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The Season is Upon Us | Upcoming Fly Fishing Classes

Ivan Orsic / Mar 1, 2021

March is an exciting month around these parts. As rivers start to wake from the winter slumbers, it's a great time to jump headfirst into the world of fly fishing if you're new to the sport. If you're a more experienced angler, there's no better time to learn a new skill in advance of the season. We have in-store openings for our Fly Fishing 101, Bugs For Beginners, and Beginner Casting Classes. Additionally, we have openings for a variety of our on-the-water schools including Saltwater Prep School, One-Day Beginner School, Nymphing School and Streamer School.

The in-store portion of each class will take place in the River Room (our brand new education room) at our new location - 1025 Zuni Street, Denver, CO 80204.

Class size is very limited for these in-store classes to meet all COVID requirements. Don't delay! Sign up today!

**To sign up for a class or further information give us a call (303) 733-1434**

Fly Fishing 101 | March 2nd, 16th, & 30th | 5 to 7 PM @ Trouts Denver

Trouts Fly Fishing 101 classes are the perfect class for beginners of any age. In our 101 class, we cover an array of information starting with setting up your fly rod, terminal tackle, basic fly selection, knot tying, and reading the water. We understand that fly fishing can be frustrating and at times intimidating, we want to remove those for you. We want to be an integral part of you becoming a self-reliant, accomplished angler. With this in mind, the goal of our Trouts Fly Fishing 101 class is to provide people the opportunity to successfully wade into the sport of fly fishing.

(COST: $50)

Bugs for Beginners | March 9th & 23rd | 5 to 7 PM @ Trouts Denver

At one point or another, we have been on the water and watched fish seemingly jumping all around us, gorging themselves on the thousands of bugs. As fly anglers, we’ve heard the expression 'Match the Hatch', yet we continue scratching our heads while casting to fish uninterested in our flies. Without question a better understanding of a trout’s diet will help improve your success with fly fishing.

Our Trouts Bugs for Beginners class will help demystify the major food sourcestrout key in on throughout the year. We will focus in on Midges, Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, Terrestrials, and general attractors. Our class is designed and purposed to help you better understand the major insect groups Including how to effectively identify and fish them.You will leave our class with the capabilities to successfully 'Match the Hatch'.

(COST: $50)

Beginner Casting Clinic | March 11th & 25th | 5 to 7 PM @ Trouts Denver

Fly Casting is the cornerstone of the sport of fly fishing and a necessary skill for any proficient angler to master. With that said, there is something unnatural about the fly casting motion. As a result, learning the correct form, action, and muscle memory up front is important to the success of any angler. In our Trouts Beginner Casting Class, we strive to make the art of fly casting an enjoyable process to learn. To do this, we have curated our Beginner Casting Clinics to be an encompassing experience that provides value to anyone who participates. We will focus on the primary casting approaches and types to set you up for success on any trout water.

(COST: $50)

Saltwater Prep School | March 6th & 27th | 8 AM to 4 PM @ Trouts Denver

One thing is for sure; you can’t catch what you can’t present your fly to. Anyone who has been on the bow of a skiff has undoubtedly either trout set or was simply ill-prepared to get the fly to its intended target. Trust us, we’ve all been there!

To help ensure our customers are ready for their upcoming saltwater adventures, we started our salt-water prep school to provide our clients with the necessary skillset to make sure your presentation counts. During this class, we will cover loop formation, line speed, double-haul casting, and most importantly PRESENTATION! We will review best practices that help you and your guide work as a team. This school is offered exclusively out of our Denver, CO location.

(COST: $250)

One-Day Beginner School | March 13th & 27th | 8 hours on the water

Our One-Day Beginner Fly Fishing school is the perfect culmination of our Beginner Fly Fishing Series. This day on the water is built around empowering you as an independent angler. Our Guide Instructors will meet you on our permitted water to assist you in putting into action the skills you have learned through our previous beginner classes. This class will allow you to practice and apply your skills with the support of a knowledgeable instructor while focusing on rigging, safe wading practice, fighting and landing fish! Come to the water with your skills and gear and walk away feeling confident in your ability to get out independently or with friends. Class size limited to six anglers and is offered at our Frisco, CO location.

(COST: $250)

Nymphing School | March 6th & 27th | 8 hours on the water

As we begin to approach the colder months, we tend to see less dry fly activity. Although this may be the case, this shouldn’t keep you from getting out to fish. It’s no secret that trout spend the majority of their time feeding subsurface (upwards of 80%). In Vegas, those are some pretty good odds!

In order to more successfully fish to the subsurface trout, nymphing is the most common and productive technique. Trouts Nymphing School will introduce and dial you in to rigging, roll casting, presentation, mending, and proper drifting techniques. Our goal at the end of the class is for the individual angler to be more confident in their Nymphing technique to improve your success on your trips to the river!

(COST: $325)

Streamer School | March 27th | 8 hours on the water

As one of the most exciting ways to chase trout, "hucking meat" or streamer fishing is becoming a well-known phrase around Colorado. Hooking a fish on a streamer is a detailed memory you will maintain for years to come.

Have you recently found yourself looking at your fly boxes and thought something is missing? or Why do I not have anything that is big, flashy, and articulated in here? If these are things that you find yourself contemplating on a regular basis then you'll be excited to know, we have just the class for you!

We are pleased to announce the dates for our Trouts Streamer School. The school is designed around a full day float with some of our best Frisco Guides! During the float, our guide instructors will teach you the basics of Fly Selection, Retrieval Methods, Presentation and setting, fighting, and landing a trout on a streamer. As one of our most popular schools, we suggest signing up early to grab one of our limited spots!

(COST: $325)

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