Trouts Fly Fishing 101 classes are the perfect class for beginners of any ages. 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 101 class is to provide people the opportunity to successfully wade into the sport of fly fishing. For upcoming dates, check our Customer Events Calendar. For additional info on Fly Fishing 101 click here.
As fly anglers, we have 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 sources trout 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'.
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 upfront 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.
Our Reading Trout Water class will take you on a deep dive into how to locate fish on your favorite river or stream. We will cover where fish like to hold and why. We will also talk through terminology and recognizing the different water types. Lastly, we will help you to identify empty water so you are not wasting your time on the water fishing to spots that likely don't hold fish.
Join us as we spend an hour focusing on an item that can be frustrating to new, novice, and experienced anglers. We will dial in the basic and most necessary knots and connection styles for rigging of all types. Come to learn from the ground up, or simply solidify and progress your current skill set to a greater level of independence.
Ready to take your knot game to the next level, and maximize the connection between angler and quarry? Join us for a 2 hour deep dive into advanced knots for all types of angling situations. Large Trout, Saltwater, Warm-water, and Big Game solutions abound in this hands-on learning experience.
Catching a trout on a fly you tied is without a doubt one of those most rewarding experiences this great sport can offer. This class is mindfully built towards the beginning fly tier and will cover general terminology, tool identification and application, basic materials and their uses -and then the best part - tying flies! Upon completion of the class, you'll walk away with different fly patterns that are ready to fish on our local waters!
If you've started your journey into fly tying and feel comfortable with general terminology, tool identification, application, basic materials and their uses, our Trouts 201 is your next step! In our Umpqua Fly Tying 201 class, you'll build on your foundation by spending the class learning versatile, box filling, fish-catching fly patterns that will expound upon your burgeoning fly tying knowledge base. Each Umpqua Fly Tying 201 class will take place over the course of two hours.
Born from competition fly fishing, Euro Nymphing is quickly becoming THE go-to style of nymph fishing. Google makes it easy for us to get overwhelmed with information on how to Euro Nymph. This class will get you started in the right direction and make it much easier to comprehend by breaking down the info into what you really need to know. In our Intro to Euro Nymphing class, we will cover equipment, rigging styles, flies and water types. We will also explain in detail the difference between Euro style and indicator style nymphing. This class is 2 hours in length. For upcoming dates, check out our Customer Events Calendar.
At Trouts, we understand that having a strong foundation as an angler will prepare you for whatever fly fishing can throw at you. That is why we take great pride in helping anglers of all levels. Young or old, male or female, complete novice or vastly experienced we understand that there is always something new. We hang our hat on building personal relationships with each and every customer that walks through the door. By building these relationships we have a better understanding of what, why, and how we can help further educate you as an angler. Whether you are just picking up a fly rod or preparing to chase a completely new species we have the experience that will help you succeed in the sport.
Our education curriculum is geared towards all learning styles, from private casting lessons, in house fly fishing 101’s or on the water schools, we want to provide each and every angler with the opportunity to improve his or her skillset. For all of you who can’t make it to the classes or events, we are pleased to provide you with tutorial videos on casting, knot tying or anything else you can imagine.