Summer Fly Fishing Classes at the Reno Fly Shop

The Introduction to Fly Fishing Class is designed to learn and improve upon the basics. This is a great place for beginners to start and where even experienced anglers should spend some time every year. This is a half day (3-4 hour) class 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.

JUNE 10, 17, 24 and July 1


The class schedule follows the following topics,

gear/equipment, casting,
knots and rigging
and stream side approach.

This class will begin in the Reno Fly Shop or a local park with stillwater or moving water available to finish the class out.

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. As time allows and the desires of the group 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 clinch, triple surgeons, blood knot and the perfection loop. Some of the rigging you will improve on is the dry/dropper, indo nymphing and European Style Nymphing.

Stream Side Approach – Stream side approach is where we begin to put it all together. We will put on our waders (if needed), 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. 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.

Call today to reserve your spot

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