Courses and Workshops for 2018

Beginners Fly Tying

This course is our most comprehensive beginners fly tying course. It will teach you all the techniques you need to make a variety of Flies.

Level: no experience necessary, no equipment needed. If you want to use your own equipment say so on your application.

When:   January 21;   January 28;   February 4;   February 11;   February 18;   February 25.

Time:   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Qualicum Community Hall (Farmer’s Market Location):
January 21;   February 4;   February 11;   February 18;

Coombs Fairgrounds (Green and White Building):  January 28; February 25;

Instructors: Devina Brookman, Ted Brookman, Bill Morton, Al Mclean and Judy Drygeese

Fee: $90, this includes venue rental, refreshments and tying materials. Equipment is furnished. The fee is $15 per lesson. But the total amount must be paid when you apply to take the course.

Enrollment: class size is limited, enrollments are taken on a first come first served basis. If you want to register for the course, do so as soon as possible to ensure that you have a place in the course. Make your cheque payable to: Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club.   

You can enroll in several ways:

  • Pick up a course application at either Nile Creek Fly Shop or Coast SportFish.
  • Fill it out and leave it along with your money/cheque at the shop.
  • Or download an application form here fill it out and send the application with your cheque to:
    Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club, P.0. Box 554, Parksville, BC. V9P 2G6.


If you have any questions call or email Bruce at (250) 248-5914  or  [email protected]



Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club

Education Committee – New Courses for 2017

The Education Committee is preparing a series of learning opportunities that will appeal to people who have not experienced the fun associated with fly fishing and to experienced fishers who are seeking opportunities to hone skills and to learn about the new innovations associated with the sport.

The best part of fishing is catching a fish regardless of how elegant or ugly you throw a line.  Being able to cast a fly where you want it to land adds to the enjoyment of the sport and most fishers benefit from regular casting practice.   A series of casting clinics and practices occurs as demand requires.  Tying flies for personal use is enjoyable and self gratifying (and possibly more productive compared to completing a crossword).  Fly tying classes are planned throughout the year.

The Education Committee is committed to providing courses that meet the needs of members and is open to suggestions for potential learning opportunities.  Please email Bruce Morrison with suggestions for new courses.

Review this site regularly for updates.

Tying Flies and Sharing Stories 

This is an opportunity for club members to meet and to enjoy tying flies together.

The gathering is not a formal class but members will benefit from sharing the collective knowledge of the group.

Where: Shelly Hall, Parksville

When:  October 28th and November 12th

Time: 1pm-4pm

Fee: $5.00 to cover hall rental

 The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing

The Education Committee will be presenting the Mid-island Castaways’ almost famous fly fishing course.  This program is designed for novice fly fishers and for people who have never fished before.  Rods and reels will be available for loan.  The only things a student needs to bring is an interest in fishing and a smile.

The course is postponed.  The Education Committee is re-building the program and the future date for delivery is not known at this time.

Level:  Beginner and Novice

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA