOURS

 $ 150.00  /FOR ONE (1)
 
$ 225.00 /FOR TWO (2)
                                   
When we meet, PLEASE be in your waders, ready to go! 
UNLESS I'M OUTFITTING YOU

No Food  No Frills
All Equipment Available at no charge/ Supplies always included

PLEASE BE ADVISED

COTTON KILLS!  WHICH MEANS DO NOT WEAR COTTON
IT HOLDS IN MOISTURE. MEDIUM TO HEAVY WEIGHT 
INSULATING WICKING MATERIAL IS BEST.
FLEECE IS MY CHOICE
 

 DON'T PLAN TO WEAR SHORTS UNDER WADERS!

         
Digital Pictures taken for your enjoyment.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                    BOB & EMILY  

 

     

 

 GUIDE SERVICE

 

 

 

Bring your fly fishing skills
 &
your appetite for great food

 

 

                                                                                                                                       Cynthia rocks!      

                        STEVE, MARK, AND STEVE                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guided Trips Include;

    Breakfast (coffee and goodies)
                &  Gourmet Lunch
                                              
 (streamside, weather permitting)
                                     
                Any & All equipment supplied if
needed at no cost
                Flies, Leader, Tippet
  ALWAYS included.
                  
Please bring a raincoat (just in case)
Amber/brown polarized lens needed (standard and fit-overs available)

COTTON KILLS!  WHICH MEANS DO NOT WEAR COTTON, AS IT HOLDS IN MOISTURE....
A INSULATING WICKING MATERIAL IS BETTER, FLEECE IS BEST.
 DON'T PLAN TO WEAR SHORTS UNDER WADERS!

1 PERSON - $275.00
2 PEOPLE -
$350.00
3 PEOPLE -
$550.00
        
4
OR MORE Call for pricing

                 Digital pictures taken for your enjoyment!

                                                                                                                Fishing License, Tips, Lodging not included
     Date Calendar for 2014

 


    TO HOLD RESERVATION
      (A non-refundable)
       
DEPOSIT OF 1/2  DOWN IS REQUIRED
    
*I'm always happy to move the date
  unless it's a last minute cancellation

*LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION POLICY :
If cancelling 3 days or less, prior to date.

There is a $50.00 fee due at time of rescheduling date.

Fee is waived if dangerous water conditions or death in family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     Available for Hire:
                Seminars, Casting Clinics, Lectures,
      Power Point Shows, Fishing Shows, Clubs, Shops

                      Rates vary, please call for information
                       413-583-5141     
marlablair@yahoo.com

 


 

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