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Fly Fishing Lessons For Beginners in Denver – 2 Day Novice Classes

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$325/person for two full days of Professional Instruction.

Dates: Every Weekend April through November!

How To Sign Up: Once payment is received, you can choose any weekend class from April through November. The classes are consecutive and will build on each other from one day to the next.

About Our Fly Fishing Lessons For Beginners (Denver/Lone Tree Fly Shop):

Our two day Colorado fly fishing for beginners school is an enjoyable, novice friendly fly fishing experience. Schools are held every weekend from April through November and can be scheduled at your convenience or offered as a gift certificate. Our fly fishing school in Denver is a fantastic way to, get a jump start into fly fishing, correct bad casting habits, and/or brush up on your fishing skills. No previous fly fishing experience is required and we will provide core gear items if you do not have them (wader, boots, rods, reels etc).

Fly fishing for beginners classes - Denver Minturn Anglers fly shop

The course is instructed by professional guides and competition anglers that hold a genuine passion for teaching fly fishing. Having taught 1,000’s of people how to fly fish, we have developed a proven system of teaching that will allow you to leave the class with the skills and knowledge to go out on your own and have a successful day fly fishing.

Saturday Itinerary: Classroom, Knots and Rigging 8AM-12PM.

This class will provide for a full day of comprehensive slide shows and instruction covering everything to include…(This is an informal schedule, the exact times and order may vary)

  • 8-9:00: Understanding & Choosing Equipment
  • 9-10:00: Reading Water, Types of Rivers, Trout Habitat
  • 10-11:00: Fly Fishing Entomology: What do trout eat?
  • 11-11:30: Choosing Flies to Match hatches and conditions
  • 11:30-12:00: Essential knots and rigging Clinic

**You Will Need: rod and reel, waders (if you don’t have them we provide them at no charge), leader, tippet.

Sunday: On The River Instruction 8AM-1PM.

Sunday will be a full day on the South Platte River  (usually the Urban section that runs through Denver) and allows for us to actively observe and practice everything discussed in the classroom the previous day.

  • 8-9:00: Presenting your fly, drifts, and on the river troubleshooting
  • 9:00-10: Rigging up for the South Platte River and head to the river
  • 10-1: On the River Fishing Instruction to Include…
    • River etiquette
    • Mending
    • High Stick Nymphing
    • Fighting, landing and safely releasing fish
    • Putting it all together…
    • Where to start and why?
    • What fly and presentation?
    • Cast, mend, set, release, repeat as needed…..Grip and grin!


For those who do not have gear we will provide you with waders, boots, rods and reels for the class.

Call us at 720-851-4665 for more on our Denver Fly Fishing Schools. Spots are still available but going fast!

Minturn Anglers

Guided Fly Fishing Trips in Vail & Denver.


Phone: (970)827-9500

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