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Learn from the Best // Stillwater Tactics & Flies with LANDON MAYER & PHIL ROWLEY

Ivan Orsic / Jun 23, 2022

Trouts Fly Fishing is proud to welcome two of the more accomplished stillwater anglers in the game - Landon Mayer & Phil Rowley - to the shop for a very special stop on their "Stillwater Tour." Stillwaters tend to be overlooked by fly anglers. But, quite frankly, they shouldn't be. They're dynamic, insect-filled, trophy trout-holding waters that can produce some of your most memorable days of the fishing season. But, they can be intimidating. Unlock the secrets to stillwater success with help from Landon Mayer and Phil Rowley (who wrote the proverbial books on stillwaters) on August 9th, 2022 at the Trouts Denver location.

This in-store class will cover all the things. The meat and bones of the course will cover how to tie SIX of Landon & Phil's go-to stillwater patterns (three signature flies from both Landon & Phil - time permitting). In addition, Phil and Landon will be sharing time-proven techniques and tips for timing the season, rigging, fly presentation, and more. From the shallow shorelines to the deep water, this class will prepare you to fish any stillwater you might happen upon.

To reserve your spot, please call our shop at (303) 733-1434 or come swing by the Denver location, and we will happily get you squared away. Cost: $100/person. Materials will be provided by Landon & Phil. Bring your own fly-tying vise. This event will take place on August 9th, 2022 from 5 PM to ~8:30 PM.

EVENT DETAILS

When: August 9th, 2022

Time: 5 PM to ~8:30 PM

Where: Trouts Denver - River Room

Cost: $100/person - fly tying materials included

What: The meat and bones of the course will cover how to tie SIX of Landon & Phil's go-to stillwater patterns (three signature flies from both Landon & Phil - time permitting). In addition, Phil and Landon will be sharing time-proven techniques and tips for timing the season, rigging, fly presentation, and more. From the shallow shorelines to the deep water, this class will prepare you to fish any stillwater you might happen upon.

Call 303-733-1434 to book your spot!

Who is Landon Mayer?

Landon Mayer's angling success is fueled by an addiction to pursuing selective quality trout on the fly. Mayer enthusiastically teaches and demonstrates his techniques and on-river knowledge to fellow anglers and has developed innovative strategies for sighting, hooking, and landing selective trout. He shares these tips and secrets in his books 101 Trout Tips: A Guide's Secrets, Tactics and Techniques (new for 2015), Colorado's Best Fly Fishing, Sight Fishing for Trout (Second Edition), and The Hunt for Giant Trout: 25 Top Locations in the US to Catch a Trophy, in addition to a new instructional video Mastering the Short Game (www.mastertheshortgame.com).

Landon's passion for fly-fishing has allowed him to make several noteworthy contributions to the sport on and off the water. This has included travels to fly-fishing related organizations of the Mid-Atlantic, West, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Southern states, as well as teaching through guided trips, fly-fishing classes, presentations, and demonstrations of his unique techniques.

Mayer is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler magazines. His contributions also have been featured in publications such as Fly Fusion and American Angler magazines.

As an ambassador in the fly–fishing industry, Mayer represents several lines including Simms Fly Fishing apparel, and is a royalty fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He is also an advisory team member of Simms, Bauer Reels, R. L. Winston Rods, Scientific Angler, Smith Optics, Fish Pond, Yeti Coolers, Regal, Fly Craft, and Casio Pro Trek watches.

Mayer has been guiding in Colorado full time on the South Platte River for the last 21 years, and one full season on the Nak Nek River in AK.

Who is Phil Rowley?

Phil Rowley is a well-known stillwater icon and legend. Author, presenter, fly tier, and instructor, Phil has shared his wealth of knowledge with countless anglers and assisted them in their journeys to expand their angling world.

For the past 20 years, Phil Rowley has been fly-fishing stillwaters almost exclusively. His love of stillwater fly fishing has taken him all over British Columbia and Washington in the pursuit of trout and char. A former commercial fly tier, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. His contributions also include books and numerous feature articles on fly-fishing stillwaters and stillwater fly patterns. Phil’s book "Fly Patterns For Stillwaters" has become a best seller. Recently, Phil in conjunction with True North Entertainment released a DVD, Tying Fly Patterns for Stillwaters. This DVD features patterns from Phil’s book along with some new creations.

When he is not tying flies or on the water Phil travels western North America performing at outdoor shows, teaching a variety of seminars, speaking to fly clubs, and conducting weekend fly-fishing schools. In addition to Phil’s shows and seminars he has had the good fortune to appear on such T.V. shows as Sport Fishing B.C., The New Fly Fisher and Fishing with Shelly and Courtney. Phil’s website, www.flycraftangling.com is dedicated to fly-fishing and fly-tying education. Featuring tips, techniques, and streaming video this comprehensive site is constantly changing to meet the needs of its members.

Phil is a member of the Sage Professional family and has a number of other professional associations with a number of companies including 3M Scientific Anglers, SuperFly, Islander Reels, Mustad, HMH, Dr. Slick, Gudebrod, Scotty Products, and Action Optics. Phil is also a proud member of the Outcast Boats and Bare pro staff teams. In early 2004 Phil along with good friend Brian Chan released a signature line of fly tying materials christened Stillwater Solutions in partnership with Super Fly. For the past 13 years, Phil has been an active member of the Osprey Fly Fishers of B.C. and is a former director of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers.

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