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  • Upcoming Trips

    It’s not too late to book a great hosted trip to Montana or Tennessee for trout, Alaska for trophy rainbows, peacock bass in Brazil, bonefish in the Bahamas or Giant Trevally, in the Seychelles. Take a look at the wonderful opportunities below. To book your spot/s or if you have any questions, give us a call (412) 788-8088.

     

    South Holston River Lodge, TN   June 28 to July 1               3 Nights/2 Days                 4 spots available

     

    Bighorn River, Montana                July 15 to 19                       4 Nights/3 Days                 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

     

    South Holston River Lodge, TN   July 26 to 29                       3 Nights/2 Days                 2 Spots available

     

    Bighorn River, Montana                August 12 to 16                 4 Nights/2 Days                 3 Spots available

     

    Intricate Bay Lodge, Alaska          Sep 17 to 23                        6 Nights/5 Days                 4 Spots available

     

    South Holston River Lodge, TN   Oct 15 to 19                        4 Nights/3 Days                 5 Spots available

     

    Salmon River, NY                              Oct 22 to 24                        3 Nights/2 Days                 2 Spots available

     

    Salmon River, NY                              Oct 28 to 30                        3 Nights/2 Days                 5 Spots available

     

    Agua Boa River, Brazil                     Jan 27 to Feb 3                  7 Nights/6 Days                 2 Spots available

     

    Mangrove Cay Club, Andros        Feb 17 to 24                        7 Nights/6 Days                 4 Spots available

     

    Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles            April 11 to 18, 2018         7 Nights/6 Days                 4 Spots available

     

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  • Class schedules are here!

    Class schedules are here!

    International Angler offers a wide range of Fly Fishing education such as guided day trips and casting lessons to help you advance in your Fly Fishing enjoyment.

    April 5 FF101 FREE
    April 26 Women’s FF101 FREE
    May 10 FF101 FREE
    You might have heard that fly fishing is just for trout but nothing could be further from the truth. You can catch sunfish on a farm pond with fly tackle. You can catch bass and pike. You can even use a fly rod in salt water for fish like striped bass, bonefish, and even huge gamefish like tuna and marlin. It just takes a little adjustment to your tackle.
    You might have also heard that fly fishing is expensive and complicated. Let’s see just how simple it can be. In this class, you’ll learn how fly and spin fishing differ, how to make the basic overhead cast and a roll cast, and a little about the history of fly fishing. You’ll learn the two basic knots you will use every time you go fly fishing. You’ll also learn about the bare essentials you need to get started in this fun and addictive sport.
    This is free mini-class held at the store. Must pre-register.
    Fly Fishing 201
    April 18 FF201 $25.00
    May 17 FF201 $25.00


    FF201 is for those who have completed FF101 and are ready to take the next step in fly fishing on the water at a local stream  where they have a great chance at catching their first fish.
    Must pre-register.
     
     
     
    April 8 Beginner Fly Fishing School $225.00
    May 6 Women’s Fly Fishing School $225.00


    This is our full-day introductory class in fly fishing. We will introduce beginning anglers to the basic elements for successful trout stream angling. The course will cover equipment selection, leader design, knot tying, basic entomology and fly selection, reading the water, casting technique and fly presentation.
    Fly Fishing course takes place at Yellow Creek Trout Club. April 8, 9am to 4pm.

    Women’s course takes place at Yellow Creek Trout Club. May 6, 9am to 4pm.
    Cost: $225.00 each, includes lunch and beverages.
    Students are required to supply wading gear, rain jacket, 2017 PA fishing
    license/trout stamp, rod and reel, and polarized sunglasses.
    We can supply a rod and reel if you do not own one.

    May 6 Czech/Euro Nymphing $295.00
     (1 spot left)

    Josh Miller works at International Angler and is on the USA fly fishing team.

    He is also very skilled in teaching. This is a rare opportunity to  learn the techniques of tournament fly angling from a expert.
    Tight Line Nymphing is a deadly technique that will allow you to catch more trout from any stream.
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  • Fly tying Saturdays 2017

    Jan 21 Jake Villiwock Fishing for Smallmouth
    Jan 28 Tim Cammisa Fishing Emergers
    Feb 4 Mike Engelhardt Fishing the Yough
    Feb 11 Chuck Furmisky Fishing for Pike
    Feb 18 Bob Blystone Musky on the Fly
    Feb 25 John Fabian Steelhead Fishing
    Mar 4 Gordon Vanderpull Fly Fish North Carolina
    Mar 11 Kieran Frye Traditional Drys & Nymphs
    Mar 18 Tom Doman Fishing Penn’s Creek
    FLY TYING SATURDAYS AT INTERNATIONAL ANGLER.
    A free talk open to all anglers starts each Saturday at 10:30 am to 12:30pm.
    A private paid fly tying class with each speaker starts at 1:00 pm to 3:00pm. Must register and prepay to participate in private class.
    Cost is $35.00 for the 1 to 3 class, you will need your vice and tools.

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  • Winter events

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    January 11-FF101   5:30pm     FREE
    You might have heard that fly fishing is just for trout but nothing could be further from the truth. You can catch sunfish on a farm pond with fly tackle. You can catch bass and pike. You can even use a fly rod in salt water for fish like striped bass, bonefish, and even huge gamefish like tuna and marlin. It just takes a little adjustment to your tackle.

    You might have also heard that fly fishing is expensive and complicated. Let’s see just how simple it can be. In this class you’ll learn how fly and spin fishing differ, how to make the basic overhead cast and a roll cast, a little about the history of fly fishing. You’ll learn the two basic knots you will use every time you go fly fishing. You’ll also learn about the bare essentials you need to get started in this fun and addictive sport.

    This is free mini class held at the store. Must pre register.

    January 14-Fly Tying 101 Free
    You’ve always wanted to learn to tie your own flies but just couldn’t find the time. Now you can get a free two-hour introductory lesson at our store, with expert instruction and all tools / materials supplied. Fly tying requires no special skills-anyone can learn it, and with a few hours of practice each week you’ll be cranking out terrific flies by spring.
    Must sign up for this free course.
    January 17-Beginner Fly Tying Course with Bruce Cox
    Course $75.00 fee (kids 16 and under FREE with paying adult)
    6 week course, starts 6:30pm
    Students required to bring vise and tools
    Bruce Cox-instructor
    FLY TYING

    Renzetti Traveler
    Fly Tying Vice $169.95
    A classic, updated and improved. A 7″-stem to give your bobbin more room to work. This sleek rotary vise weighs just 8 oz., but its lightweight portability doesn’t mean sacrificing performance.

    Orvis Fly-Tying Kit
    $189.00
    Learn to tie the classics with this comprehensive Orvis Premium Fly-Tying Kit. Materials for 16 patterns, 10 flies each, for a total of 160 flies. 8 basic patterns and 8 guide-proven premium patterns. Comes with instructional DVD.

    Loon Ergo Bobbin $19.95
    An ergonomic and high-performing update to the indispensible tying tool.


    International Angler
    412-788-8088
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  • Film Tour 2017

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    February 26,3:00pm

    The Fly Fishing Film Tour is brought to Pittsburgh by the International Angler. All proceeds from this event will be used to support Casting for Recovery.

    Tickets($15) are available locally in advance at the International Angler. They are also available ($20) through F3T online and at the door on the night of the event.

    Doors open at 2.30 pm. Please come early for a pre-event social gathering. Film starts promptly at 3.00 pm

    For more information please contact International Angler, 412-788-8088

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