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Fishing Class: Introduction to Fly Fishing

Looking for a fly fishing class near you?

Did you receive a fly rod and reel as a gift and don't really know how to use it?

Maybe you went on a guided fishing trip and now you want a lesson to learn more, so you can go out on your own? This beginner fishing class is ideal for entry to intermediate level fly anglers. 

After you complete one of our five hour Introduction to Fly Fishing classes, you will have learned the basic skills you need to confidently take to the water on your own and have fun!

The class is a one day, five hour+ class that begins with 2.5 hours of classroom instruction at the shop. We'll start by covering equipment basics, knots, basic rigging, the basics of dry fly fishing and nymphing, and the basics of entomology and how it applies to fly selection.

The second 2.5 hour part of the class is conducted outside on nearby private water in Evergreen (near Denver) where students are taught the fundamentals of casting, the basics of getting a good drift, how to read the water, fish handling and catch & release concepts, and river etiquette and stewardship.

All equipment is provided. Includes all in-class and field materials and supplies, 2.5 hours of classroom training/instruction, 2.5 hours of outdoors casting and stream side training/instruction. Lunch is not provided. Please feel free to bring snacks as needed.

If you're booking for more than just yourself, just increase the quantity to the total number of people attending.

Cancelation policy

Changes to class date allowed up to 14 days before booked class date, assuming future availability. Due to limited seats, we will not be able to give refunds or accomodate date changes inside 14 days of your booked class. Classes may be cancelled due to severe weather at sole discretion of basin + bend instructors. No refunds will be issued for inclement weather, although every attempt will be made to reschedule class or move students into another existing date if the need arises.