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Vail Valley Anglers

Half Day Fly Fishing School

If you are interested in learning about fly fishing but have a limited amount of time to work with, we have the perfect solution to get you started. Our Half-Day Fly Fishing School is a step up from our 2-hour Introduction class since you will get some fishing time on the water practicing the techniques you have just learned. Start the morning with a couple of hours of instruction in our classroom and then head out to the Eagle River – just steps away from our shop in Edwards, Colorado. We provide all of the necessary equipment for this class, meaning complete beginners are always welcome! If you have your own gear, bring it and let our professional guides help you dial it in.

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What's Included

Provided:

  • Rod & Reel*
    We’ll set you up with a high-quality rod and reel that matches your experience level and the class at hand.
  • Flies
    Guides will chose the most current patterns daily from our shop’s selection of top quality flies.
  • Terminal Tackle*
    All terminal tackle including tippet, split shot, leaders, and strike indicators is included in the price of the class. Use of terminal tackle will be determined by your instructor.
  • Wading Gear*
    Our premium waders and wading boots from Simms will keep you dry (and help you stay upright) throughout the fishing portion of the class.
  • Course Materials
    We’ll make sure you have the course materials you need to follow along during class and study in your free time afterwards.
  • Knot Tying Kit
    You’ll hone your knot tying skills with a customized kit selected by your professional fly fishing instructor.

*You’re always welcome to bring your own gear if you’d prefer, however we can’t knock anything off the price for doing so.

Not Provided:

  • Colorado Fishing License
    Fishing licenses are required for all class participants over the age of 16. If you want to save time you can purchase them online before you arrive, or you can wait and do it at the shop.
  • Food
    Since this is only a four-hour class, we don’t have time to break for lunch. We do have a French Bakery right next door where you can stock up on snacks before you head to the river! (A cooler stocked with beverages is provided).