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UPCOMING CLASSES | Getting Started in Fly Fishing this November!

Ivan Orsic / Nov 5, 2020

Our IN-PERSON Introductory Fly Fishing Classes are back for the fall, winter, and spring. That's right! We have in-store openings for our Fly Fishing 101, Bugs For Beginners classes, Fly Tying 101 and Fly Tying 201 available NOW! In the interest of social distancing, we're limiting the in-store class size to 4 people. Additionally, if you don't feel comfortable coming into the shop, there will be four online slots available for each class.

We've made some additional changes to our introductory courses. Going forward both our Fly Fishing 101 and Bugs for Beginners classes will be 2 hours long. Giving you 2 hours of in-class time to truly immerse yourself in the sport of fly fishing. At Trouts, we believe that there is always room to grow and learn in the sport of fly fishing.

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.

Check out our EVENT CALENDAR for an up-to-date schedule of upcoming class offerings! Class size is very limited for these in-store classes to meet all COVID requirements. Don't delay! Sign up today!

CALL 303-733-1434 to BOOK YOUR SPOT!


Mark your calendars, there's always something going on around the store.

Fly Fishing 101

Trouts Fly Fishing 101 classes are the perfect class for beginners of any ages. 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 101 class is to provide people the opportunity to successfully wade into the sport of fly fishing. (COST: $50)

Fly Fishing 101 - November 10th, & November 24th, 2020

Bugs for Beginners

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)

Bugs for Beginners - November 17th, 2020

Umpqua Fly Tying 101

Trouts is excited to partner with Umpqua Feather Merchants to begin offering introductory classes geared towards the budding fly tier.

We'll be offering these classes throughout the fall, winter, and spring in-person with limited space to meet all COVID requirements.

Catching a trout on a fly you tied is without a doubt one of the 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! (COST: $50)

Fly Tying 101 - November 11th, 2020

Umpqua Fly Tying 201

If you've started your journey into fly tying and you feel comfortable with general terminology, tool identification and application, basic materials and their uses, then take your next step and join us for our Umpqua Fly Tying 201 Classes this fall, winter, and spring!

In 201 classes, you'll build on the foundation that we established in Umpqua Fly Tying 101 and spend the class learning versatile, box filling, fish-catching fly patterns that will expound upon your burgeoning fly tying knowledge base. Each Umpqua Fly Tying 201 class will take place over the course of two hours and gets you ready to start filling your boxes with your own created supply. (COST: $225)

Fly Tying 201 - November 18th, 2020

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