Fishing 101 Class
Ever seen A River Runs Through It? Or met someone who is simply crazy about
fly fishing – a real fly fishing addict? Ever thought, “I’d like to try
that!” Well, this is your chance to find out what all the excitement is
about. Fly Fishing 101 is a survey of our sport, an informative, hands-on
stream-side introduction into the world of fly fishing and fly casting.
It is fun, low pressure, and makes a great starter class or review for rusty
Learn What Trout Eat!
With conventional spin fishing, effective casting depends on the weight on
the end of the line. Fly fishing is different. Fly casting works because the
weight in the middle moves the fly to the target. Once a student understands
this, casting is easy!
Understanding a few basic knots is all that is needed to go fly fishing.
We go over the knots you need and tie them together. If knots are not
your thing, you really only need one (the easiest) and you are good to
We cover reading a river to understand where to cast. Fish congregate in
certain areas to feed, regardless of how expansive a river is. Once you
understand this, you can read any river and catch fish anywhere.
Eat at Canyon River Grill or Get a Drink at the Bar!
Our goal is for you to have the best possible experience learning this new
sport! It is technical, but it should be fun. Plan to have
lunch, dinner, or a drink at the new restaurant. It is brand new as of
What Should I Bring?
Fly rod and reel (if you have one, but we provide gear for anyone that
Visor or hat
Jacket (class is outside)
Fly Fishing Class Schedule
Cost and Class
All Sales Subject to WA State Sales Tax
$69 per person, call
Pick Your Own Date
*Groups of 6
or more may request their own date.
Beginning Fly Fishing Basics
The essence of fly
fishing is presenting (casting) the right fly in just the right way to a
hungry fish, fooling him into thinking your fly is really a tasty meal – one
he just can’t resist! That’s fly fishing in a nut shell and in this class,
we’ll show you how it’s done and get you started. By the way, anglers fly
fish for everything from stream born trout to giant 100 lb. tarpon cruising
tropical lagoons. In this course, we focus on rainbow trout primarily in
We begin by introducing you to the trout’s world: what a trout is, where they
live in the river and why. Next we talk about food that what trout eat and
actually go on a “bug hunt” stream side to find and identify the critters:
they’re awesome! Then explain what a “fly” is, and show you how “flies”
imitate trout food. Together, we compare real bugs to artificial ones
(flies) and show you how to “match the hatch“ by selecting the best
imitation to present to hungry trout.