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October 2021 // Upcoming Fly Fishing Classes

Brandon Rodriguez / Sep 22, 2021

The month of October is jam-packed with learning opportunities here at Trouts Fly Fishing. It does not matter if you are a new angler or a seasoned vet that is wanting to learn more about a specific skill, over the course of the month of October (and beyond) we have you covered.

We have in-store openings for our Fly Fishing 101, Bugs For Beginners, and Beginner Casting Classes. Looking to get out on the water? We have openings for a variety of our on-the-water schools including our Streamer School, Nymphing School, and Carp 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.

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


Fly Fishing 101 || September 28th, October 12th, October, 26 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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 || October 5th, October 19th and November 2nd at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 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'.

(COST: $50)

Beginner Casting Clinic || September 30th and October 14th, 2021 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.

(COST: $50)

Fly Tying 101 || October 13, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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!

Carp School || October 15th through October 16, 2021

Catching Carp on a fly rod is considered the ultimate freshwater challenge by many anglers. They’re smart, spooky, and at times downright challenging! During this on-water school, our expert instructors will provide you with the knowledge and tactics to increase your success when pursuing this worthy gamefish. In order to provide the best experience to this very specific species, we limit our class size to provide the best learning environment.

This class will begin with an approximate 1-hour presentation the night before the on-the-water portion of the class to include appropriate gear and flies. Following this pre-presentation, you will spend the full day following at the designated location focusing on presentation and tactics. The remainder of the class will be spent targeting and catching our quarry. Bring your favorite 6 or 7 weight rod, appropriate reel, and the recommended flies for a great day dialing in a difficult species!

Nymphing School || October 15th - 16th , 2021

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 into 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 and to improve their success on their trips to the river!

Streamer School || October 8th through October 9th, 2021

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!

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