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Trouts Education Offerings // On Water Schools

Brandon Rodriguez / Mar 13, 2022

At Trouts, we understand that an angler's strong foundation will prepare you for whatever fly fishing can throw at you. That is why we take great pride in helping anglers of all levels. Young or old, male or female, complete novice or vastly experienced, we understand that there is always something new. We hang our hats on building personal relationships with every customer who walks through the door. By making these relationships, we better understand what, why, and how we can help further educate you as an angler. Whether you are just picking up a fly rod or preparing to chase an entirely new species, we have the experience that will help you succeed in the sport.

Our upcoming On Water Schools are a perfect example. From Learning how to chase carp effectively, understanding still water tactics, or the best approach to fishing dry flies here at Trouts, we have an effective and practical on-water school for whatever your needs may be. Read below our upcoming water schools list to find the best one for you!

CARP SCHOOL

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

$325.00 per person

WHERE:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

May 14, 2022

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Carp School dates.

STREAMER SCHOOL

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

$325.00 per person

WHERE:

Our Trouts Frisco location.

WHEN:

Apr 23, 2022

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Streamer School dates.

STILLWATER SCHOOL

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

$325.00 per person

WHERE:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

Apr 30, 2022

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Stillwater School dates.


SALTWATER PREP SCHOOL

One thing is for sure; you can’t catch what you can’t present your fly to. Anyone who has been on the bow of a skiff has undoubtedly either trout set or was simply ill-prepared to get the fly to its intended target. Trust us, we’ve all been there! To help ensure our customers are ready for their upcoming saltwater adventures, we started our salt-water prep school to provide our clients with the necessary skillset to make sure your presentation counts. During this class, we will cover loop formation, line speed, double-hall casting, and most importantly PRESENTATION! We will review best practices that help you and your guide work as a team. This school is offered exclusively out of our Denver, CO location.


COST

$325.00 per person

WHERE:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

Apr 2, 2022

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Saltwater Prep School dates.

PIKE SCHOOL

Pike can produce some of the most explosive and entertaining eats of any fish that calls Colorado home. Fly fishing for Pike is one of the most addicting pursuits in the sport. While they can be aggressive, Pike can also be difficult to catch. If you’ve been looking to chase the so-called ‘Water Wolf ’ here in the Centennial State, then make sure to make room in your schedule for our Trouts Pike Schools.

These classes begin with an in-store presentation Friday evening Including seasonality, fishing locations, fish behavior, appropriate gear, and flies. Saturday morning, class will resume at a designated location and cover presentation, and tactics on water. The remainder of the day will be spent targeting your quarry. This class will be offered out of our Denver location.


COST

$325.00 per person

WHERE
:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

Jun 11, 2022

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Pike School dates.

NYMPHING SCHOOL

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 the 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

$325.00 per person

WHERE:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

Mar 19, 2022

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Nymphing School dates.

DRY FLY SCHOOL

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

$325.00 per person

WHERE:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

No dates are available at this time.

Check out our Education Calendar for more upcoming Dry Fly School dates.


ONE-DAY BEGINNER SCHOOL

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 & gear, and walk away feeling confident in your ability to get out independently or with friends. A list of necessary items and equipment will be provided following registration for preparation for the class.

COST

$250 per person

WHO:

Our One-Day Beginner Schools are open to all ages. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


WHERE:

Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:

Check out our Education Calendar for the upcoming One-Day Beginner Schools

Two Day Beginner School

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 back-to-back days. By immersing themselves in fly fishing over the two days, participants can expect to leave this class as self-sufficient anglers that are ready to spend a day on the water independently or with friends. Classes are held out of our Frisco location. A list of items to bring with you to this school will be provided following registration.


COST

$595 per person

WHO:
Our Two-Day Beginner School classes are open to all ages. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

WHERE:
Our Trouts Denver location.

WHEN:
Check out our Education Calendar for the upcoming Two-Day Beginner Schools.

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