Author: Will Rice
August might be here already but the summer fly fishing fun isn't over yet. We have an action packed educational curriculum and event calendar on tap this month. If you have been thinking about fly fishing for the first time, this is a great month to take advantage of our FREE casting clinic or our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing Class. For more advanced anglers, we have put together a class that is focused on fishing our home water – the South Platte River – more effectively.
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All of our classes are hand crafted and kept small – for a reason. If you have any questions about our August classes or customer events or if you would like to sign up call the shop at 303.733.1434.
Education and Customer Events-August 2013
Casting & Cocktails - August 15th
This FREECasting Clinic will be held in Washington Park from 5:00-7:00pm on the Southeast corner of the park at the intersection of Louisiana and Gilpin. This event is a great way for beginners and intermediate anglers to improve fishing knowledge and casting skills. Casting & Cocktails is also an excellent opportunity if you have never cast a fly rod before. Feel free to bring your own beverages and we’ll keep them cold for you in on of our Yeti coolers packed with ice!
On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - August 17th
1 Day - $195.00/person – limited to six (6) participants (full day)
This is a one-day fishing school on one of our world-class private properties. Students will learn the basics of fly fishing including casting, reading water, entomology, and fly selection. This class is limited to six anglers so reserve your spot early. Fishing this section of the North Fork of the South Platte River should be excellent in August.
The South Platte River Through a Guide’s Eye – Part I - August 22th
$250 per person (includes classroom and On Stream Guided Fly Fishing) - 6:00pm-8:30pm
This intermediate fly fishing class is going to be great for anglers with varied levels of experience. This is a two part series that is focused on giving you a better understanding of the South Platte River drainage, which will help you fish more effectively on your own. Part I of this class will be held on the 3rd floor of our shop and will cover such topics as entomology of the South Platte River, course and range, stream flow patterns, fish habitat and behavior. All of this information can be applied during Part II of the class, which is a full day of guided fly fishing in the Deckers area of the South Platte River. This class is limited to six (6) students.
The South Platte River Through a Guide’s Eye – Part II - August 24th
Part II of this intermediate fly fishing class is going to be great for anglers with varied levels of experience. The second part includes a full day of guided fly fishing on the South Platte River. This class is kept small and is limited to six anglers who will be paired with two (2) guides. Your day of fly fishing on the South Platte River will include any equipment or gear you need, flies, tippet, beverages and lunch. Once you have completed this class you will have a much better understanding of the South Platte River system. You will also gain hands on experience that will allow you to master this challenging fishery on your own. Part I and Part II of this class are both included for $250 per/person.
Learn The Basics of Fly Fishing - August 29th
6-7pm - $25 (but… receive a $25 Trouts gift card)
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. Limited to six (6) participants. Location: here at the shop.
Feel free to call the Trouts Fly Fishing today if you have questions or would like to register for a class - 303.733.1434. Thanks for following Trouts Fly Fishing!