These seminars will concentrate on the important factors that enabled the Czech Republic to become the world’s best ﬂy ﬁshing nation. Martin will cover things such as, reading the water, choosing the correct techniques, technique execution, ﬂies and ﬂy tying along with many more important factors that help anglers catch more ﬁsh. From European nymphing to dry fly and wet fly fishing, Martin covers it all.
The seminars involve theory lessons as well as practical sessions and are adapted to suit the individual needs, skills and requests of each member of the group.
Who is Martin Droz?
Martin has won a staggering thirteen international medals between 2004 and 2014!
He has individually won:
1st place World Championships 2008
2nd place World Championships 2013
3rd place World Championships 2006
1st place European Championships 2012
3rd place European Championships 2014
Martin has also won four team World Championship gold medals, two silvers and one bronze along with three other European team gold medals!
Martin's ﬁrst world championships was in Australia in 1999 and he has won multiple Czech titles and medals on several occasions in his home country. His teaching and guiding experience extends throughout many European countries and across the globe. Amongst his peers there is no argument that he is the best in his ﬁeld.
Last year, Martin was employed by Fly Fish Australia to travel with our team to the world championships in Slovakia as our technical advisor. His contribution was immeasurable and helped bring about our best ever result on mainland Europe. The skill level of Australian competitors has gone through the roof since Martin started imparting his knowledge on us. Martin will once again be travelling to this years world championships (Italy) with our world team in September.
Below is some information on the group seminars that will be held in 2018:
Each seminar will run over two days and will be open to a maximum of 10 participants only. We are keeping the seminar numbers low so as that everyone gets a good opportunity for one on one practical fishing time with Martin.
You are required to supply all of your own food and beverages for the seminar and to organise and pay for your own accommodation. We will provide basic coffee, tea, biscuits etc at the courses.
Seminar participants will be accepted on a "first in, best dressed" basis. This applies to EVERYONE, to ensure it is a fair process. We would advise everyone to email us immediately to indicate which seminar you would like to attend. We will respond to emails as quickly as possible to let you know if there are any spaces left in the course you wish to attend and if so, to send you the deposit details.
Confirmation of course attendance will not occur until your deposit has been paid.
The seminars will be held on:
• Victoria Seminar: Kiewa River
• Tasmania Seminar: Location to be advised (Meander River / Mersey River / Tyenna River)
The prices for the seminars will be as follows:
• Full members of Fly Fish Australia - $700
• Non Fly Fish Australia members - $900
Please note that to qualify for the FFA member price, a FULL membership must have been attained for the 2018 / 2019 season!
SEMINAR A: Victoria - Mount Beauty / Falls Creek, Victoria
Saturday 3rd November - Day One
Sunday 4th November - Day Two
SEMINAR B: Tasmania - Exact location to be advised
Saturday 15th December - Day One
Sunday 16th December - Day Two
How To Sign Up:
To sign up for a seminar now please email us on the following address and tell us which course you would like to enrol in.
We will then email you deposit details. The non-refundable deposit amount required is 50% of the course cost. The rest of the payment is due by the end of August 2018 or you will lose your place in the course. We must be strict with this as places are so limited. You are welcome to pay the full amount on booking if that suits you.
Please contact us if you have any further questions. We look forward to seeing you at the course or in Tasmania for a guided fly fishing trip soon.
The Rainbow Lodge Team