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If you want to EXPLORE and ADVANCE in the adventure of fly fishing, consider taking one of the following classes:

  1. The Angler's Aquatic Entomology 2-part/day Classroom and Streamside
  2. Stllwater Fundamentals
  3. Stillwater Shoreside Class
  4. Winter Fly Fishing Techniques
  5. Learn to Fish Cheesman Canyon



Advanced 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 on the river. Locvation will be determined at time of class. 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:$125 ($100 Class fee + $25 for Lab Supplies)
Location/Times: Classroom 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Angler's Covey, Sunday
Streamside 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon in Elevenmile Canyon

Date: See Calendar for Upcoming Dates






This class will take you through all of the necessary techniques, tactics, and strategies to gain early season stillwater success. Topics covered will range from entomology, rigging, and gear to use. conducted at 
Location: Classroom at Angler's Covey

Date: See Calendar for Upcoming Dates




Learn the stillwater secrets from one of our best! These classes will take place at Spinney Mountain Reservoir (probably the South Bay area).

Class Objective: Learn the basics of how to fish for early season stillwater trout, including:


  • Safety on the lake
  • How to locate desirable areas to fish
  • How to rig up various systems (Line, leader, tippet, weight, strike indication, hopper/dropper, and streamer systems as appropriate to the lake conditions) for successful lake fishing
  • What flies to use
  • Lake casting techniques
  • Retrieval techniques
  • Catch and release techniques
  • Other little secrets that will make the experience more successful and enjoyable


Instructor: Kenny Romero

* This is NOT a beginners class. Must have own equipment and a basic knowledge of fly fishing


Location: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Time: Classroom 6:00am-12:00noon  
Date: See Calendar for Upcoming Dates




If you're curious about winter fly fishing, this is the class for you! 
The class will focus on the following: safety and warm weather gear, where to fish in the winter, winter food sources for fish, winter fly fishing equipment (tippet, leader, rod and reel selection, etc.), rig set ups (nymph, dry, streamers), and winter strategies and techniques. There will also be a question and answer session for any additional questions you may have about winter fly fishing.
Location: Classroom at Angler's Covey

Date: See Calendar for Upcoming Dates




This class teaches anglers the techniques and strategies of fishing Cheesman canyon. This section of the river can be a very technical but productive fishing. The instructor will go over all methods and unique In depth strategies such as straight line nymphing, Hopper-dropper technique, and dry fly. He will also go over sight fishing in the canyon as well as local entomology and fly selection, seasonal strategies, and entry/exit locations.

Location/Times: Classroom 6:00 a.m. at Angler's Covey for 30 minute classroom portion and equipment and gear check before heading to Cheesman Canyon

Prerequisite/Notes: This class requires anglers to have previous fly fishing experience and their own equipment. Not a beginners class. You will also be hiking into the canyon and should be in good physical condition

Class size: Min 3 Max 5

Date: See Calendar for Upcoming Dates






 "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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    When: Sep 05, 20 7:45 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing

  • Orvis 201 Streamside Events

    When: Sep 06, 20 9:00 AM Where: Deckers

    Orvis 201 Streamside

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EVERYDAY 9am-6pm