Become the best fly fisherman you know

At Trout’s Fly Fishing, we understand the importance of providing a quality educational experience for those looking to get into the sport of fly fishing. The goal behind our fishing school is to offer our customers, no matter what their age or experience level, an opportunity to learn something new about fly fishing. Whether it’s teaching children to fish, learning to dry fly fish for western trout, mastering the art of casting to wary saltwater fish, or learning to tie your own flies, we have the instructors and classes for you.

At one point we have all been novice anglers, and we all understand the difficulties and frustrations that exist for beginners. Yet we also know that satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering this beautiful sport and becoming a self reliant angler. It is our understanding of this unique educational process, and our love of introducing people to the sport of fly fishing that truly separates us and our fly fishing school from the competition. For those who prefer a more one on one learning experience, we offer a wide variety of private fishing classes including fishing lessons, casting clinics, tying instruction, and guided trips.

Below is a list of the fly fishing educational options we are currently offering for the remainder of 2014.

Learn the Basics Fly Fishing Class

The goal of this class is to instill a basic understanding of fly fishing gear, equipment, and essentials to prepare first time anglers for a day on the water.  If you or someone you know has been on the fence and thinking about giving fly fishing a try, this class provides a great baseline and foundation.  This class is mindfully built for beginners who are interested in learning about fly fishing for the first time.  This class is designed to help people understand basic fly rod and  reel mechanics, the difference between nymphs, dry flies and streamers and how to master basic knots and rigging.  We will also have plenty of time for hands on questions and answers.


On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School

This is a one-day fishing school held on one of our famous exclusive properties.  The main goal of this class is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful and self-sufficient anglers.  Students will learn the basics of fly fishing including casting, reading water, entomology, and fly selection.


On-Stream Intermediate Fly Fishing School

This is a one day fly fishing school that demonstrates the finer points of dry fly fishing and allows students who have some experience to advance their skill level and fine tune their approach.  Our Intermediate Dry Fly Clinic will be held at our WCR Ranch - located on a small tributary of the upper Colorado River, approximately 35 miles in length. The creek rises in northwestern Grand County, in the Arapaho National Forest at the top of the continental divide and flows southeast toward the Colorado River. The skills taught during these classes typically will adhere to the most productive techniques for that time of year. 


On-Stream Spey/Switch Fishing School

Learn the basics, versatility and advantages of using a switch rod on the water with one of our tenured casting instructors.  In this class you will improve both single hand and two-handed casts – and have a shot at hooking beautiful Colorado fish at the renowned YR Ranch on the lower Blue River. Spey casting with a switch rod requires less effort than standard overhand casts if done correctly and allows you to cover water you couldn't cover with standard casting technique.


Private Fly Fishing Lesson

Our private fishing lessons are an ideal way to learn the intricacies of fly fishing, hone in your skills, or help take your angling abilities to the next level.  All of our private lessons are catered to the individual, so you can rest assured that your time on the water will be well worth the investment.  We can conduct these lessons on private or public waters, and the timing and topics covered will be dertermined by you our client.  Conducted 365 days a year, we are always available and willing to take you out on the water and show you all that fly fishing has to offer.


Private Casting Lesson

There is only one way to get better at casting, practice the right way! Allow us to help you avoid the pitfalls of casting though a one on one casting lesson. Casting lessons can focus on whatever topics you choose, including basic casting, roll casting, spey/switch and distance casting (*two hour minimum).


Private Fly Tying Lesson

Fly Tying is a complex art where a thorough knowledge and understanding of specific processes and techniques is paramount to success.  That said, we also understand that everyone learns differently, and at their own pace.  This is why we conduct all of our fly tying lessons in a one-on-one setting to maximize your time and money.  This also allows us to focus on exactly what you need help with, eliminating the redundancy that exhists in so many fly tying classes.  Beginner, intermediate and expert tiers will all appreciate a little time with one of our highly qualified fly tying instructors.