Classes

The South Platte Fly Shop offers an introduction to Fly Fishing program. Rather than teaching you in a classroom, we prefer to take you out on the water to learn the sport.

Classes take place on Spinney Mountain Ranch, the gold medal section of the South Platte River also known as the Dream Stream.

The cost of the class is $150.00 a person. This price covers all of your equipment needs (flies, terminal tackle, boots, waders, rod, reel, etc.).

A Colorado day fishing license is required and can be purchased at our shop for just $9.00.

The classes are 4 hours long with the first half learning basic fly fishing techniques including rigging, casting, reading water, trout habitat, and bug entomology. The second half of the day is spent fishing where we teach you how to fight, land, and properly release the fish.

We offer the classes seven days a week, both mornings and afternoons. We require 48 hours notice prior to booking.

The maximum number of anglers an instructor would have is limited to two persons per guide to ensure a high quality fishing experience. There is no minimum number of participants, however, the maximum number of students we would take on a single day is capped at six.

Please contact the shop at 719-686-8990 with any further questions or to sign up for the course.

We are an insured, licensed, and CPR/First-Aid certified outfitter in Colorado (License #2389)

The South Platte Fly Shop offers both beginner and intermediate fly tying classes year round. The classes are taught by several of our shop employees and guides, all with extensive fly tying experience. Our employees and guides fish these waters weekly, and will focus on patterns that are specific to the South Platte River.

The classes are conducted at our shop during normal business hours, seven days a week. To ensure quality instruction and an engaging atmosphere, each class is limited to 6 students. The classes will be conducted from 9am to 3pm, for a total of 5 hours of instruction broken down into two 2 1/2 hour sessions with a 30 minute lunch break.

The cost of each class is $75.00 per person which covers the cost of all equipment, tools, and fly tying materials. In addition, participants will receive coupons for discounts on fly tying related supplies purchased at our shop.

We aim to ensure that you will learn enough from each class to tie a number of different patterns that all can be used on our local waters.

Please call the shop at 719-686-8990 for more information or to make your reservation.

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