Ever wanted to learn to fly fish yet seem to be overwhelmed with all the terminology, gear and flies you may need for this river or that river? Let the Blue Quill Angler Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing School101 class get you started on the right track with courteous, veteran instructors that will have you on the right track in no time.
About the 101 Fly Fishing School:
This class will start with the basics and finish on the river with hopefully a fish in hand. This class is taught by seasoned veterans who have an immense passion for the sport and teaching each and every student the necessary skills needed to be self sufficient on the stream.
The Fly Fishing 101 Class is composed of two sessions with the classroom part taking place on Thursday evening from 6:00pm-9:30pm at the Blue Quill Angler and then all day Saturday on of our local rivers. The class runs weekly from mid April through mid October.
We keep the classes small with 4 to 6 anglers in each class.The purpose of this class is to help students develop the skills and understanding necessary to catch trout on a fly rod. The first session will introduce the student to fly fishing theory, rigging a rod, casting, knot tying, and entomology (as it pertains to fly selection). The instructor will also hold discussions on equipment and stream etiquette. The Saturday on the river will be focused on developing critical techniques in fishing nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. Topics also covered are wading safety, trout behavior, entomology, reading the water, playing, landing, and releasing fish.
All of the necessary gear needed to participate in this class is provided including a rod, reel, waders, boots, vest or pack for the river loaded with Umpqua leaders, tippet, river tools, a fly box and flies for a successful outing on the river. You will need a valid Colorado fishing license to participate in this class.
You’ll cover everything you will need to be self-sufficient on the stream including:
- Fly casting techniques
- Essential knots for Fly Fishing
- How to choose your gear and tackle
- Stream entomology (the science of insects)
- Proper fly selection for the seasons
- How to read water and currents
- Wading Saftey
- How to play, land, and safely release fish
For more information, give us a call at 800-435-5353 to reserve your spot today and begin a lifetime of enjoyment on the river.