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Fly Fishing Fun!
The sport of fly fishing for trout as it was inherited from early European migrants, forms the basis of all fly fishing sports in North America. Though tackle technology is constantly evolving and all parts of the world have contributed to sport of fly fishing, it is the literature of the British Isles that set the present game in motion. The concept of "matching the hatch" turned the sport into a scientific study of our natural world, and deeper understanding of our influences upon it. Most noted river stewards are also fly fishers. In the literature where fly fishing is first introduced to the English speaking peoples (1496), the writer, a nun compares fly fishing as a way to keep company with angels. Fly fishing for trout is a sport that is stress relieving, yet educationally stimulating, healthy and moderately inexpensive. The schools listed below offer a traditional, yet up to date approach to fly fishing for trout starting at the most basic level, and finally taking you to collage where you will learn from the masters. These schools are fun and extremely educational. We use the Deschutes River as our main class room. Fly fishing for trout on the Deschutes River is a wondrous adventure to be remembered, and cherished for a lifetime.
Your instructors are: Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Travis Johnson & Marcy Stone.
Entry Level Fly Casting  
Entry Level Trout Fishing Entry Level Rod/Reel/Line Combo
Entry Level Trout , Crash Course Entry Level Wader Package
Entry Level Fly Fishing For Women Entry Level Tool & Fly Kit
Advanced Fly Casting Rental Wading Gear Is Available
Because of its unique location, The Fly Fishing Shop is able to offer high quality fly fishing schools. Our shop boasts the most complete indoor fly fishing classroom on the west coast of North America. Our instructors are second to none in their dedication and understanding of the sport of fly fishing. The schools offered on this page are designed to teach students how to fly fish for trout at the most basic level. Topics covered will be: equipment selection, fly casting, knot tying, hatch identification, fly selection, reading the water, stalking fish, fly presentation, and how to land fish. Fishing schools will be conducted where there are abundant populations of native, wild trout.
The Entry Level Fly Casting School is designed to fit perfectly with our Entry Level Trout Fishing School, so that both schools can be accomplished during the same day. Sign up for the Crash Course and Save $50. Both schools taken during the same day teach "how" and "why" things work the way they do, so that they will more easily be remembered. This continually reinforces the new skills as they are being acquired. After taking the Crash Course, you will certainly want to take the Advance Casting School to become a better trout fisher and be able to expand your horizons to other fisheries as well.
Rod/Reel/ Line Combos as well as leader, tippet and flies are provided by your instructor.
Waders may be rented.
If you wish to be more independent, check our the Entry Level Equipment Offers.

Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting

8:00am - 11:30am
Ratio: One Instructor/Guide per 2- 4 students

This school is designed to give you a basic understanding of fly casting for smaller species of fish such as, trout and pan fish. It starts in an indoor class room with subjects that will enable you to choose your own tackle in an educated manner, then rig it for successful fly fishing adventures.
This program discloses how the rod, reel, line and leader act as a complimentary unit to propel your fly to the selected target. You will learn how to assemble your own gear so that it is balanced and functional. Then you will move out of doors, where you will learn how to cast, so that you can be a successful angler. This class is designed so that you will get a lot of "hands-on" support with a ratio of 2-4 students per instructor.
The Entry Level Fly Casting School is designed to fit perfectly with our Entry Level Trout Fishing School, so that both schools can be accomplished during the same day. Sign up for the Crash Course and Save $50. Both schools taken during the same day teach "how" and "why" things work the way they do, so that they will more easily be remembered. This continually reinforces the new skills as they are being acquired.
There will be a leisurely car ride between the two schools. Lunch will be served during your ride. During lunch, you will enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you cross the Cascade Mountains from the rain-forest to the desert. In a little over and hour you will arrive at the Deschutes River. Here you will ride down the river in a drift boat. Your Instructor/Guide will stop the boat periodically, and you will continue your trout fishing education. These casting and fishing schools taken in this sequence are the perfect preparation for even more advanced schools and guided fishing trips. School bookings are online only. Space is limited. What to bring. General Class Policy.
Item Description Price To Top
SCCA052512 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, May 25, 2012 $125
per person
SCCA061512 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, June 15, 2012 $125
per person
SCCA062912 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, June 29, 2012 $125
per person
SCCA071312 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, July 13, 2012 $125
per person
SCCA072712 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, July 27, 2012 $125
per person
SCCA081013 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, August 10, 2012 $125
per person
SCCA082412 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Fly Casting, August 24, 2012 $125
per person

Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing

Noon - Dark
Ratio: One Instructor/Guide per 2-3 students

A wise man once said, "You can more easily figure out "how" if you can figure out "why". During the Entry Level Trout Fishing School we will unlock the secrets of not only how to catch trout with flies, but also why the methods work the way they do.
In order to catch a trout with a fly, several things have to happen in a certain sequential order. First you have to locate a fish. Then you have to approach the fish in a stealthy manner. Then you have to present your fly in a manner that will convince the fish to eat it. After the fish eats the fly you have to figure out how to land it. It helps if before you throw the winning cast that you have figured out what the fish is likely to eat, and mapped out a plan of action for landing the fish, before the fish is actually hooked.
Your Instructor/Guide is an expert trout hunter. He/she will explain where trout live and why they live there. Then you will collect examples of what trout foods are active during your time on the water. Your Instructor/Guide will demonstrate how to get into position to make the perfect presentations that will enable you to catch trout with both floating and sunk flies. All the while you are attending class, you will be learning the art of observation, so you can enjoy the process of fly fishing even more. If you are attentive and diligent during this class you will catch fish.
Class bookings are online only. Space is limited.
What to bring. General Class Policy.
Item Description Price To Top
SCTR052512 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, May 25, 2012 $275
per person
SCTR061512 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, June 15, 2012 $275
per person
SCTR062912 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, June 29, 2012 $275
per person
SCTR071312 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, July 13, 2012 $275
per person
SCTR072712 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, July 27, 2012 $275
per person
SCTR081012 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, August 10, 2012 $275
per person
SCTR082412 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing, August 24, 2012 $275
per person

Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout - Crash Course

8:00am - Dark
Ratio: One Instructor/Guide per 2- 4 students - Save $50

Combine an Entry Level Fly Casting School with an Entry Level Trout Fly Fishing School and have a decided advantage over class-mates who didn't get the extra training in basic casting skills. This School is designed to take you from Zero to Trout Fishing in one day.
These schools will give you a basic understanding of fly fishing for trout. Classes start in an indoor class room with subjects that will enable you to choose your own tackle in an educated manner, then rig it for a successful fly fishing adventure.
This program discloses how the rod, reel, line and leader act as a complimentary unit to propel your fly to the selected target. You will learn how to assemble your own gear so that it is balanced and functional. Then you will move out of doors, where you will learn how to cast, so that you can be a successful angler. This class is designed so that you will get a lot of "hands-on" support with a ratio of 2-4 students per instructor.
The Entry Level Fly Casting School is designed to fit perfectly with our Entry Level Trout Fishing School, so that both schools can be accomplished during the same day. Both schools taken during the same day teach "how" and "why" things work the way they do, so that they will more easily be remembered. This continually reinforces the new skills as they are being acquired.
There will be a leisurely car ride between the two schools. During this lunch, you will enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you cross the Cascade Mountains from the rain-forest to the desert. In a little over and hour you will arrive at the Deschutes River. Here you will ride down the river in a drift boat. Your Instructor/Guide will stop the boat periodically, and you will continue your trout fishing education. These two schools taken in this sequence are the perfect preparation for even more advanced schools and guided fishing trips. Class bookings are online only. Space is limited.
What to bring. General Class Policy.
Item Description Price To Top
SCCC052512 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, May 25, 2012 $350
per person
SCCC061512 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, June 15, 2012 $350
per person
SCCC062912 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, June 29, 2012 $350
per person
SCCC071312 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, July 13, 2012 $350
per person
SCCC072712 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, July 27, 2012 $350
per person
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SCCC081012 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, August 10, 2012 $350
per person
SCCC082412 Fly Fishing School, Entry Level Trout Fishing - Crash Course, August 24, 2012 $350
per person

Marcy Stone   Photo: Josh Linn
For 2012 Women’s classes taught by a women.  Come spend a day leaning the all the essential basics of fly fishing.  This class will focus on starting at square one and taking the angler through, knot tying, flies, basic entomology,  learning the tackle,  casting, and fishing presentation and methods.  The full focus being placed on making each student an independent angler by the end of the day.
The class  will be taught by our own Marcy Stone.  Local guide, tier, and Fly Fishing Shop employee.  With Marcy’s high energy yet quiet confident style of teaching this class is the perfect class for women looking to get into the sport, or would be a great option for a couples looking to get their spouse into the sport of fly fishing.
We will offer 1 class a month.  With a class size of only 3 the amount of 1 on 1 time is maximized.  All gear will be supplied by The Fly Fishing Shop, for those who need it or even some of it. We will also be providing drinks and lunch for the full day learning experience.  A great package for $175.00.  Class bookings are online only. Space is limited. Fees are non-refundable.
Rods, reels, etc. are supplied. Wading gear is not supplied. Rental waders are available.
Item Description Price To Top
WEL-SCH0512 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, Saturday May 12 Per Student
$175
WEL-SCH0602 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, Saturday June 2 Class Full Sorry
WEL-SCH0714 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, Saturday July 14 Per Student
$175
WEL-SCH0811 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, Saturday August 11 Per Student
$175

Fly Fishing School, Advanced Fly Casting

8:00am - 11:30am
Ratio: One Instructor/Guide per 2- 4 students

The Advanced Fly Casting School will teach skills you will need to take your casting to a higher level so you can reach more fish. Concentration will be on loop control and increasing line speed and accuracy. Both over-head and roll-casting will be taught with both single and double hauls. This is a perfect school to join before going on a steelhead, salmon or saltwater trip. Bring your own equipment or use ours at no extra charge.
Class bookings are online only. Space is limited.
What to bring. General Class Policy.
Item Description Price To Top
SCAC062212 Fly Fishing School, Advanced Fly Casting, June 22, 2012 $125
per person
SCAC072012 Fly Fishing School, Advanced Fly Casting, July 20, 2012 $125
per person
SCAC081712 Fly Fishing School, Advanced Fly Casting, August 17, 2012 $125
per person

Sage Vantage Entry Level Outfit
These outfits are complete with a Sage Vantage rod, Sage 1600 Series reel, Rio fly line, backing, a leader and a zippered rod/reel case. Just add a fly and some water.
590-4 Outfit Length: 9' Line: 5 Pieces: 4

The perfect all around trout outfit. Also great for small bass and panfish.

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
590-4 Outfit VAN 5 Medium-Fast $395


Entry Level Wader & Boots Combo
Redington Palix River Waders with Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles make a very dependable and comfortable wading system for a realistic price. Save $20 on the combo when you take one of our Fly Fishing Schools. Buy the School, then your waders/boot combo and click the SAVE-20 Button. We'll do the rest.

SAVE-20 Redington Palix River Waders with Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles, purchased in combination with a fly fishing school from flyFishUSA.com
$239.95
per combo
Redington Palix River Entry Level Waders Buy NOW!

A cut above in Redington waders. A feature rich, dependable and durable ally on the water.


FEATURES:

*100% nylon, 3-layer DWR coated wader fabric reinforced 6-layer lower leg

*Opposing buckles for easy conversion to waist high

*High density neoprene bootie

*Chest pocket with drain holes

*Flip-out pocket with YKK zipper

*Belt loops with wading belt included

*Integrated gravel-guards

*Double layer-knee

*Fleece lined hand-warmer pocket

We actually field tested these waders during the summer of 2010. They gave outstanding service, far beyond what the low price would indicate.

Mark Bachmann on the Deschutes river testing the new Redington Palix River Waders...
Item Description Size Price To Top
5-WD00735501 Redington Palix River Waders Small $149.95
5-WD00735502 Redington Palix River Waders Medium $149.95
5-WD00735503 Redington Palix River Waders Medium-Long $149.95
5-WD00735504 Redington Palix River Waders Medium-King $149.95
5-WD00735505 Redington Palix River Waders Large $149.95
5-WD00735506 Redington Palix River Waders Large_Long $149.95
5-WD00735507 Redington Palix River Waders X-Large $149.95
5-WD00735508 Redington Palix River Waders XX-Large $149.95
Korkers Redside Boot
Stay comfortable on the river all day in this versatile, high-performance wading boot. OmniTrax® 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System adapts your traction for each river system. Quick Cinch™ lace system for a quick and secure customized fit. Waterproof materials reduce water absorption, thereby reducing overall weight, and dries faster helping to prevent the spread of invasive species. Cemented parts and strategic seam locations provide a more durable boot. Integrated midsole drainage ports allow water to drain quickly keeping boots lighter. True Fit™ sizing. 2 lbs. 9 oz.


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Item/FONT> Description Size Price To Top
FB3310-08 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 8 $109.95
FB3310-09 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 9 $109.95
FB3310-10 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 10 $109.95
FB3310-11 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 11 $109.95
FB3310-12 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 12 $109.95
FB3310-13 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 13 $109.95
FB3310-14 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 14 $109.95
FB3310-15 Korkers Redside Boot, with Kling-On and Felt Soles 15 $109.95

Entry Level Tool & Fly Kit For Students
This kit contains all that you will need for a day's fishing to go along with your fly rod/reel/line and wading gear. This kit comes with: Tie-Fast Combo Tool , 3-pk Rio Trout Leaders, 3-Spools Of Rio Tippet, Dave's Bug Float and One Dozen Trout Flies In A Box. Flies will be picked by your Instructor/Guide to match the hatches you are likely to encounter while taking your Entry Level Trout Fishing School.
Item Description Price To Top
TROUT-KIT Entry Level Tool & Fly Kit For Students $75.95

Summer Steelhead & Chinooks for your pleasure.
Just because everyone else is getting ready to go trout fishing doesn't mean Spey Fishing is over until fall. There are plentiful spring and summer runs of Steelhead and Chinooks from Alaska to Welches that are just beginning. April, May, June and July are big months for anadromous fish if you know where to go, and even more importantly if you know who to go with. If you want to see some clear belly fins, come to us. You don't have to go as far as B.C. to watch your steelhead jump ten times. Don't wait, they are here now.  More info...

General Class Policy and Refund Policy We take our schools seriously. They are the best of their kind you can attend. In order to coordinate students, equipment and instructors with a minimum of problems, we stick to an exacting schedule and curriculum. In order to maintain an atmosphere where teaching and learning can be done efficiently, disruption has to be kept to a minimum. In group classes no alteration in starting time or place will be made for any individual. Show up on-time, organized and ready to be part of a team effort. Scheduling a class involves scheduling instructors time and in some cases scheduling support people. Once your deposit is received those people are reserved for you. When we accept your deposit we have formed a contract to serve you. You have signed a contract to attend.
Classes not booked with the minimum number of students to hold a class, or water/weather conditions are not conducive to success - students will be notified, and the class may be subject to change - and may be rescheduled to a different day or refunded.
Students who don't show up for a class will not be rescheduled without a new fee.

What you should bring for outdoor classes.

1. Rain Coat (earth-tones for fishing schools).

2. Polarized glasses.

3. You should bring waders for all fishing schools (waders are not provided, but may be rented).

A rod, reel & flies will be provided at no extra charge (or you may bring your own).


The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

1(800) 266-3971

P.O. Box 368 - 67296 East Hwy 26
Welches, Oregon 97067, USA
Voice: (503) 622-4607 or 1(800) 266-3971 FAX: (503) 622-5490
flyfish@flyfishusa.com

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We have been in business since April 21, 1981.

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