Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing

Our women’s intro to fly fishing course takes the intimidation factor out of learning how to fly fish. This women’s-only class is taught by Fishwest Fly Shop Guide Andrea Jeffery and Casting Instructor Audrey Wilson and covers everything you need to know to have a successful time on the river. Learn about gear, reading water, finding fish, identifying local fish species, rigging a rod, entomology, and tying basic knots. This class is roughly 6 hours long and has a 3:1 student-to-instructor ratio for more hands-on learning opportunities.

Class Dates

This class runs during our spring & summer months (May thru August) and is heavily dependent on water levels and conditions. Our current class offerings are listed below:

Class Outline

  • Rigging basics - gear breakdown. Understanding equipment, right tool “toolbox”, set up rigs for current conditions and student preference/goals. Knots and fly selection based off entomology samples.
  • Observations - noting weather, water flows & temperature, insects on the water surface, in the air, foliage
  • Reading water and where fish hold - what trout need, identify pools, runs, riffles. Where, when, and why trout hold in different water types. Discuss when, why, and how to fish them.
  • Approaching water – Grid. Start in close, work out.
  • Basic Entomology- Using a biology siene net to survey selected areas & why, turn over rocks. Identify and discuss categories, stages and life cycles. Discuss fly imitations.
  • Casting - Four change of direction casts, why and when.
  • Presentation - Focusing on presentation and drift.
  • Catch and release - Proper fish handling
  • Wrap-up - Final Q&A

Class Structure

  • Instructor(s), fly shop, and student introductions.
  • Itinerary/class overview, safety, expectations, and fly-fishing etiquette
  • Q&A
  • Shop purchases
  • Wader up
  • Drive to river

Cost: $250 per person

Contact Us For More Information:

801-617-1225

Please note: Cost does not include tax, valid Utah fishing license, or gratuity.

Location:
Meet at Fishwest Fly Shop in Kamas, Utah
To be decided based on weather and water conditions.

Dates:
June 19th, July 17th

Start Time:
7-7:30 a.m. – weather and guide dependent

Duration:
6 hours

What is included:
Course includes rod and reel, wader, boots, all terminal tackle for class-only use. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be providing lunch, please bring your own lunch, snacks, and beverages

Instructors:
This class is taught by Fishwest's very own Andrea Jeffery as well as FFI certified casting instructor and Audrey Wilson.