Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools

Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools for every skill level of student

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Entry Level Spey Casting  School Steelhead Fly Fishing 101 Save $25
DVD Deal Where To Stay  
FREE VIDEO TO WATCH: More Powerful Skagit Casts
Special Skagit Casting School Featuring: April Vokey - Feb. 6 & 7
SIMPLY THE BEST !!!
By Popular Demand, Entry Level Classes ARE Extended Through 2014 !!!
Take the schools again to re-enforce skills you learned last year,
or start from scratch!
Mark Bachmann - Owner, Head Guide/ Instructor.

We know that steelhead are often uncooperative and unpredictable. That is why they are such great sport fish. It takes skills to get them, and acquiring the skills takes dedication, and a well laid out plan."Many anglers stop half way to their goal because they weren't even able to lay out a comprehensive plan. Now you don't have to, because your plan has been designed by a team of anglers who have landed hundreds of steelhead with flies in the most traditional manner. No we're not talking about side-drifting with a slinky on the end of your fly line, nor are we talking about harassing spawners with glo bugs and split-shot. We are talking about swinging flies with a Spey rod for bright moving fish in the most respected fashion possible. There is probably no more experienced steelhead fly angler than Mark Bachmann. He is joined by the talent of Josh Linn, Travis Johnson and Hawkeye Hawkins. You have a formidable team to help you get to the finish line. Our plan is as simple as it is effective. First you learn to cast precisely. (You can only catch a fish when your fly is in the water and you can only catch fish that you can reach.) Then you learn how and where to find your prey. Then you learn to present the fly properly to the prey, covering vast amounts of water in the most efficient manner. The method is academic, show the fly to the largest number of fish in the shortest period of time in the most enticing manner. When you finish our curriculum, you won't have many doubts about how it works. Winter steelhead are available in fishable numbers by mid-November.


Special Skagit Casting School Featuring April Vokey - Feb. 6 & 7

April Vokey is one of the most sought after celebrity fly fishing instructor/guides in the busines today. That is why we have chosen her to lead a special fly fishing school for us in 2014. After spending a day on the Sandy wither last winter, while watching her razor sharp loops and command of the water, and how easily she tailed a steelhead, I thought, "Now this lady is the total package as a Spey angler!" We are proud to offer her instruction in our series of Spey Schools.

Here is what April says about steelhead and Spey fishing, "Skagit-casting is too often perceived by newcomers to the sport as being time-consuming and difficult to learn. I enjoy opening the hearts and eyes to aspiring Spey-casters and evolving students of the sport. From the first-time fly-fisher, to the seasoned angler looking to rid themselves of bad habits, all skill levels are welcome. Participation is necessary in these courses and classes are limited to no more than six students per instructor. Every student is different and we are always eager to adapt our lessons accordingly in order to ensure that each new fly-fisher leaves us confident and eager to hit the river solo. Our Skagit-casting workshop requires moving water and includes both a theory and a hands-on session. This course teaches the mechanics of why and how Skagit-casting operates, allowing students to develop their own style and work towards the common goal of being able to cast efficiently and with distance, regardless of what side of the river they are on. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment so as to become familiar with their set-up, however we will provide equipment upon request.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).
Meet at: The Fly Fishing Shop - Instructors: April Vokeyassisted by Travis Johnson.
Cost (8 hrs.): $250.
You will need the following equipment:  Waders, boots, rain coat, hat and polarized glasses. You may bring your own rod and reel if you want to. Properly balanced Spey Outfits will be provided.
(10) Students total each day.
First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class. 
SEE CLASS POLICY

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SPEY-CL-020614 Spey Casting Class Featuring April Vokey, February 6, 2014 $250
Non-Refundable

SPEY-CL-020714 Spey Casting Class Featuring April Vokey, February 7, 2014

$250
Non-Refundable


Fly Fishing: “SPEY” Casting, Entry Level

 Spey Schools Available Now !!!

Spey casting can be learned quite easily with the assistance of a professional instructor. This class starts with the most basic fundamentals so that you will have a foundation on which to build your "Spey Casting Skill Set". Our approach allows you to easily understand the scientific principles of how a rod and line work together to propel your fly to the target. br> Our crash course starts in a nice warm class room with donuts and coffee. Here rod and line theories are discussed in detail so that before you get to the water, you have an understanding of the principals you are going to use. Then you will ride to the river with your instructors. There your instructors will demonstrate the theories you have already explored. Then you will take a rod into your own hands and be able to practice what you have learned. You will be amazed at how easy it is. All the major Spey Casts will be explored. Both floating and sinking tip lines will be learned.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).
Meet at: The Fly Fishing Shop - Instructors: Travis Johnson and Mark Bachmann.
Spey Casting Classes are offered on Thursdays so that they can be taken consecutive with our One Day Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools, which are offered on Fridays.

Cost (8 hrs.): $150.
You will need the following equipment:  Waders, boots, rain coat, hat and polarized glasses. You may bring your own rod and reel if you want to. Properly balanced Spey Outfits will be provided.
(9) Students total.
First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class. 
SEE CLASS POLICY
Item Description Price To Top
SPEY-CL-011614 Spey Casting Class, January 16, 2014 $150

SPEY-CL-022014 Spey Casting Class, February 20, 2014 $150

SPEY-CL-032014 Spey Casting Class, March 20, 2014 $150

SPEY-CL-041714 Spey Casting Class, April 17, 2014 $150

Travis Johnson, Guide/Instructor at: The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, Oregon.

One-Day Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools
This is Steelhead Fly Fishing 101.
Take a pontoon boat ride down a Local River with: 

Mark Bachmann and Travis Johnson.
These classes are scheduled on Fridays so that they can be taken consecutively with our
Spey Casting Schools.

During a school, you have the benefits of watching an experienced guide show you how to fish the water that he has fished dozens of times. Steelhead fly fishing is very practical if you know how.  Being able to find fish and being able to present the fly properly are key factors.  Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. 
We will show you how. 

This school will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in one day.  Length of the class is 8-hours on the water.  All schools conducted on the Sandy River.  Big, safe, roomy pontoon boats will enable us to cover 12-miles of river during the class. Two students
per boat/instructor format. Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. Emphasis will be on giving you a foundation of skills to build on, with a high priority given to hooking fish during the class. We want to give you maximum advantage by having as many fish hooked during this class as possible.  Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where fish are being hooked and landed.  Emphasis will be on spey rod use and sinking-tip line fishing. Students should at least have moderate casting skills. This is a fishing class. Travis Johnson - Guide/Instructor, World Record Holder
If you need basic knowledge or a brush-up on Spey Casting skills, we suggest signing up for a Spey Casting School and be ready to use these skills to catch winter steelhead.
Catch winter steelhead with flies... What you need to bring:
Bring your own waders and rain gear.  Bring your own rod/reel set up if you want to.  
A variety of premium quality 2-hand rod/reel set-ups will be available for you to use at no extra charge. Flies are supplied.
A hot lunch will be served on the river.  
There will be a very short rest period after lunch.  
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:30am for half-hour orientation.  Coffee and donuts will be served.

Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets and proven methods that put fish on the beach. Get a lot of hands-on help so that you too can be productive.
Arrive back at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:00pm.

What our customers say.  
A report on a Steelhead School.

First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class. 
SEE CLASS POLICY

Catch winter steelhead with your Spey Rod...

Item Description Price To Top
EST-CLASS-011714 Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School January 17, 2014, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum $250

EST-CLASS-012414 Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School January 24, 2014, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 10-students maximum, Sponsored by G. Loomis $250

EST-CLASS-022114 Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School February 21, 2014, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum $250

EST-CLASS-032114 Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School March 21, 2014, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum $250

EST-CLASS-041814 Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School April 18, 2014, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum $250


Two Day Spey School  -  Save $25

Acquiring skills helps achieve success.
This school is for beginning and intermediate fly fishers, who want to acquire new winter steelhead fly fishing skills in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Spend the night between the two days in our community. We know the best places to stay, and we know the best places to eat. We will be glad to help make the arrangements. We will be glad to show you around our home turf on the way to and from schools. It could turn you on to your next fly fishing playground.
Save $25 by taking a Spey Casting Class followed immediately by a Winter Steelhead School.  Get twice as much for your money and save money while you are doing it. It will be a lot of fun.
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Item Description Price To Top
EST-CLASS-011617 Spey Casting Class, January 16- PLUS - Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School January 17, 2014 - TWO DAYS. $375

EST-CLASS-01232414 Spey Casting Class, January 23 - PLUS - Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School  January 24, 2014 - TWO DAYS $375

EST-CLASS-02202114 Spey Casting Class, February 20 - PLUS - Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School February 21, 2014 - TWO DAYS $375

EST-CLASS-03202114 Spey Casting Class, March 20 - PLUS - Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School March 21, 2014 - TWO DAYS. $375

EST-CLASS-04171814 Spey Casting Class, April 17 - PLUS - Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing School April 18, 2014 - TWO DAYS. $375


Rio's Modern Spey Casting, (3)-DVD Set, 4-hours
Cast of Characters: Simon Gawesworth, George Cook, Mike McCune, Scott O'Donnell, Dana Sturn, Ed Ward. 
The most comprehensive film on spey casting ever made.  This triple disc DVD from Rio stars the notable team of experts listed above. Not only learn from these masters the classic Single Spey, Double Spey, Switch cast and Roll cast, but also the modern spey casts such as the Snake roll, Circle Spey, Snap-T, Snap-Z, Wambat cast, Underhand cast, Spiral Spey, Spiral Double Spey, Jelly
Roll, Perry Poke and Skagit casting.  This film also teaches the viewer the most common faults to recognize and avoid and has superb bio-kinetic footage so you and study the hand, arm and body movement of each cast.  There is also great information on casting sinking lines, saltwater spey casting and trout fishing spey casts with single hand rods.br> Save $10 on these instructional DVDs when purchased with a Spey Casting Class or a Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class. Click this button when signing up for either class.
Item Description Price To Top
260695 Rio's Modern Spey Casting, 3-DVD set. Save $10 on these instructional DVDs when purchased with a Spey Casting Class or a Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class Reg. $49.95
With A Class $39.95


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We Carry A Gargantuan Selection Of Spey Rods

Pictured above is the west wall of our show room where 32 different models of Spey rods are on display.  There are many more models in the stock-room that won't fit on the wall.  Steelhead fishing is a passion at The Fly Fishing Shop. We are surrounded by steelhead and salmon rivers; huge rivers, big rivers, medium rivers and small rivers.  These rivers offer a diversity of  angling opportunities and  challenges.  That is why our selection of Spey rods is so large, so you can have just the right rod for every situation.  Other reasons are that we really like fishing with Spey rods.  We like experimenting with Spey rods and learning about Spey rods.  We like playing with Spey rods and talking to other Spey fishers about Spey rods. We might be called Spey obsessed. Spey rods are very cool. And we have cast every rod pictured here and caught fish on most.

Where Anglers Stay in Welches, Oregon
The Cabins at Creekside Where Anglers Stay in Welches, Oregon For your convenience, The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon can now integrate your lodging with your fly fishing school or guided trip fee when booking with us. The Cabins Creekside at Welches is the best place for fly fishers to stay within our community, and is a hard bargain to pass up. We have always wished there was a place for our customers to stay, where the special needs of traveling anglers could be met. Well it has happened! Long term friends, Bob and Margaret Thurman built their cabins with
special amenities like a secure room for storing gear and drying waders. These cabins offer much privacy and a beautiful tiny mountain stream coursing through their midst. And don't forget, we can make all of your arrangements for lodging when you book one of our guided trips or schools. Come to Welches. We're going to show you a good time!

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