UNIVERSITY OF FLY FISHING
An Exclusive Program by Front Range Anglers
By Danny Smith

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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 objective.

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
Duration: 4 Weeks
Minimum Students to hold class 2
Maximum Students allowed 6
Classes available Tuesday or Thursday from 6:30pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Tues: Jay Zimmerman | Thurs: Danny Smith
Tuition $99.00 (Note: There is a $50 redeemable deposit required if you want to use our tools for the duration of the class.)

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 WHILE ENROLLED.

Length 2 Nights Back-to-Back
Minimum Students to hold class 1
Maximum students allowed 6
Classes: SEE CLASS SCHEDULE
Instructor(s): Danny Smith & Jay Zimmerman
Tuition $99.00


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
Minimum Students to hold class 3*
Maximum students allowed 6
Classes: SEE CLASS SCHEDULE
Instructor(s): Danny Smith & Jay Zimmerman
Tuition $35.00
*Instructor's Discretion if there are 2 or less students to hold class


4. Fly Fishing (FFR200) - Fly Fishing the Front Range (FFR200) Prerequisite: Introduction to Fly Fishing or Fly Fishing 101 or 10 days or more of fly fishing experience on Front Range Rivers. This course is designed for the advanced beginner, intermediate fly fisher that wants to take their fly-fishing in Front Range Rivers to the Next Level! This information PACKED course will cover: Reading Water, Line Control, Basic Leader Construction, Drag vs. Drift, Strike Indicator management, Fly Selection, Pocket Water, and many more topics. The second day of the course will be on Boulder Creek where principle is put into practice. Also, on this day specific casts will be covered (i.e. Roll, Side-arm, Bow-Arrow, Reach, Steeple, Hook, Wiggle casts). Fly Fishing the Front Range (FFR200) is a mandatory addition to your arsenal of knowledge for the Front Range Rivers! *STUDENTS MUST HAVE OWN EQUIPMENT - (Equipment can be rented $15.00 Rod and Reel per day used)

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: Wednesday evening 6:30pm - 9:00pm and Following Saturday Morning 7:00 am - 10:00am
Tuition $99.00

 

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
Minimum Students to hold class 3*
Maximum students allowed 6
Classes: SEE CLASS SCHEDULE
Instructor(s): Danny Smith & Jay Zimmerman
Tuition $35.00
*Instructor's Discretion if there are 2 or less students to hold class


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
Minimum Students to hold class 3*
Maximum students allowed 6
Classes: SEE CLASS SCHEDULE
Instructor(s): Danny Smith & Jay Zimmerman
Tuition $35.00
*Instructor's Discretion if there are 2 or less students to hold class

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
Tuition $149.00
UNIVERSITY of FLY FISHING
At
FRONT RANGE ANGLERS

629 B South Broadway Boulder, Colorado 80305
www.FRONTRANGEANGLERS.COM
303.494.1375

FT101 - Fly Tying 101 - Beginning Fly Tying**
FT203 - Fly Tying 203 - Advanced Fly Tying**
FF180 - Fly Fishing 180 - Troubleshooting Fly Fishing**
FFR200 - Fly Fishing The Front Range - Comprehensive Stream Course**
NYM100 - Nymphing Techniques - A Thorough Approach to Nymph Fly Fishing.**
WFF101 - Introduction to Winter Fly Fishing - A Beginners Guide to Year-Round Fly Fishing.**
SWFFP200 - Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer - A Comprehensive Beginner's Saltwater Class**

 

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

9/29,10/6, 10/13, 10/20

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

$99 Class

$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1*

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

12/15, 12/22, 12/29, 1/5/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

1/17/06, 1/24/06, 1/31/06, 2/7/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

1/19/06, 1/26/06, 2/2/06, 2/9/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

2/21/06, 2/28/06, 3/7/06, 3/14/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

2/23/06, 3/2/06, 3/9/06, 3/16/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

3/28/06, 4/4/06, 4/11/06, 4/18/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

FT101

Fly Tying 101

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

3/30/06, 4/6/06, 4/13/06, 4/20/06

$99 Class
$150 Class w/tools

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

FT203 Fly Tying 203 Danny Smith 6:30pm–8:30pm 12/5, 12/6 $99
FT203 Fly Tying 203 Jay Zimmerman 6:30pm–8:30pm 12/7, 12/8 $99
FT203 Fly Tying 203 Danny Smith 6:30pm–8:30pm 2/14/06, 2/15/06 $99
FT203 Fly Tying 203 Jay Zimmerman 6:30pm–8:30pm 2/16/06, 2/17/06 $99

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

FF180

Fly Fishing 180

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

10/3/05

$35

FF180

Fly Fishing 180

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

10/10/05

$35

FF180

Fly Fishing 180

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

10/17/05

$35

FF180

Fly Fishing 180

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

10/24/05

$35

FF180

Fly Fishing 180

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/7/05

$35

FF180

Fly Fishing 180

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/14/05

$35

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

FFR200

Fly Fishing the Front Range

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Wed. 7:00am – 10:00 am Sat.

10/5, 10/8

$99

FFR200

Fly Fishing the Front Range

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Wed. 7:00am – 10:00 am Sat.

10/19, 10/22

$99

FFR200

Fly Fishing the Front Range

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Wed. 7:00am – 10:00 am Sat.

11/2, 11/5

$99

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

NYM100

Nymphing Techniques

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm

10/7/05

$35

NYM100

Nymphing Techniques

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm

10/14/05

$35

NYM100

Nymphing Techniques

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm

10/21/05

$35

NYM100

Nymphing Techniques

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm

10/28/05

$35

NYM100

Nymphing Techniques

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm

11/04/05

$35

NYM100

Nymphing Techniques

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm

11/11/05

$35

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

WFF101

Intro to Winter Fly Fishing

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/9/05

$35

WFF101

Intro to Winter Fly Fishing

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/16/05

$35

WFF101

Intro to Winter Fly Fishing

Danny Smith

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/18/05

$35

WFF101

Intro to Winter Fly Fishing

Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–8:30pm

11/21/05

$35

Class Code

Class Name

Instructor

Times

Date(s)

Tuition

SWFFP200

Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm Mon. 6:30pm-9:00pm Wed.

12/12, 12/14

$149

SWFFP200

Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm Mon. 6:30pm-9:00pm Wed.

12/19, 12/21

$149

SWFFP200

Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm Mon. 6:30pm-9:00pm Wed.

1/9/06, 1/11/06

$149

SWFFP200

Saltwater Fly Fishing Primer

Danny Smith and/or Jay Zimmerman

6:30pm–9:00pm Mon. 6:30pm-9:00pm Wed.

1/23/06, 1/25/06

$149

*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.