Temperate Bass Day

Come out and see us at Plateau Fly Shop this Saturday. We will have the Towee Calusa in tow for you to check out and to answer any questions you have. See ya there!

Plateau Fly Shop’s 2nd Annual

Temperate Bass Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Starts @ 10:00 am

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned angler, set aside Saturday, March 7th for a day at Plateau Fly Shop and Missouri Spirits House for a day to both learn about and celebrate the temperate bass species including the white bass, hybrid striped bass and striped bass.

Seminars Including:

The Striped Bass Fishery on Bull Shoals Lake
Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Andy Turner
The Inland Temperate Bass Seminar
Presented by Bill Butts

Classes Including:

Knot & Leader Essentials
Beginner Fly Casting W/Sinking Leaders
Tying Demonstrations

Competitions Including:

3 Knot Challenge
Fly in the Bucket

Potluck Lunch @ 12:00

Door Prizes, Raffles and Sales

Raffle to Benefit Reel Recovery

Vendors

 Steve Humphrey from Sage, Redington, RIO
Jeff Trigg from Towee Boats and Ozark Sweetwater Guide Service
Kyle Kosovich from Longboat Outfitters
Ozark Mountain Trading Company

Classes

Knot and Leader Essentials @ 10:00 am
Learn every knot you need to know for white bass chasin’!
A FREE class limited to 6 people.
Sign up at the shop, email jims@plateauflyshop.com or call 417-889-6548

Tying Demonstrations Start @ 10:45 am

Tying demonstrations start @ 10:45 and will last throughout the day.
Featured tiers tying flies effective for temperate bass.  Capt. Bryan Yates, Rodney Edwards, and Zac Beussink to name a few of the tiers.

Casting lessons @ 1:00 pm

Beginner Casting Lessons with a special emphasis explaining and casting sink tips.
A FREE class limited to 6 people.  You buy your sink tip for the class.
Sign up at the shop, email jims@plateauflyshop.com or call 417-889-6548

Raffle

We’re filling a fly box full of temperate bass flies and raffling them off in order to benefit Reel Recovery.  A $5 ticket gets you entered for a box that will have over 100 flies.  You do not have to be present to win.

Potluck Lunch @12:00

We’ll provide the burgers, hot dogs and condiments.
Please bring a side dish, chips or dessert.

                     Door Prize  

We will be giving away a TFO Professional II Series 9’6” 7 Weight.  Pick up the door prize ticket at the fly shop during the day and be present at Missouri Spirits House for the seminars to win.

Vendors

Steve Humphrey from Sage, Redington, RIO will be bringing the trailer down so you can check out all the latest and greatest.
Jeff Trigg from Towee Boats and Ozark Sweetwater Guide Service.  If you’re not familiar with Towee boats come on down and check it out as Jeff will be bringing one down to display.

Ozark Mountain Trading Company will be bringing up some kayaks and canoes to check out, as well.

Competitions

3 Knot Challenge @ 11:15 am

Fastest to do a 5 Turn Nail Knot (trimmed), 3 Turn Surgeon’s (trimmed), & Non Slip Uni Knot (trimmed) will win a set of five 12′ Versileaders.

Fly in a Bucket Casting Challenge 2:00

Open to Everyone.  We’re setting the drift boat in the grass and you’ll get a chance to land the fly in the bucket.  One fly rod will be used for all contestants and it will be provided.  Winner gets a RIO fly line.

Seminars @ Missouri Spirits House

507 W. Walnut St, Springfield, MO

Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Andy Turner

4:00 pm

 Andy will be giving a brief presentation and Q&A session in regards to the new Striped Bass fishery on Bull Shoals Lake.

The Inland Temperate Bass Seminar

Presented by Bill Butts

5:00 pm

This in depth seminar will cover techniques and tactics for the fly fisherman when targeting the temperate bass species which include white bass, hybrid striped bass and striped bass.  This is a very informative seminar taught by one of the best temperate bass fisherman in the area.

IRON FLY

Troy Pruett will be hosting another Iron Fly Event on Saturday night at Missouri Spirits House after the Temperate Bass Day events.  It’ll be a great time and details are soon to follow!

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