These Fly Fishing Schools and Classes are sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop for your fun, enjoyment and continuing education.

Learn the ancient art of fly fishing from experts who love to teach. We have the Guides and Instructor Teams that every other shop wish they had.


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Dry fly fishing for trout can be awesome in the Deschutes River in Oregon Where The Fly Fishing Shop conducts its Dry Fly Fishing Schools.
Price: $300.00
Availability: In Stock
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Dry Fly Fishing Learn the art of dry fly fishing for trout. A dry fly is a fly the floats on the surface of the water. Dry flies are used for trout in both lakes and streams. This school will be taught on the Deschutes River, arguably the Pacific Northwest's best trout stream. Here native Redband (rainbow) trout are picky and well educated: worthy of the best fly fishing skills. It is the perfect classroom. Your instructor is Mark Bachmann, a veteran Deschutes River fly fishing guide with 60+...

Nymph fishing for trout is very popular on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Price: $300.00
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How to fish for trout with nymphs Learn the art of nymph fishing for trout. A nymph is an aquatic invertebrate (usually insect) that lives in the stream bed or lake bed. In rivers, many juvenile insects go through behavioral or castastrophic drift cycles nearly every day, and are thus exposed to feeding trout. This school will be taught on the Deschutes River, arguably the Pacific Northwest's best trout stream. Here native Redband (rainbow) trout are picky and well educated: worthy of the best...

Sandy River Spey Clave  Casting Class Sandy River Spey Clave  Casting Class
Price: $10.00
Availability: One Per Customer Email
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Friday, May 12, 2017The casting class will start at 1:30 p.m.To help defray expenses, this year there will be a $10 fee for this instruction, which will last for 4-hours, on the water. Rod/reel combos will be provided. Some waders will also be provided, but we strongly recommend that you bring your own. Sign-up will begin: March 1. This class will be limited to the first 100 students that sign up, once they are gone the add to cart button will disappear.This is a non-refundable fee. You may...

Learn Spey Casting for salmon and steelhead from experts. This picture is of Mark Bachmann teaching Spey Casting on the Sandy River in Oregon.
Price: $175.00
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Spey Casting SchoolsSpey casting can be learned quite easily with the assistance of a professional instructor. This class starts with the most basic fundamentals so that you will have a foundation on which to build your "Spey Casting Skill Set". Our approach allows you to easily understand the scientific principles of how a rod and line work together to propel your fly to the target. Our crash course starts in a nice warm class room with donuts and coffee. Here rod and line theories are...

Mark Bachmann is considered one of the worlds experts at teaching methods for fishing trout with Spey rods. He is pictured here on the Deschutes River in Oregon.
Price: $300.00
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How to catch trout while Spey fishing When trout get large enough to do so, they will often eat other fish. A Spey rod is a very efficient tool for fishing larger flies that imitate baitfish and other larger trout prey such as crayfish imitations. The sport of "Trout Spey" is becoming very popular across North America. Learn the art of Spey fishing for trout. A small lightweight Skagit outfit gives each angler tremendous advantage for presenting flies that imitate baitfish and crayfish...

Learn how to catch steelhead while floating the Sandy River from the professional instructors at The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon.
Price: $275.00
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One Day Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing SchoolsThis is Steelhead Fly Fishing 101Take a pontoon boat ride down a local river with Mark Bachmann & Hawkeye Hawkins.These classes are schedued on Fridays so that they can be taken conseutively with our Spey Casting SchoolsSteelhead fly fishing is very practical if you know how. Being able to find fish and being able to present the fly properly are key factors. Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. We will show you how. This school...

The best two-day spring/summer Steelhead Spey Schools for your continuing education. Picture is of Al Lind holding a massive Sandy River Winter Steelhead.
Price: $425.00
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Acquiring skills helps achieve success.This school is for beginning and intermediate fly fishers who want to acquire new winter steelhead fly fishing skills in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Spend the night between the two days in our community. We know the best places to stay and eat. We will be glad to help make the arrangements and show you around our home turf on the way to and from schools. It could turn you on to your next fly fishing playground.Save $25 by taking a...

One Day Trout Fly Fishing School One Day Trout Fly Fishing School
Price: $180.00
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The Fly Fishing Shop’s goal is to provide the best fly fishing schools in the world. The Trout School provides the most basic instruction to get you started with a solid foundation for your fly fishing endeavor. Whether you are a neophyte wanting to get into fly fishing, but not sure where to start, or an aspiring fly fisherman wanting to hone your skills, The Trout School will provide everything you need to know to embark on a lifetime of angling pursuits. Even better, our lessons are...

Two day fly fishing trout school; learn to catch trout on a fly. This is a picture of a young woman holding a trout.
Price: $300.00
Availability: In Stock
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The Fly Fishing Shop’s goal is to provide the best fly fishing schools in the world. The Trout School provides the most basic instruction to get you started with a solid foundation for your fly fishing endeavor. Whether you are a neophyte wanting to get into fly fishing, but not sure where to start, or an aspiring fly fisherman wanting to hone your skills, The Trout School will provide everything you need to know to embark on a lifetime of angling pursuits. Even better, our lessons are...

Steelhead Class Instructors & Guides: An instructor is the person who teaches a school to prepare you for a certain task. A guide is a person who takes you to a certain place. Our guides are also instructors. However, any guided fly fishing trip will be more productive if you have already acquired the skills to deliver the fly to the fish. Attending a series of steelhead fly fishing schools before going on a guided trip can pay real dividends.


LEARNING TO CAST and PRESENT YOUR FLY:

Learning to cast well is the most essential part of learning to catch fish. We use both single-hand and two-hand fly rods for both trout and steelhead. Single hand rods are used for trout and most other fishes, including steelhead and salmon when fishing lakes and smaller rivers. Single hand rods are also used for warm-water and saltwater fishing. The two-hand fly rod, has become the most popular instrument for presenting flies to steelhead and salmon. This is especially true when larger rivers are being fished. Spey rods (two-hand rod) allow any angler to cover more water, more efficiently. A Spey rod enables an angler to present his or her flies at longer ranges, even where there is little room for a back-cast . This is because the back cast is not aerolized. Rather a change-of-direction roll cast is performed. This is called a Spey cast. There are many types of spey casts. Some are hundreds of years old. Others have recently evolved. You can learn all of them from us when you take our Spey Casting, and/or Entry Level Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools. We offer the best instruction in a comprehensive, yet affordable package.


General Class Policy and Refund Policy

We take our schools seriously. They are the best of their kind you can attend. In order to coordinate students, equipment and instructors with a minimum of problems, we stick to an exacting schedule and curriculum. In order to maintain an atmosphere where teaching and learning can be done efficiently, disruption has to be kept to a minimum. In group classes, no alteration in starting time or place will be made for any individual. Show up on-time, organized and ready to be part of a team effort. Scheduling a class involves scheduling instructors time and in some cases scheduling support people. Once your deposit is received those people are reserved for you. When we accept your deposit we have formed a contract to serve you. You have signed a contract to attend.

If a class is not booked with the minimum number of students seven days before the classes starting date, students will be notified and the class may be subject to change - and may be rescheduled to the next session. If less than the minimum number of students needed to hold a group class are registered, the class can still be taught, but the cost will be according to the number of individual students per instructor.

Students who don't show up for a class will not be rescheduled without a new fee.