The Trout School, Fly Fishing Lessons 2016

The Trout School, Fly Fishing Lessons 2016, basic knowledge for entry level anglers.

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Fly Fishing trout schools for entry level fly fishing

The Fly Fishing Shop’s goal is to provide the best fly fishing schools in the world. This Trout School provides the most basic instruction to get you started with a solid foundation for your fly fishing endeavor.
Whether you are a neophyte wanting to get into fly fishing, but not sure where to start, or an aspiring fly fisherman wanting to hone your skills, The Trout School will provide everything you need to know to embark on a lifetime of angling pursuits. Even better, our lessons are conducted in our dedicated training facility, located within our impressive retail store. Our professional teaching staff has vast experience fishing for trout over many years, and at many locations from giant glacial lakes, and big brawly rivers to tiny woodland ponds, and dainty mountain streams. Our location is set in the heart of the fabled Mount Hood Country with 40 fisheries available nearby, and we are just a short drive from the Pacific Coast and all of Central Oregon.

For the person who wants to become a well-rounded angler, we provide a community of great instructors, well thought-out class room material, and a great organization. The goal behind The Trout School Series is to leave you with a feeling of competence, confidence, and a passion for Fly Fishing. The Trout School is fast moving, and well organized. The principals governing casting and entomology will be covered in our dedicated class room facility. This is followed by plenty of stream-side instruction to cover the casting and reading-the-water techniques. Our class material is top notch, well thought out, well paced, and sufficiently broken down so that both the neophyte and someone more seasoned can appreciate while having fun in a positive and productive environment. Our dedicated instructors are attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, and most of all able to tailor to your specific casting needs. Learn all the basics of fly fishing that you can now grow on.
You'll cover it all at The Fly Fishing Shop Trout School:

  • Fly casting principals and techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish
 
Cost:
$180 pp first day, $300 pp both days
Deposits are payment in full (Class Room Limit of 4)
Cancellation policy: Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to a replacement student taking this school on the same date.

DAY ONE

Time

Activity & Description

9:00 am

Student registration at The Fly Fishing Shop Retail Store.

9:15

Introduction and discussion of class program.

9:30

Trout Behavior and their Underworld 101

10:00

Entomology 101

10:30

Flies, Hatches, and Presentation.

11:00

Knots, Gear Selection, and Rigging

12:00pm

Lunch (Catered to school)

12:20

(During lunch) Overview of Fly Casting: video on Roll Cast, Back Cast, Forward cast, False Casting, Shooting line.

12:40

Class room demonstration of Principals and Technique.

1:15

Stream-side Casting Class

4:30

Classroom presentation – Equipment and accessories.

5:00

End of first day.

DAY TWO:

Time

Activity & Description

8:30 am

Entomology 102, fly selection and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.

9:15

Fly Casting II- video on the single haul, double haul, reach mend, steeple cast, pile cast, ‘S’cast, and curve cast.

9:45

Class room demonstration of Principals and Technique.

10:45

Reading the water and fishing the fly- video on water dynamics and fly presentation

11:30 am

Lunch (Catered to school)

12:15

Stream-side Casting Class

2:45

River trip –Reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water.

4:00

Return to class for Q&A, wrap up session, and graduation certificates.

4:30

End of school.

One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, April 28, 2016 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, February 28-29, 2016
Item Description Price To Top Item Description Price To Top
TR1D-042816 One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, April 28, 2016
$180
TR2D-04282916 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, April 28-29, 2016
$300
One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, May 26, 2016 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, May 26-27, 2016
Item Description Price To Top Item Description Price To Top
TR1D-052616 One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, May26, 2016
$180
TR2D-05262716 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, May 26-27, 2016
$300
One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, June 23, 2016 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, June 23-24, 2016
Item Description Price To Top Item Description Price To Top
TR1D-062316 One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, June 23,2016
$180
TR2D-06232416 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, June 23-24, 2016
$300
One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, July 29, 2016 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, July 29-30, 2016
Item Description Price To Top Item Description Price To Top
TR1D-072916 One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, July 23, 2016
$180
TR2D-
0729-3016
Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, July 29-30, 2016
$300
One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, August 26, 2016 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, August 26-27, 2016
Item Description Price To Top Item Description Price To Top
TR1D-082616 One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, August 26, 2016
$180
TR2D-08262716 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, August 26-27, 2016
$300
One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, September 23, 2016 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, September 23-24, 2016
Item Description Price To Top Item Description Price To Top
TR1D-092316 One Day Trout Fly Fishing School, September 23, 2016
$180
TR2D-09232416 Two Day Trout Fly Fishing School, September 23-24,2016
$300
Q&A
Question: What is the best time of year to fish?
Answer - Late April through October is when the most reliable hatches come off, but any time through the season can be good. Fly fishing is year around.
Question: What should I bring to the class?
Answer – A hat and Eye wear protection, preferably polarized for fishing.
Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?
Answer - Refer to the school itinerary for the schedule.
Question: What is included in the price of the school?
Answer - Use of rental fly rods/reels, leaders, flies. Waders can be rented.
Question: Is lodging included?
Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.
Question: Are meals included?
Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.
Question: Where can I stay?
Answer – Check for nearby lodging of your choice. Excellent Lodging is available in our community: Mt. Hood Cabins, Resort At The Mountain
Question: How many people will be in the class?
Answer - The maximum is 4 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.
Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?
Answer - No.
Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?
Answer - See school itinerary on specific school page.
Question: Can you bring your own equipment?
Answer - Yes. Note that mandatory eye-wear protection is required for the Stream-side Casting Instruction.
Question: Is this class for intermediate anglers?
Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.
Question: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?
Answer - We recommend 12 years of age.
Question: What is the cancellation policy?
Answer - Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to a replacement student taking this school on the same date.
Question: What other recreation is available near the school?
Answer – Mt Hood area has all year skiing, many hiking and biking trail heads, and nearby Portland culinary experience. Fly fishing is year around.
Question: Will I be able to attend the same class as my son/wife/etc, even though I am an intermediate and they are a beginner?
Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.
Question: Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterwards?
Answer - Yes. See information on specific school page, school itinerary or inquire directly to your fly fishing school instructor. Guided Trips

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