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Feb
15
Fri
Catawba Lands Conservancy | Volunteer Opportunities
Feb 15 – Jun 1 all-day
Catawba Lands Conservancy | Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to volunteer with Catawba Lands Conservancy / the Carolina Thread Trail?  Check out 2019 volunteer opportunities here: https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0061&console_type=event&ht=1

Apr
28
Sun
Tyler Smith “Kayak Fishing Clinic” @ Tuckfest! @ USNWC
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tyler Smith "Kayak Fishing Clinic" @ Tuckfest! @ USNWC

Discover what makes kayak fishing so popular in this land-based clinic lead by GOPC Kayak Fishing team member, Tyler Smith, a Charlotte local and competitive kayak fisherman. Review skills such as how to select and outfit the right kayak for you, special considerations of kayak fishing, local information, safety, and pro-tips.

Meet at the Flatwater Dock.

Sunday, April 27 – 10:30am

May
2
Thu
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access

Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co!

We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business with us. This spring we’ll be offering free, informal Canoe, Kayak & SUP Orientation for folks who bought their boat or board from us – conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. While this is not intended as formal instruction, we will show you the basics of getting safely launched on the water and briefly cover some basic concepts such as proper posture, getting good traction between paddle blade and the water, using torso rotation for proper technique and maintaining good balance.  We’ll tailor our time for your particular type of watercraft (i.e., we’ll customize your orientation depending on whether you bought a Fishing Kayak or a SUP) or your area of interest. You’ll get about 30 minutes of informal instruction –all for free and all because you bought your boat/board from us.

Please register for our On-Water Paddlesports Orientation in advance by emailing gopc301@greatoutdoorprovision.com with your name and the model of boat or board you recently purchased from us. Please note that our On-Water Paddlesports Orientation is only available to customers who purchased their Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Company within the past 12 months. There is no charge.

Any weather-related cancellation of this event will be announced via @TrustyGOPC on Instagram & Twitter.  Follow these feeds for updates.

Bring your boat or board that you recently purchased from us and your own paddle and PFD. You’ll also have an opportunity to try a different paddle or PFD if you wish. You are also welcome to stay for the Afternoon Boat Demo, which will be taking place at the same venue immediately after the Orientation.

Charlotte Boat Demo @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Charlotte Boat Demo @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access

Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc301@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Any weather-related cancellation of this event will be announced via @TrustyGOPC on Instagram & Twitter.  Keep an eye on these feeds for updates.

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding a fee-based demo.   As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Jun
1
Sat
(SOLD OUT) Fly Fishing Class | Charlotte @ Private Pond
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(SOLD OUT) Fly Fishing Class | Charlotte @ Private Pond

Description

The Great Outdoor Provision Co. Fly Fishing Class is a very comprehensive one day course with two instructors for six to eight students.

We’ve packed a lot of information into an eight hour day, including: casting, knots, equipment, fishing strategies and fly selection, for cold water, warm water and saltwater species.

Beginners can expect to learn the skills that will allow them to catch fish on their own, and intermediate level fly fishers can advance their casting skills and fill in some holes in their technical knowledge.

We provide all equipment, including a textbook, a few flies, as well as lunch and drinks. Just bring your sense of humor, a willingness to have fun and learn, but register early.

The address for the class will be sent to you with your ticket confirmation.

Rudy Hayden

Charlotte Manager

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Store manager Rudy Hayden knows that the best climber, fisher, or other outdoor sportsman is the one having the most fun. Anyone who has forgotten a rash guard while surfing or didn’t purchase a windbreaker for a rainy hike knows that it’s hard to have fun when you’re cold and underprepared. At Great Outdoor Provision Co. in Charlotte, our staff knows outdoor activities and the appropriate gear inside and out.

Looking for a sleeping bag that will keep you warm at a certain temperature? Need a particular fishing fly? Do you know you want a kayak, but aren’t sure what kind you’d like? Come to our store, and we’ll make sure that you get what you need.

Don’t worry – we won’t load you up with dozens of gadgets that barely fit in your backpack and weigh eighty pounds. Our time outdoors has taught us what things you really need (thermal baselayers) and what you probably don’t (ten-pound portable shower). Whatever your situation is, our experienced staff has probably encountered it before, and we can give you the products (and the advice!) that you need for a successful outdoor adventure.

Do you want to explore the outdoors, but aren’t quite sure what to do? Come to our boat demos,standup paddle board demos, fly tying classes, or kayak fishing clinics. At Great Outdoor Provision Co., we want to share our passion for the wilderness with you.

Store Manager:

Rudy Hayden
gopc301@greatoutdoorprovision.com

Feb 15 – Jun 1 all-day
Looking to volunteer with Catawba Lands Conservancy / the Carolina Thread Trail?  Check out 2019 volunteer opportunities here: https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0061&console_type=event&ht=1
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