Summer Class Schedule
Introduction to Fly Fishing | June 18 | $100
Introduction to Fly Fishing is designed to learn and improve upon the basics. It is our opinion this is a great place for beginners to start and is where even experienced anglers should spend some time. This one day class is designed to cover all of the topics to get you on the water and ready for a great trout season on the Truckee River and beyond.
The class schedule follows the following topics, gear/equipment, casting, knots and rigging, stream side approach and casting in moving water. This class will begin in the Reno Fly Shop or a local park and then finish with some time on the water.
Casting – We will cover the basics of casting a fly rod to show beginners and seasoned anglers the best way to get the most out of each cast. We will show you all of the casts we use on our area waters. We will cover overhead casts, roll casts, single and double hauls, etc.
Knots and Rigging– We will cover the knots needed to keep you fishing and the best ways to rig your rod for the different styles of fly fishing our area waters. We will show you how to tie knots like; the improved clinch, triple surgeons, blood knot and the perfection loop. Some of the rigging you will improve on is the dry/dropper, indo nymphing and high sticking.
Stream Side Approach – One of the most fun classes of the summer series. Stream side approach is where we begin to put it all together. We will put on our waders, head down to the river and discuss fish habitat, fish behavior, bug behavior and will sample what bugs are in the water that evening. We will also cover the best way to stalk fish in the river, safety in and around the river as well as some basics on etiquette when there are other river users out there with us.
These classes are taught by our staff and guides and we are available before and after the class to answer any questions or provide detailed information.
This class is limited to 4-6 students. If you have your own gear bring it. If not, we will provide everything.
The cost of the class is $100.
Please reserve your spot today this class fills up fast.
Advanced Nymphing and Dry Fly Fishing Class
June 18th | $150
The Advanced Nymphing and Dry Fly Fishing is designed to take your intermediate skills to the next level. The class, taught by Mike Curtis (head guide at the Reno Fly Shop), will show you how to fly fish with nymphs and dry flies. Mike will walk you through advanced techniques for using an indicator, high sticking with an indicator, dry/dropper and then fishing strictly with dry flies.
This one day class schedule, which will be about 4.5 hours) follows the following topics, leader setup, casting, streamside approaches from different directions (downstream, 45 degree and upstream) and fly line mending (distance, close, stack, etc.). This class will begin at a local park and then finish with some time on the water.
This class is limited to 4-6 students that have taken the Introduction to Fly Fishing class from us or have basic of knowledge of fly fishing independently.
If you have your own gear bring it. If not, we will provide everything.
The cost of the class is $150. Please reserve your spot today this class will fill up fast.