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January 2020

Ladies Fly Tying Class

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

Join DRO guide, Debbie Gillespie, for a ladies only fly tying course. All skill levels are welcome, but the class will focus on simple patterns to learn the basic techniques of fly tying. This class will fill up quickly. All materials and tools are included.

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Introduction to Fly Tying 102 Night Class

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 21, 2020

Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$30.00

Our introduction to fly tying night class is a more in depth version of our daytime 101 class. Each of the three nights will be dedicated to learning different styles of trout fly patterns, beginning with nymphs, moving on to basic streamers, and ending with simple dry fly patterns.

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PISGAH NIGHTS – SPACE, SPIES, AND SECRETS

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC 28772, 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC 28772 United States + Google Map

On the Evening of January 24, 2020 from 6-8pm The Learning Center at PARI will host a talk on the history of our unique site that has been home to NASA, Department of Defense, N.C. Forest Service, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute and and presently The Learning Center at PARI. A visual slideshow and history tour will accompany the presentation. Brad McCall who has a deep family history with the site will lead the evening with his deep insights into the…

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Tying Tenkara Flies

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

Learn to tie traditional Tenkara flies with DRO fixed line fishing expert, Landon Lipke. All materials and tools provided.

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February 2020

Tying Streamers

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

Come join DRO and learn to tie streamers. All materials and tools are included.

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Intermediate Fly Tying 201

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

This intermediate class will cover more advanced techniques for fly tyers that are looking to create more dynamic flies. Dubbing loops, articulated streamers, UV adhesives, and synthetic materials are just some of the techniques that will be covered. All materials and tools are provided.

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Fly Tying 101

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 8:30 am

Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

Our intro class will give beginning fly tyers a good foundation for creating a variety of fly patterns for trout. Students will learn how to use basic tools, understand thread and hook sizing, and how to create simple nymphs, streamers, and dry flies. All materials and tools provided.

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Ladies Fly Tying Class

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

Join DRO guide, Debbie Gillespie, for a ladies only fly tying course. All skill levels are welcome, but the class will focus on simple patterns to learn the basic techniques of fly tying. This class will fill up quickly. All materials and tools are included.

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Tying Tailwater Flies/Midges

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Davidson River Outfitters, 95 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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$20.00

This class will focus on size 18, and smaller, flies that are commonly used in our area tailwaters, and the Davidson River. All tools and materials are included.

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March 2020

Navigating with Map and Compass

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$30

Learn to read and interpret a topographic map and to use a compass in order to “stay found” in the forest. This class is designed with the beginner in mind. You will receive instruction and practice the following skills: Reading the information provided on a map, understanding contour lines, measuring distance using map scale, parts of a compass, orienting a map with a compass, taking a bearing and following a bearing. This class is beneficial for anyone who spends time…

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Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$30

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to plan routes and create custom maps. Then, you will learn to upload those maps onto your phone using the app, Avenza Maps. This will allow you to track your real time location on the custom map you created even while your phone is on Airplane mode. Never wonder where you are again…...while you have have a charge on your phone. Note: The Navigation with Map…

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Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$30

This is an introduction to the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Even if you have a basic understanding of the concept of Leave No Trace, this workshop will provide a deeper understanding of recreational-related impacts and how Leave No Trace skills and ethics can help protect the outdoor places we love. This workshop will be experiential, fast-paced and have tips for a variety of outdoor users: hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, backpackers, etc.

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April 2020

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Backcountry Cooking

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$30

This class will have your mouth watering. Learn how to prepare delicious meals and desserts in the backcountry. Also learn safe stove operation, and clean up procedures that following Leave No Trace guidelines. All materials and ingredients are provided. Just bring an appetite. Students help prepare and eat the dishes made in this class!

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop and Trip

April 17 - April 19
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking workshop for all ages and all fitness levels. This workshop and backpacking trip is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end…

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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