Fly tying, rod building, and fly casting classes and lessons

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Great Lakes
Fly Shop

4426 Regent Street
Duluth, MN 55804

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9 am- 5:30pm
Thurs: 9 am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9 am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9 am - 5:30pm



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Fly Tying Classes 

We are currently offering basic fly tying classes on Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM from November to February.  Each class is comprised of three two-hour sessions, and new classes generally start on the first Wednesday of each month.  Classes consist of basic instruction in the use of some commonly used fly tying tools as well as tying many well established patterns. Learn to tie in a friendly, comfortable environment with others looking to explore this fascinating hobby.  Tying will be focused on Soft hackles, Pheasant tail, Prince nymph, Egg Sucking leech, Royal Wulff and Adult caddis. Come and enjoy a great introduction to a very intriguing pastime that can easily last a lifetime.

  • Cost:  $35.00 per student.  All materials used are included in this cost, and class participants will have a nice assortment of classic flies to bring home when it's all done.  Please call early to restrister, seats to go fast!! 




Casting Clinics

Casting Clinic: Cost $40.00 per person, per hour

Carl Haensel is an educator, biologist, photographer, writer and fishing guide. He has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on flyfishing techniques, tips, flies and locations as well as children’s educational literature. From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing based in Eden Prairie, MN. From 2001 until 2007 he served as a regional manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission. There he managed education, programming, and aquatic resource issues for an area encompassing over five million people, including the City of Philadelphia. He has fished extensively throughout North America and the Caribbean and his outdoor photographs have been widely published. He is also an educational consultant and enjoys secondary and post-secondary teaching.  Together with Jade Czaia Thomason they manage the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo on behalf of Minnesota Trout Unlimited.  Carl serves as the Northern Minnesota Vice Chair for Trout Unlimited and is the Editor of the Minnesota TU publication Trout Unlimited Minnesota. Contact: Email: Website:

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