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"Quality" describes your equipment. It should also describe your education. That is why you will see only three students per guide in our on-water classes, only four students in our tying classes, and eight to ten attendees in our clinics. We keep our class size small to SUPER SIZE your experience!

We loan you equipment from fly fishing's top manufacturers to make your day on the water and time on the tying vise great.

Because of class size limitations we require a 50% deposit when booked. Deposits are fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the class date. Cancellations after that are non-refundable unless we can fill your space in the class.


Deschutes River •
Beginning Fly Fishing

Beginning Fly Fishing Class

This class, by far our most popular, takes you through the steps to become a more productive fly-fisher. You start with a two-hour, in-shop session on tackle, knots, rigging, and essentials needed to catch trout on Western streams like the Deschutes. The following Saturday or Sunday – your choice – you will meet your guides in Maupin on the banks of the Deschutes River to start your on-river class. During this eight hours you will learn where the fish live and dine in a stream. You’ll learn to effectively present a fly, take samples of insect life, select specific flies, use those flies, safely navigate the river, and play and land fish.

This class is held February through November. Call or e-mail us for the current schedule. Some equipment is available.

Cost: $175.00 / $90.00 deposit required at time of enrollment.

In-shop class On the Deschutes River
March 15th: In-Shop 6:30 PM March 19th 2017: On River
April 5th: In-Shop 6:30 PM April 9th 2017: On River
May 17th: In-Shop 6:30 PM May 21st 2017 On River
May 31st In-Shop 6:30 PM June 4th 2017 On River
June 7th In-Shop 6:30 PM June 11th 2017 On River
July 5th In-Shop 6:30 PM July 9th 2017 On River
August 2nd In-Shop 6:30 PM August 6th 2017 On River
September 13th In-Shop 6:30 PM September 17th 2017 On River
October 4th In-Shop 6:30 PM October 8th 2017 On River
November 1nd In-Shop 6:30 PM November 5th 2017 On River

Beginning Fly Fishing
For Winter Steelhead

Learn all the basics of Winter Steelheading right in our back yard. In this 8 hour float down the Sandy or Clackamas (depending on water conditions), you will learn how to read steelhead water, how to fish that water effectively, how to choose the right fly for the situation, what sink tips are important and when, and how to cast a two hander. Space is limited to three people per class so you get the most out of your day and plenty of one on one instruction. 
Some equipment is available.

Cost: $250.00 / $125.00 deposit required at time of enrollment.

In Shop: Nov. 22nd, 6:30 PM / On River: Nov. 26th 2017
In Shop Dec. 13th, 6:30 PM / On River: Dec. 17th 2017
In Shop: Jan. 17th, 6:30 PM / On River: Jan. 21st 2018
In Shop: Feb. 21st, 6:30 PM / On River: Feb. 25th 2018
In Shop: Mar. 21st, 6:30 PM / On River: Mar. 25th 2018


Fly Fishing Mt. Hood Lakes

The Mt. Hood lakes are close, full of fish, and often forgotten by fly fishers in the Portland area. Not only are they one of the best options in the heat of summer, they offer a stunning back drop to fish under while casting to bows.
This class includes an in-shop portion on a Wednesday evening, where you will learn all the knots, fly selections, basic techniques, and other general info, followed by a 6 hour on-lake portion where you will be in a float tube, learning how to catch trout in a still water environment. The class includes you rod/reel, waders/boots, and float tube rental for the day.
Cost: $145 per person with a $70 deposit due at time of enrollment

May 24th In-Shop 6:30 PM
May 28th 2017 On Water

May 31st In-Shop 6:30 PM
June 4th 2017 On Water

July 26th In-Shop 6:30 PM
July 30th 2017 On Water

August 9th In-Shop 6:30 PM
August 13th 2017 On Water

 


Intermediate Fly Tying

Take your tying to the next step. In this class we pick up where the beginning class left off with new techniques and materials. We will be spinning hair, working with foam, extended bodies and more!
Class is limited to 4 people

$75.00

Feb. April 12th, 19th, & 26th


Beginning Fly Tying

Class consists of three 2 hour sessions and covers the basics of fly tying. Students will tie six effective NW fly patterns. You will learn the tools, materials, and techniques of fly tying. All tools and materials are furnished. Class size is kept small. Reservations and deposit required.

Cost: $95.00
$50 deposit required at time of registration

 

6:30PM October 11th, 18th, & 25th 2017
6:30PM November 1st, 9th, & 15th 2017
6:30PM December 4th & 11th (Double Class On The 11th) 2017

Tying Intruders For Winter Steelhead

In this 3 part class, we will teach you all about the steps to tie beautiful Intruder type flies for this upcoming winter season. We will go over using both tubes and shanks, dubbing loops, winging, weighting, and using a composite loop. All the tools and materials are provided by us.
Class is $150 with a $75 deposit due at the time of sign up

6:30PM March 23rd, 30th, April 6th