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Fly Fishing Classes

All Rocky Mountain Adventures fly-fishing instructors are skilled teachers. Our primary emphasis is on teaching you fly-fishing techniques that allow you to more thoroughly understand and enjoy the sport.

WOMEN'S ONLY BEGINNER ANGLER'S CLASS

This class is for women only, and is taught by Rocky Mountain Advnetures very own female fly fishing instructor. The focus of this six hour class is on how to catch fish! Using local water, our instructor will teach you the necessary basic skills. In addition, the class provides you the opportunity to repeatedly practice your cast.

We will teach you:

  • Presentation : Learn to mend line and present the fly to the fish
  • Knots: Learn the required knots for leaders, tippet and flies.
  • Reading Water: Learn where trout live, why they live there, and how to fish riffles, pocket water and meanders.
  • Nymphing: Learn techniques to increase your catch rates on any river you fish.
  • Dry Fly Techniques: How to effectively present dry flies to rising trout.
  • Safe Wading: Learn how safely wade to prime fly fishing positions.
  • Fly Selection/Entomology: Learn how to choose the best fly for the situation.
Meeting Times : 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM  
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store  
Cost : $115  
Season : March to Early November  
Casting Class Please call to schedule a class time that works for you!
  We always do our best to customize a time that works with your schedule
  However, space is limited so call ahead of time
  1-800-858-6808

Book Fort Collins Casting Class

 

SWITCH ROD CASTING CLASS

Rocky Mountain Adventures is now offering a Switch Rod Casting Class. Trout friendly switch rods are gaining in popularity with Colorado Anglers especially on such rivers as the Cache la Poudre and the Upper Colorado.  Switch rods can be fished with one or two hands. Switch rods are normally 11 to 10 ½ feet in length and can be found in weights all the way down to 3/4. Switch rods allow the angler to easily cast copious amounts of line or high stick that out of reach pocket during high water. The students in our switch rod class will learn the essential spey casts such as the snake roll, snap-t and the double spey. Our students will also learn how these multi-faceted angling tools can be used to pursue trout in our own backyard.  

Meeting Times : 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM  
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store  
Cost : $180  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Casting Class Please call to schedule a class time that works for you!
  We always do our best to customize a time that works with your schedule
  However, space is limited so call ahead of time
  1-800-858-6808

Book Fort Collins Casting Class

BEGINNER FLY CASTING CLASS

This class is where it all begins. Learn to cast properly and you have just increased the likelihood that you will consistently catch fish. During the class you will learn the straight-line cast, reach cast and roll cast. If time allows and your skills are coming along, we will teach you the basics of the double haul. We supply the equipment but, if you have a rod, bring it along as there is nothing nicer than learning to use your own equipment.

Meeting Times : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store  
Cost : $49  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Casting Class Please call to schedule a class time that works for you!
  We always do our best to customize a time that works with your schedule
  However, space is limited so call ahead of time
  1-800-858-6808

Book Fort Collins Casting Class

Meeting Times : 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM  
Meeting Location : Estes Park Library Parking Lot  
Cost : $49  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Casting Class Please call to schedule a class time that works for you!
  We always do our best to customize a time that works with your schedule
  However, space is limited so call ahead of time
  1-800-858-6808

Book Estes Park Casting Class


BEGINNER ANGLER'S CLASS

The focus of this six hour class is on how to catch fish. Using local waters, our instructors will teach you the necessary basic skills. In addition, the class provides you the opportunity to repeatedly practice your cast.

We will teach you :

  • Presentation : Learn to mend line and present the fly to the fish
  • Knots : Learn the required knots for leaders, tippet and fliers.
  • Reading Water : Learn where trout live, why they live there, and how to fish riffles, pocket water and meanders.
  • Nymphing : Learn techniques to increase your catch rates on any river you fish.
  • Dry Fly Techniques : How to effectively present dry flies to rising trout.

Meeting Times : 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM  
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store  
Cost : $115  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Angler Class Please call to schedule your class!
  1-800-858-6808

Book Fort Collins Angler Class

Meeting Times : 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM  
Meeting Location : Estes Park Library Parking Lot  
Cost : $115  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Angler Class Please call to schedule your class!
  1-800-858-6808

Book Estes Park Angler Class


BEGINNER NYMPH FISHING CLASS

This is an introductory four hour class focused exclusively on nymph fishing. Being able to nymph fish is essential for productive trout fishing. Trout feed primarily on sub-surface insects or nymphs. Learning the correct techniques will greatly increase your catch rate. You will learn the basics of nymph fishing with indicators, multiple flies, weights, proper gear, essential knots and entomology. Also, you will learn the high stick and the essential dead drift techniques along with how to recognize takes, properly set your hook and how to play and land fish. This class will emphasize how to read water and improve your wading skills. This class is very informative and fun so come prepared to spend lots of time on the water to learn and refine your skills.

Meeting Times : 1:00 PM to 5 PM  
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store  
Cost : $95  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Nymph Fishing Class Please call for scheduling and availability
  1-800-858-6808

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Meeting Times : 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  
Meeting Location : Estes Park Library Parking Lot  
Cost : $95  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Nymph Fishing Class Please call for scheduling and availability
  1-800-858-6808

Book Estes Park Nymph Class


TWO-DAY ANGLERS' FAST TRACK CLASS

If you want to speed your learning curve, take this class. You will find it to be action packed. During the first day, the emphasis is on learning many of the basics from the Beginner Fly Casting Class and Beginner Angler's Class. The second day is spent walk-wading on a productive trout bearing river where you get to practice your newly learned skills. Who knows, you might catch the Rocky Mountain Grand Slam.

Meeting Times : 8:00 AM  
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store  
Cost : $395  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Two Day Class Please call for scheduling and availability
  1-800-858-6808

Book Fort Collins Two Day Class

Meeting Times : 8:00 AM  
Meeting Location : Estes Park Library Parking Lot  
Cost : $395  
Season : March to Early November  

Class Schedule:

Two Day Class Please call for scheduling and availability
  1-800-858-6808

Book Estes Park Two Day Class


For fishing trips in Colorado, you will need to purchase a Colorado fishing license.

Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your fly fishing class. You can also book a class using our online booking agent. Click here for more information about multiple class discounts, what to bring, and making reservations.