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Progress in Fly Fishing

If you want to continue to progress in the adventure of fly fishing, our CORE SERIES of classes are for you. Our CORE SERIES includes:

  1. 301 Learn to Fish Cheesman Canyon
  2. 301 Streamer Fly Fishing
  3. 301 The Angler's Aquatic Entomology 2-part/day Classroom and Streamside
  4. 201 Introduction to Aquatic Entomology and Fly Selection class
  5. 301 In-Depth Nymph Class
  6. 301 Focus on Dry Fly Class
  7. 301 Stillwater Fly Fishing Lakeside Class

Fly fishing is a life-long pursuit. Izaak Walton, author of The Compleat Angler, first published in 1653, wote that "Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration." For centuries, wise men and women have found that at the confluence where water, clean air, good friends and trout meet, there is clarity of thought, which is not muddled by the noise of a busy life.

We want to help you progress in your adventure of fly fishing. Take advantage of the opportunities below to take the next step and discover a few more secrets to the art of fly fishing.

Nymph Fly Fishing Class

This class is an in-depth (pun intended) workshop on the dynamics of fishing the immature stages of aquatic insects. The focus is on proper line control techniques. Other subjects covered include equipment, basic entomology, leader systems, reading water, visualizing fish, stream etiquette, and how to properly play and release fish. The class consists of a streamside session.

Class minimum 3, maximum 6. Registration required.


Cost: $90
Streamside 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon in Elevenmile Canyon, Saturday
Dates: More to come!



Dry Fly Fishing Class

301 The focus of this class is on refining techniques and line management skills when fishing dry flies. Topics to be covered include leader systems, basic entomology, trout tropisms, slack line casting, dead drift techniques, mending, and dry fly fishing strategies. The class consists of a streamside session.

Class minimum 3 maximum 6. Registration required

Cost: $90
Streamside 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon in Elevenmile Canyon

Date: More to come!





201 Introduction to Aquatic Entomology and Fly selection 1 day.

A new lecture series on the basics of Aquatic Entomology. This class will have a special emphasizes on the fundamentals of aquatic entomology and its direct relationship to proper fly selection. Learn how to connect the dots between local hatches, lifecycles and choosing the most productive patterns while fly fishing. This is great class to take along with our Fly Tying series. The class is a terrific precursor to Robert’s Advanced Lecture and Streamside Entomology Class which will be starting up again in spring 2012.


Cost: $30
Location/Times: Classroom 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Angler's Covey
Date: 2015: January 10, more to come! 

Registration is required



301 Aquatic Entomology 2 day Classroom and Streamside Instruction.


Lecture Part 1: Wednesday night at Angler's Covey. Almost essential to mastering the sport of fly fishing for trout is a good working knowledge of aquatic insects. This class will help you understand the bug life in a stream as the key to catching more trout. This lecture focuses on the identification and life cycles of key aquatic trout foods found in Colorado's rivers and streams as well as in still water environments. The follow-up to the lecture is the entomology streamside class.


Streamside Part 2: The following SUNDAY at Camp Alexander in 11 Mile Canyon. In this class you learn streamside techniques for collecting, identifying, preserving, and curating aquatic insects which occur in both still and moving water environments. Although not required, we highly recommend that students take the Aquatic Entomology lecture before the streamside class. Students will need to supply their own seine (available at Angler's Covey).

Class minimum 4, maximum none. Registration required.


Cost:$115 ($90 Class fee + $25 for Lab Supplies)
Location/Times: Classroom 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Angler's Covey, Sunday
Streamside 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon in Elevenmile Canyon

Date: More dates coming soon!

Registration is required







 "We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries: 'Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did'; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling." - Izaak Walton

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