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

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Country Pleasures Flyfishing Saturday Seminars 2016

Country Pleasures is pleased to announce the line-up of Saturday Seminars for 2016. We keep trying to keep the lineup as fresh and new as possible. 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:

  • January 16 - Fly Fishing Expo - No Seminar
  • January 23 - Polish/Czech Nymphing Techniques
    John Nishi has extensive experience in competitive fly fishing, serving as a past captain of Canada’s team at the world championships as well as competing in professional tours. John will be showing us super efficient techniques for nymphing.
  • January 30 - No seminar this weekend.
  • February 6 - Trout Unlimited Conservation Projects
    Come and meet members of T.U. Projects Committee, who will outline projects done recently and projects coming up. They have a bunch of interesting stuff coming up. Should be interesting.
  • February 13 - Family Day Weekend- No Seminar
  • February 20 - Steelhead Intruders
    Brent Piche’s Intruder style flies for Steelhead and Salmon are the nicest we have ever seen. Come and see how to tie them.
  • February 27 - Winter/Spring Fishing on the Bow River
    Techniques, gear, setups…everything you need to know for success fishing the Bow from now until runoff. Kevin Peterson is one who fishes a ton all winter and has a wealth of knowledge on how to do it right.
  • March 5 - T.B.A.
  • March 12 - Pike Fishing with Kevin Peterson
    Not actually Pike fishing with Kev, but everything you need to know to head out for some Pike. Gear, rigs, setups, and flies. Kevin normally ties a few of his favorites as well.
  • March 19 - “Must Have” Bonefish Patterns
    Mike Gifford will demonstrate how to tie the four “go-to” patterns for Bonefish. Proven fish catchers from the Bahamas to Cuba.
  • March 26 - Easter Weekend- No Seminar
  • April 2 - Everything Driftboats
    Kelly Robertson shows us tips on setting up a driftboat, taking care of it, how to row it, and river/boat launch courtesy.
  • April 9 - T.B.A.
  • April 16 - Stillwater Entomology with Philip Rowley
    Join Phil for what we think is the best, and most comprehensive, presentation on the food items for lake fish out there.
  • April 23 - T.B.A.
  • April 30 - Customer Appreciation 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.