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Trouts Journal

Spring is Here | Upcoming Fly Fishing Classes

Ivan Orsic / Mar 29, 2021

We're officially in spring and if you're looking to jump headfirst into the world of fly fishing, there is no better time. Fish are happy. Bugs are hatching. If you're a more experienced angler, now is not the time to put off expanding your skillset if you're looking to step up your game.

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 One-Day Beginner School, Two-Day Beginner School, Nymphing School, Dry Fly School, Streamer School, and Stillwater 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 | April 13th & April 27th | 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 | April 6th & April 20th | 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 | April 8th & April 22nd | 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)

One-Day Beginner School | April 3rd & April 24th | 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)

Two-Day Beginner School | April 10th-11th

Our Two-Day Beginner School is designed for anyone looking to fast-track their introduction into fly fishing. We have taken everything that one would learn in our Fly Fishing 101, Beginner Casting, Bugs For Beginners, and our One-Day Beginner School, and condensed it into two days. By immersing one self in fly fishing for this time, participants can expect to leave this class as self-sufficient anglers that are ready to spend a day on the water. Classes are held out of our Frisco location and are limited to 6 anglers. Lodging and Gear is not included.

(COST: $595)

Nymphing School | April 10th | 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 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 to improve your success on your trips to the river!

(COST: $325)

Dry Fly School | April 17th | 8 AM to 4 PM @ Trouts Denver

For most of us, it’s hard to beat classic dry fly fishing. The visual appeal of seeing the eat is addictive and just flat out fun! Many refer to this type of angling as 'purist' as it is one of the most classic presentations to learn and implement on the river.

Join Trouts as we walk you through dry fly rigging options and set ups, the ability to recognize and 'match the hatch', and education and training on an effective cast and presentation to get you those top water sips and eats. We will hold these throughout the spring and summer months allowing us to attempt to teach to differing hatches based on season, month, and temperature. Bring your dry fly fishing game to the next level through our skilled focused experiences!

(COST: $325)

Streamer School | April 24th | 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)

Stillwater School | April 17th | 8 hours on the water

Stillwaters are often overlooked by fly anglers. These bodies of water are dynamic, insect-filled, trophy trout holding areas that can produce some of your most memorable days whether from a boat or on foot. Stillwaters aren't just an escape from the high flows of runoff. Often these water fish the majority of the year and are a fruitful choice for your next day out! If you’ve been looking to dial in stillwater fly fishing here in the Centennial State, then make sure to make room in your schedule for Trouts Stillwater School.

The school is designed around a full day float or wade (dependent on conditions) on one of Colorado's stillwater fisheries with our very best Guides! During the class, our guide instructors will teach you the basics of fly selection, presentation and other details you need to know when it comes to fly fishing these bodies of water!

(COST: $325)

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