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Trouts Journal

Summer is HERE | Upcoming Fly Fishing Classes

Ivan Orsic / Jun 28, 2021

Rivers are rounding into shape. Bugs are hatching. Fish are happy. Frankly, there's no better time to jump headfirst into the world of fly fishing. 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, Dry Fly 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 | July 6th & July 20th | 6 to 8 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 | June 29th, July 13th & July 27th | 6 to 8 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 | July 8th & July 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 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)

One-Day Beginner School | July 10th & July 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 | July 31st - August 1st

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 | July 17th | 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)

Carp School | July 17th

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!


(COST: $325)

Dry Fly School | July 24th

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)

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