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Beginning Fly Fishing

2020 DATES:

September 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 26th - FULL. Call to be put on wait list.
October 6th, 7th, 8th, & 10th - FULL. Call to be put on wait list.

Sign-Up:

Call the shop @: (801)-521-6424. In order to reserve a spot, you'll be required to pay in full at time of sign-up.

*If you have any questions about upcoming classes, please contact Nick @: (801)-512-5681 / nteynor@gmail.com*

Price: $230.00/person: Includes gear; waders, boots, rod, reel, and flies.

Does not include: transportation, or fishing license. 

We require payment in full to reserve and confirm space/s. Class size is limited to only 6 students.  Cancellations 14 days or less prior to the class will not receive a refund.  

Instructor:

Nick Teynor is a long time employee, FFI Certified Casting Instructor, and Small Streams Guide.

The class is held over three weekday evenings and a Saturday morning. The first three evening sessions will cover equipment, techniques, flies, knots and casting. Your final morning will be held on a local stream. There you will learn about reading water, fly presentation, and the food items trout key upon so you can select appropriate flies before putting your new found skills to the test. Our goal is to not only leave you with a great foundation but to help you enjoy the many great aspects of fishing with a fly where ever you may go or how much time you may have.

Class must be paid in full to hold your spot. We don't want to turn the world into fly-fishers, but for those who join us, we want to help you get the most out of your days on the water here in Utah, the west, and around the world.

 

Fly-Fishing 101 Class Itinerary


Class Schedule Day 1: The first evening session is held at Western Rivers Flyfisher at 6:30 PM. You will receive a packet that you can use as a reference during and after the class. We will take this time to make sure that everybody has paid for the class in full, and see who needs rental gear for Saturday’s session.
6:30-8:00 PM: "What is Fly-Fishing" Discussion, and Basic Gear Requirements/Knowledge.
8:00-8:30 PM: Talk about required accessory items, talk about the second class session. Wrap-Up/Q&A.

Class Schedule Day 2: We will meet at Western Rivers to have a simple, but detailed look at river entomology. We will go over essential flies, how to pick the most relevant fly based on the varying weather and river conditions and discuss the wonderful insects our fisheries depend on to survive. You will need to make sure to bring a pen and pad of paper for notes.
6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Essential Flies for Utah/The West and What They Look Like
7:00-7:30 PM: How Weather Affects Insects
7:30 PM-8:00 PM: “The Wonderful World of Aquatic Life”
8:00 PM-8:30 PM: Wrap-Up/ Q&A

Class Schedule Day 3: We will meet at Liberty Park or Sugarhouse at 6:30 PM. Much of this evening is dedicated to casting. The evening will start with the proper way to set up your rod. This simple act is important, and down the road may save you from inadvertently breaking your rod. Casting is the key to enjoyment and success in fly fishing. It is what separates fly-fishing from all other aspects of fishing. * Meet at the north side of the pond.

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Work on basic casts such as the roll cast and the pick-up/lay-down, and casting presentations. Basic knots and riggings will also be covered during the evening session.

 

Class Schedule Day 4 (Start Time is Subject to Change Based on the Season):
8:00 AM: Meet at the Parking Lot on the Middle Provo River. Make sure to get there earlier than 8:00 AM so that you can get your gear on, and be ready to go by 8:15 AM.

8:30-9:00 AM: We will be taking bug samples, discussing the basic life cycles of insects, and discussing where fish live in a stream, reading water and pointing out likely trout holding and feeding areas.

9:00-12:00 PM: This is the "hands-on" portion of the class. You will learn three basic techniques and have a chance to see where to best use these techniques. Eventually, you will be turned loose to begin your journey.

12:00-1:00 PM: This is wrap up time. We will get together and discuss any questions that you have, concerns, and then I will let you go. Feel free to stay and fish! If you have any rental gear, I would advise that you just take it back to the shop on Sunday if you want to use it for the remainder of the day, or let me know ahead of time and I will bring it back for you.

Items to bring with you for the river portion of the class. First and foremost, check the weather before heading out. This is something we at the shop are all religious about, whether it’s for a half-day, full day, or a long weekend. Suggestions for items to bring in general:

Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Rain Gear, a Light piece of insulation, Sun-Screen, Sack Lunch/Snacks, Water, and your own personal fishing gear if you have it.

Other items you may want to look into purchasing are:

Season Utah Fishing license
Leaders/Tippet
Nippers for cutting the line
Split Shot
Strike Indicators
Hemostat
Fly Floatant

Word of Advice: Have Fun!

Keep in mind that for many of you this will be your first foray into fly-fishing. You will make mistakes, it is part of the learning process. Come in expecting to be challenged, have fun, and laugh when you fail. It makes it much easier to succeed, and if that doesn't work for you, look around. The scenery is gorgeous, and you are in the middle of it.

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