Country Pleasures
100, 10816 Macleod Tr. S. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5N8
Phone: (403) 271-1016
Fax: (403) 271-5516

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Saturday Seminars 2014

Country Pleasures is pleased to announce the initial line-up for Saturday Seminars for 2014.

Each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. we host a free seminar on a fly fishing topic. We hope you can come and participate.

Seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • February 1 - Emergers: Patterns and Techniques
    Peter Crowe-Swords has been guiding the Bow off and on for over twenty years. He is a true master of the rising fish, especially those trickier targets. Come and see Pete’s favorite “techie” bugs.
  • February 8 - Pike Flies, Techniques, and Destinations
    Kevin Peterson shows us everything we need to know about Pike fishing around these parts.
  • February 15 - Family Day Weekend
    No Seminar
  • February 22 - Unlocking the Mysteries of Chironomids
    Terry Antoniuk has a wealth of experience with chironomid fishing. This seminar will unlock the secrets of flies and techniques.
  • March 1 - Minnow Mimics
    Adam Rich ties some of the best baitfish patterns we know of. From Roosterfish to Trout, his patterns are very effective. Adam will ties his flatwing style streamer as well….very cool!
  • March 8 - Increasing Efficiency In Your Tying
    Jeff Thompson teaches us how to increase productivity and speed while tying. This seminar has been hugely popular in the past!
  • March 15 - Top Choices For Permit Flies
    Mike Gifford will tie, step by step, his three favorite patterns for Permit.
  • March 22 - Steelhead Flies
    Brent Piche’ ties steelhead flies of all types as well as anyone we have ever seen. Brent will tie Intruders, as well as traditionals. This seminar has been one of our best in the past!
  • March 29 - Bull Trout Flies
    Lance Chalmers returns to show us a few of his spectacular flies for Bulls.
  • April 5 - What’s Going On With The Bow?
    Everyone has a lot of questions as to how the Bow has changed since the flood events of 2013. Kevin Peterson and Jeff Thomson will discuss how things have changed. Questions are a big part of this seminar so don’t be shy.
  • April 12 - Tube Flies For Steelhead
    Adam Rich shows us tube flies for chrome. Some cool tube dry flies as well.
  • April 19 - Easter Weekend
    No Seminar
  • April 26 - Customer Appreciation Day/ Demo Day
    Join us for this all day event.Industry reps on hand to answer questions, demo rods, and visit. The barbecue is getting fired up! Sales and special events throughout the day.

You can also check out Seminar topics at our web site – – by following the links to Seminars.

All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required.

Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar. Although we will make every attempt to present the seminars as outlined above, topics are subject to change without notice. If you have a topic you would wish covered in a seminar, please advise the staff.

Fly Fishing Schools
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Basic Fly Fishing
    * one full day of lessons
    * all basic topics covered
    * $125 + GST

Intermediate Fly Fishing
    * one full day of lessons
    * advanced topics covered
    * $160 + GST

Fly Casting Tune Up
    * one hour private lessons
    * done at your convinience

Private Schools
    * beginner to advanced
    * one on one lessons

Salt Water Fly fishing
    * one full day of instruction
    * saltwater topics covered
    * $150 + GST

Fly Tying - Fresh Water
    * 8 evening classes
    * popular patterns covered
    * $140 + GST

Fly Tying -Salt Water
    * 8 evening classes
    * popular patterns covered
    * $140 + GST


Contact Country Pleasures to book your classes today.