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Fly Fishing – Casting Basics

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

The goal of this class is to help you get started in fly fishing or better your casting. We will go over different types of fly rods and when to use them. The proper way of lining a fly rod will be taught. You will be doing the over hand cast, roll cast and side arm cast, for a few examples. You will need to bring a hat and a pair of glasses or sunglasses. If you have a fly rod please bring it, otherwise one will be provided. To end, students will get a chance to try different fly rods.

Sharpening and Honing Blades

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Sharpening and honing of blades is a mystery to most people these days although our ancestors knew the skill intimately. Technology of honing has definitely improved over the past 100 years and there are many technologies to choose from. Howard will demystify the sharpening process and you will leave the workshop with the skills to sharpen your own blades. Students should bring one or two blades to hone for the class.

Viking Knife

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

The student will hand forge a small Viking Knife, also called a blacksmith knife. The knife is a one piece, all metal design with an integral handel. The clade will be heat treated, ground and sharpened in class. This one-day class will cover the basic theory and practice of knife making and is a good introduction for the beginner.

Overshot Table Runner

The overshot weave structure is a personal favorite of Janet’s. The instructor will share the history of the weave structure and the pattern that students will be using to create an elegant table runner.

Gathering Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

This basket is woven on a pre-stained round oak base, and employs continuous chase weave to build the sides. Students will learn the process for determining the number of spokes needed for continuous weave, and be challenged and excited to watch their baskets grow with two weavers. Students make their own leather handles in class, which incorporate into the rim. This rustically graceful and functional basket is woven on a 6" base which grows into a 12" diameter basket. The basket measures 10” high at sides.

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