UNIVERSITY OF FLY FISHING
|At Front Range Anglers we strive to make the
complicated world of fly-fishing as accessible as possible to all. On September
1, 2005 we will be kicking off a program specifically designed to meet this
Through our new University of Fly Fishing program we are offering a the most comprehensive and complete courses ever for the 2005/2006 season! We have also dropped many of our class prices, and shortened the class length to give you a "Cliff's Notes" approach to many aspects of our sport - Nymphing, Winter Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly fishing, and others.
Your instructors are Danny Smith and Jay Zimmerman:
|Danny Smith has been fly-fishing for 26 years, fly tying for 24 years, guiding for 12 years, and is a master rod builder. Danny is the Head Guide / Booking and Water Manager at Front Range Anglers. Danny's experience is the world over. He has a driven passion to teach. His teaching style is extremely patient and thoughtful. He is incredibly observant and can help to find the smallest detail that can make a world of improvement to any fly angler.|
|The author Jay Zimmerman is coming to Front Range Anglers with a wealth of knowledge. Jay is highly traveled; he has been fly-fishing & fly tying for 17 years, guiding & rod building for 2 years. His travels include: Kodiak, Fairbanks, Galena, Seward Alaska, Panama, Ontario, British Columbia, Yukon, and many other locales. Jay's experiences are chronicled in his book "In Neck Deep: Stories of a fisherman." Jay's teaching style is "grass-roots." He is extremely well grounded and patient.|
|"We are excited to be able to offer such a complete and full schedule! Jay and I have taken many weeks to decide what are the best classes. We have listened to you, our customer to offer you the following classes:"|
|1. Fly Tying 101 (FT101) - Beginning Fly Tying
(FT101): The course introduces the student to a comprehensive understanding
of fly tying tools, terms, and techniques. This understanding is accomplished
with a step-based approach to an assortment of popular fly patterns. Each
successive fly tied adds new techniques and levels of difficulty. By the
end of the class each student will have the skills to tie a majority of
trout patterns available today. EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR CLASS: Vise, Scissors,
Hackle Pliers, Bobbin, Thread, Bodkin, Hair Stacker and Whip Finisher. All
other materials are included in class tuition. ALL FLY TYING 101 STUDENTS
RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL FLY TYING TOOLS AND MATERIALS WHILE ENROLLED.
Length: 1 night per week
|2. Fly Tying 203 (FT203) - Advanced Fly Tying
(FT203)---Prerequisite: Fly Tying 101, or Experienced Tier (6 months
experience): As a direct follow-up to Fly Tying 101 the focus of this course
is to advance and refine the student's skills. Tying will consist of more
involved patterns and a thorough focus on specialty flies including Large
Patterns, Hair Wing and Hair Body Flies, and Foam Flies.. *STUDENTS MUST
HAVE ALL TOOLS! All other materials are included in class tuition. ALL FLY
TYING 203 STUDENTS RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL FLY TYING TOOLS AND MATERIALS
Length 2 Nights Back-to-Back
3. Fly Fishing 180 (FF180)- Fly Fishing 180 (FF180)- Prerequisite: Introduction to Fly Fishing 101 or Fly Fishing experience of at least 3 months if Self Taught: THIS IS A TROUBLESHOOTING CLASS -- Have you been fly fishing for a while? Yet, you are not hooking up with more fish? Or do you just know you are doing something wrong? Then this is the class for you! Fly Fishing 180? is a troubleshooting class to help you increase success ratios, and eliminate bad habits. In addition, a large focus of this class will be learning self help / self correction techniques. The goals of this class will be group driven based on your individual areas of need. The instructor's goal is to turn individual fly fishing mistakes 180 degrees!
Length 1 Night
Length 1 Week, 2 Classes
|5. NYMPHING 100 (NYM100)- Understanding Nymphing
Techniques (NYM100): Prerequisite: NONE. Understanding Nymphing Techniques
will focus the angler on the following techniques: Polish Nymphing, High
Sticking, and Strike indicator Nymphing. The instructor is going to cover
rigging, weight, presentation, drag, drift, leaders, Dry-dropper, and fish
lairs. This class is designed to take any struggling Nymphing angler to
the next level.
Length 1 Night
6. Winter Fly Fishing (WFF101) - Introduction to Winter Fly Fishing (WFF101) - Prerequisites: NONE, Suggested Experience = ability to rig own rod, and a basic fly-cast. The core focus of this class is not to teach fly-fishing as a whole, but a finite focus of Christmas Trout and the challenges that ensue. The course will cover Midges, small Baetis, Clothing, Safety, Fish Behavior, Leaders, Specific Gear needed, and when it is time to say "it ain't worth it." This class will open up a wonderful year-round opportunity to the fly-fishing world that few enjoy! (This will be an indoor class).
Length 1 Night
|7. Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer (SWFFP200)
- Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer (SWFFP200) - Prerequisite: Must have
worked with monofilament regularly, and a basic understanding of knots.
The Saltwater primer is for an intermediate or better fly angler looking
for their next great adventure. The course focus is to help the angler be
self-sufficient at: Rigging, Guide Selection, Destination Choice, Knots,
Wading, Boat Etiquette, Guide Tipping, Fly Selection, Specialized Gear,
Retrieves, Hook Setting, Fish-Fighting, Line Control, Ready Stance, Practice
Routine, and many more topics. This two class setting will truly help any
angler get the very most out of their trip and help them to be fully prepared!
A MUST FOR ANY ANGLER GOING OUT TO THE SALT!!! ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.
Length 1 Week, 2 Classes
Minimum Students to hold class 2
Maximum students allowed 6
2 Instructors with 3 or more Students Enrolled
Instructor(s): Danny Smith & Jay Zimmerman
Classes: Monday evening 6:30pm - 9:00pm and Following Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
UNIVERSITY of FLY FISHING
FRONT RANGE ANGLERS
629 B South Broadway Boulder, Colorado 80305
FT101 - Fly Tying 101 - Beginning Fly Tying**
|*FT101 Class will be pushed back a week to 12/1/05
due to Thanksgiving Holiday.
** NOTE: If class size minimums are not met Front Range Anglers will contact you to arrange for the next available class. IF there are no other classes available instructor(s) will contact student to discuss viable options. All class payments are non-refundable unless class minimums are not met. The instructors will do everything in their power to make certain that each student's class is held at the elected time and date.