Women's Fly Fishing Classes


Mission Statement:

Updated for 2022, Western Rivers Flyfisher Women’s programming encourages connection, provides mentorship and sparks curiosity for the cast-focused angler and thoughtful fly fisher women. 

We are excited to offer the following classes with additional details below on each:


Class offerings for 2022, click titles below for details:





Class Details for 2022:

Class: The Basics: A Fly fishing Introduction

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Class Size: 6 anglers per class

Dates: 2022

      • May 13th-14th
      • June 3rd-4th
      • August 5th-6th

Fee: $200.00

Location: Western Rivers Flyfisher and a local river 

Sign-Up:  (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop!

* We require payment in full to reserve your spot 

"The Basics: A Fly fishing Introduction" is a unique blend of instruction and hands-on learning, taught by Nicole at Western Rivers Flyfisher. This course covers the basics of gear, knots, fly selection and casting. We will meet in the classroom and then convene on the river for a morning session of river time and applied learning.  After this class you will have a new found independence, and ready for the next step in your fly fishing journey.

Women's specific gear is provided.

Instructor: Nicole 




Class: Women's Dryfly Clinic on the Logan Riverimg-6626.jpeg

Dates: TBD

Level: Intermediate

Fee: $350

Location: Meet in Logan, UT

Class Size: 3 anglers

Sign-Up:  (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop and ask for Nicole!


Western Women is offering a new and unique all-day clinic hosted by the Logan River on July 30th 2021. In a small group we will spend the day out onthe water enjoying what nature has to offer! We will learn about the entomology of this unique stream, learn about fly selection, practice casting, discuss river etiquette, practice landing fish and spend the day learning about dry-fly fishing and soft-hackle presentations. 

This course is for anyone that has taken the 101 class or self identified as an intermediate angler. 
Please contact Nicole with questions! 


Instructor: Nicole 




Class:  Small Group "On The Water Clinic"

Level: All levels welcome

Class Size: 2 anglers 

Dates: Custom

Fee: $275

Sign-Up: Call at (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop to book a Small Group clinic with Nicole!

* We require payment in full to reserve your spot

A half day, in-depth look at fly fishing is the next step in learning for women provided by Western Rivers Flyfisher. The curriculum is flexible and the class size small, allowing for individual attention and focused, applied learning. We will meet on the river and focus on reading water, problem solving, and thoughtful observation. We will look at the ecology of the river, and pick water depending on fish behavior and enjoy what lessons find us while out in nature.
Instructor: Nicole



Class:  Private Basic Casting Skillswrf-womens-5.jpg

Level: All levels welcome

Location: Liberty Park

Dates:  TBD

Fee: 45.00

Sign-Up: Call at (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop!

Western Rivers Flyfisher believes in the magic of the cast. To be able to fish dry flies to a rising fish on a beautiful river is the skill set we wish to impart to our students, mentees, and friends. The cast takes time to understand, and patience to develop, so please join us for skill development and casting instruction. We will work through the levels prescribed by the FFI Casting Challenge: Bronze, Silver and Gold! 

Instructor: Nicole 



Class: Entomology


Level: All levels welcome

Fee: $50.00Dates/Times: TBD

Location: Western Rivers Flyfisher

Class Size: 8 anglers

Sign-Up: Call at (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop!


* We require payment in full to reserve your spot

Join Nicole and Steve for an in-depth look at what is happening below the surface on our local streams! Entomology is a crucial part of fly selection and fly fishing, and a lot of fun to learn. By understanding

The nymphal and larval stage of some of our favorite hatches we can learn what fly patterns may be effective in fooling a fish or two. Picking the most likely fly, is a rewarding experience and helps build confidence and awareness of the river system and the habits of trout within those systems. We will spend an evening in the shop (or on Zoom) and then 3 hours on the river the following day for applied learning and on the river time. 

Instructors: Nicole Tomlin, Steve Schmidt




Class: In-Store Gear Clinicswrf-womens-7.jpg

Dates: Organized Monthly

Level: All levels welcome

Fee: Free

Location: Western Rivers Flyfisher 

Class Size: 5 Women

Sign-Up:  (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop!


Coming into the fly shop can be intimidating. So join Nicole and other women for a small group chat about fly fishing. We will cast rods, look at reels, try-on waders, and answer any questions you may have. The goal is to give you experiences with the gear, learn what questions to ask, and allow you to learn more about what gear options are out there.

Instructor: Nicole 



Class:  Fly Fish Tailgate-ktt4262.jpg

Level: All levels welcome 

Class Size: 6 anglers per "tailgate"

Dates: TBD

Fee: Free

Sign-Up:  (801)-521-6424 or stop by the shop!

Monthly "Fishouts" for women. Meet at the river for an evening session on the water. We will focus on observation, group learning, and independence-- a great next step for those interested in supportive exploration of the waters around Salt Lake City.
Instructor: Hosted by a member of the Western Women community




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