This clinic is designed to provide beginner anglers with the essential understanding of gear, introduction to flies and basic skills (knot tying and casting). This is not a “catching fish” clinic (even though on the 4 Hour clinic you may catch fish), but an instruction based seminar designed to help you become more acquainted with a basic fly fishing understanding. This course takes place at the Fly Shop and is divided into three different components: Equipment/Terminal Tackle Review, Fly selection, Basic Knots, and Casting Technique.
What is provided on a Fly Fishing Clinic?
Beginner Clinic: 2 Hours – Not on the water (Casting and Classroom)
- Fly Fishing Equipment – All necessary items are included in the worry-free clinic. We recommend bringing the following items: notebook/pen, a bottle of water, snack, polarized sunglasses, and a good attitude!
- Learn Essential Skills – Everything you need to begin your exploration in becoming a fly-fisher.
- Start Your Understanding of Fly Fishing – Gain the basic mechanics of navigating a fly shop for information and the essential gear that is used in fly fishing with insight from guides with years of experience that are passionate about teaching fly fishing.
- Understand the Tools of the Trade – Find out which fly fishing equipment is needed to get you started fishing on your own.
Beginner to Intermediate: 4 Hours – On the water
For the beginner to intermediate angler, this course is specifically focused on “On-the-Water Techniques.” You will spend four hours with one of our professional guides, learning the necessary techniques associated with catching trout: streamers, line mending, reading the water, advanced nymphing, casting techniques, and more.
Things to Consider on your Walk-In Fly Fishing Clinic:
- 2 Hour Clinics are first come, first serve – a maximum class size of 3 participants.
- 4 Hour Clinics are first come, first serve – a maximum class size of 2 participants.
- Clinics do not Replace Guided Trips – they are to give you an introduction to the skills and tools to get out on the water, but will not give you the same on-the-water time that a guided trip offers.