The Blue Quill Angler “Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing” class is a comprehensive starter course for women only. Similar to our “Introduction to Fly Fishing” course, our women’s class is held over 2 sessions: a Monday evening at our shop in Evergreen, followed by a day on the river on Saturday with your instructor.
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.
*This class is limited on the dates available, as it is not offered on a weekly basis like our “Introduction to Fly Fishing” course. We will keep the dates posted on here as they become available, but you can always call us for availability, (303) 674-4700.
All of the necessary gear needed to participate in this class is provided for the students. This includes: a rod, reel, waders, boots, a 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 Safety
- How to play, land, and safely release fish
Cost: $129 per person
2017 Class Dates
- May 8th, River day: May 13th
- June 12th, River day: June 17th
- July 10th, River day: July 15th