This beutiful rainbow trout caught during the Hexaginia hatch on Timothy Lake in western Oregon, is just one of the adventures uou might encounter during a fly fishing school taught by The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches Oregon.

These Fly Fishing Schools and Classes are sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop, in Welches, Oregon 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 wishes they had.

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Summer Steelhead PhD Mega School, picture
Price: $3,500.00
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Deschutes Summer Steelhead PhD Mega School 7 Days, 1 Instructors, 5 Class Sessions, 12 Fishing Sessions. This is the most complete Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey School offered for 2022. It features 7-days on the water during the peak of the steelhead season, with the most sophisticated camp and the most experienced instructor available. Mark Bachmann is your instructor, with Patty Barnes and, Tony Barnes are your hosts with a combined steelhead fly fishing experience foundation of over 100...

Picture, Deschutes Summer Steelhead 48-hour Spey School, August 2021
Price: $995.00
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Deschutes Summer Steelhead 48-hour Spey School Maximum of (4) students, single occupancy in tents Each part of this school features an attentive staff, a big, powerful, roomy jet boat, and the best camp on the river. Mid-August is prime time for Deschutes River steelhead fishing. You will graduate from this school with extensive proprietary knowledge of steelhead fly fishing and Spey rod casting. We will camp on prime water and will have boat access to many miles of steelhead runs that will...

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: $450.00
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Acquiring skills helps achieve success. This is the most proven Steelhead/Chinook Spey Fishing "skill-set-builder" available. This school is for beginning, intermediate or advance student fly fishers who want to acquire new Skagit casting and fishing skills in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. We have the skills and experience to save you five-years of trying to learn on your own. Deposits are non-refundable payments in full. Lunch provided both days (soup, etc.) Spend the...

Class Instructors and 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 fly fishing schools before going on a guided trip can pay real dividends.

Learn 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 trout and steelhead. Single hand rods are used for trout and most other fish, including steelhead and salmon when fishing lakes and smaller rivers. Single hand rods are also used for warm-water and saltwater fishing.

The Spey, or 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 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 aerialised. 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. 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.