Classes

Classes

classes

This isn’t your typical classroom.

For many of us fly fishing is a lifelong journey. There’s always more to techniques to learn, flies to try more water to explore. Whether you’ve never picked up a fly rod, or you are a longtime veteran of the sport, we have classes to help you improve as an angler.

Our classes range widely, from our Fly Fishing 101 class, offering an in depth introduction into the sport all the way to our advanced fly tying class, Fly Tying 201. With other courses including bug life identification in our Entomology Class, frequent casting classes covering everything from distance and accuracy to two handed spey and double haul techniques, we are here and very excited to pass on our knowledge to you and opportunity to connect you with industry professionals and instructors.

No matter where you are in your fly fishing journey, we want to help you improve, catch more fish and have more fun on the water. For details on upcoming classes, please see the links below. You can also swing by the shop or call us at 303-794-1104 to get signed up.

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Upcoming Classes

  1. Fly Tying 101 Class

    Fly Tying 101 Class

    $125.00
    Date: Saturdays April 1st, 8th and 22nd
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Greg Garcia
    Location: Anglers All Store
    Join Anglers All and Instructor Greg Garcia for a series of beginner fly tying classes that will formulate the building blocks of a successful future in fly tying.

    Students will learn the fundamentals of fly tying, and most importantly, they will be instilled with the proper techniques from the very start so that they can become consistent and self-sufficient fly tyers.

    Each beginner course consists of three separate 3-hour learning sessions on consecutive Saturdays.

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  2. Simon Gawesworth Spey Class

    Simon Gawesworth Spey Class

    $400.00
    Date: Sunday, April 16th
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Instructor: Simon Gawesworth
    Location: Anglers All Store

    The class will start with a brief overview of key terminology and principles as well as the different styles of spey casting (Skagit, Traditional and Scandinavian). After the talk the class moves out (to the river) to check on the basic casts and their foundation that each angler/caster has. The basic casts are the forward stroke, Roll cast, Snap T and Double Spey cast (with both right hand and left hand up). A break for lunch will be taken around 12.30 and, after lunch, the class will head back to the river to work any of the following options (depending on requirements, time available and ability):

    1. Consolidate the basic casts
    2. Learn alternative casts (Single Spey, Switch cast Snake Roll, Perry Poke, Wombat, etc.)
    3. Work with sinking tips and heads
    4. Work with long belly lines to really hone the technique
    5. Work with single handed rods
    6. Casting Games
    7. Honing in the perfect line/rod combination for given situations and skills

     

    The object of this class is to ensure that the ‘students’ have a complete understanding of the mechanics of spey casting, as well as the ability to perform a range of spey casts to a competent level for any situation.

    Finally, if any client has access to a camcorder it may well be worth bringing it along - if time permits, the instructor will film a comparison between the students style and the instructor’s.

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  3. Fly Fishing ABCs Entomology Class

    Fly Fishing ABCs Entomology Class

    $125.00
    Date: Saturday, April 29th
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Patrick Tennyson of the Butterfly Pavilion
    Location: Anglers All Store and Bear Creek
    For most anglers, knowledge of insects is their greatest weakness. This class provides an investigation into the world beneath the surface as a trout sees it. Discover aquatic entomology (the study of insects) from a fly-fishing point of view with Patrick Tennyson, CEO of the Butterfly Pavilion.

    Learn to distinguish between the multitude of fly patterns and the insects they imitate. Fly fishing ABCs will help anglers of all skill levels learn these important elements:

    • Understand and identify the major groups of aquatic insects.
    • Know the life cycles of each group and when they are a food source for trout.
    • Identify the life stages of insects and their various imitations used by fly fisherman.
    • Discover the micro-habitats that are home to specific insect groups.
    • Most importantly, know which insects to imitate at the proper times and the reasons why in order to regularly catch more fish!

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  4. Distance & Double Haul Casting Class

    Distance & Double Haul Casting Class

    $50.00
    Date: Saturday, May 13th
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Jonathan Walter
    Location: Anglers All Store

    Learning to cast farther is fun, it reaches more fish, but it also improves your shorter casts, accuracy, and dealing with wind! Participants will discover three key elements of distance and understand their importance: loop control, line speed, and line carry. You will learn and perform practice drills for each element that will help all of your casting. Approximately half of the time will be spent learning double haul which will include more practice drills you can take away from the clinic. Participants should bring an 8-9 ft., 5 wt. or greater fly rod with floating fly line (preferably bright colored) and a 7.5 ft. 0X-2X leader.


    The instructor, Jonathan Walter, is an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting Instructor and has over 20 years of teaching and fishing experience.

     

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  5. Distance & Double Haul Casting Class

    Distance & Double Haul Casting Class

    $50.00
    Date: Saturday, June 10th
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Jonathan Walter
    Location: Anglers All Store

    Learning to cast farther is fun, it reaches more fish, but it also improves your shorter casts, accuracy, and dealing with wind! Participants will discover three key elements of distance and understand their importance: loop control, line speed, and line carry. You will learn and perform practice drills for each element that will help all of your casting. Approximately half of the time will be spent learning double haul which will include more practice drills you can take away from the clinic. Participants should bring an 8-9 ft., 5 wt. or greater fly rod with floating fly line (preferably bright colored) and a 7.5 ft. 0X-2X leader.


    The instructor, Jonathan Walter, is an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting Instructor and has over 20 years of teaching and fishing experience.

     

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  6. Mile High 25

    Mile High 25

    $112.50

    Join Anglers All for the 2nd annual Mile High 25 (website here) Multi-Species Fly Fishing Tournament sponsored by Simms Fishing! This event was the first of its kind in Colorado, and something we think has become a must-attend for serious fly anglers from all over the country for years to come.

    The rules are pretty simple – Two man teams will compete to catch the greatest number of species from our approved list of 25 readily available gamefish anywhere within the state of Colorado.

    The Mile High 25 will be your chance to showcase the diversity of your fly angling skills and compete for some serious cash! At stake is $2,500 in cash prizes and some serious bragging rights.

    It all starts Friday, June 23rd with a meet & greet at a local brewery here in Littleton, followed by two days of fishing and culminating with an awards BBQ at the shop where prizes will be awarded. We’ll also have some raffles, product giveaways, and plenty of time to share photos and fish stories. This is sure to be a great weekend of fishing and fun so don’t miss out!

    See below for the complete list of entry requirements, rules and other details.

    Friday, June 23rd
    6:30pm Happy Hour and Meet and Greet @ a local brewery - Team members only.
    We will go over the rules and give out control item cards.
    Have fun and enjoy some craft brews!
    Get some sleep before you SLAY!

    Saturday, June 24th
    6:00AM START FISHING
    Submit photos throughout the day as fish are caught.
    8:00PM LINES OUT. Fishing over for the day.
    NO PHOTOS SUBMISSIONS AFTER 8PM

    Sunday, June 25th
    6:00AM START FISHING
    Submit photos throughout the day as fish are caught.
    3:00PM LINES OUT. Fishing over the day.
    NO PHOTO SUBMISSIONS AFTER 3PM
    3:00PM - ?  AWARDS BBQ
    All Welcome, Bring friends and family

    $2,500 in CA$H prizes, plus raffles, giveaways and bragging rights
    1st Place - $1,250 and First Annual Mile High 25 trophy and plaque
    2nd Place - $750
    3rd Place - $500

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  7. Fly Fishing 101 Class

    Fly Fishing 101

    $125.00
    Date: Saturday, July 1st
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Doug Andrews
    Location: Anglers All Store
    Our Fly Fishing 101 Classes are scheduled on Saturdays starting in the spring and running into early fall. This course is an interactive, hands-on experience, designed to introduce new anglers to the world of fly fishing.

    We will learn the essential elements of angling on our local Colorado waters, offering a full range of skills and insights. This includes equipment, rigging and knots, approaching the water, assessing water conditions, basic entomology and fly selection, casting and fly presentation, as well as fly fishing etiquette.

    There is no prior experience needed. Our instructor, Doug Andrews, will demonstrate the skills and information needed to pick up this wonderful sport. Our goal is that each new angler will be self-sufficient on the water by the very next day.

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  8. Fly Fishing 201

    Fly Fishing 201

    $250.00
    Date: Saturday, July 8th
    Time: All Day
    Instructor: Courtney Despos or Doug Andrews
    Location: The North Fork Meadows - North Fork of the South Platte

    Come join our newest class, Fly Fishing 201. This class will be offered in conjunction with Mile High Angler at The North Fork Meadows just outside of Bailey, CO during the month of July 2017. This will be the perfect follow-up to our Fly Fishing 101 courses. Take your newly acquired 101 skills to the next level by joining us for a day on private water with one of the top notch outfitters in Colorado.

    In this course, you will put your 101 skills into action by: setting up and rigging your gear, choosing and applying your flies, approaching and reading the water and ultimately getting time on the water. During this class, you will have the chance to fish among other like minded and enthusiastic anglers looking to grow their knowledge and love for the lifestyle. While additionally, having access to trained and certified guides. Although this is not meant to be a true guided trip, the knowledge you will gain through asking questions and seeking guidance is priceless.

    Don’t have your own equipment, that’s ok, needed equipment will be provided for the day with the exception of leader, tippet and flies. Also, you will receive a 15% discount on all in store items from time of sign-up through 30 calendar following your class.  Please note, that we will fish rain or shine and cancellations will be considered up to 7 days out from the scheduled class time at which the class becomes non-refundable.

     

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  9. Fly Fishing 101

    Fly Fishing 101

    $125.00
    Date: Saturday, July 15th
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Doug Andrews
    Location: Anglers All Store
    Our Fly Fishing 101 Classes are scheduled on Saturdays starting in the spring and running into early fall. This course is an interactive, hands-on experience, designed to introduce new anglers to the world of fly fishing.

    We will learn the essential elements of angling on our local Colorado waters, offering a full range of skills and insights. This includes equipment, rigging and knots, approaching the water, assessing water conditions, basic entomology and fly selection, casting and fly presentation, as well as fly fishing etiquette.

    There is no prior experience needed. Our instructor, Doug Andrews, will demonstrate the skills and information needed to pick up this wonderful sport. Our goal is that each new angler will be self-sufficient on the water by the very next day.

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  10. Fly Fishing 201

    Fly Fishing 201

    $250.00
    Date: Saturday, July 22nd
    Time: All Day
    Instructor: Courtney Despos or Doug Andrews
    Location: The North Fork Meadows - North Fork of the South Platte

    Come join our newest class, Fly Fishing 201. This class will be offered in conjunction with Mile High Angler at The North Fork Meadows just outside of Bailey, CO during the month of July 2017. This will be the perfect follow-up to our Fly Fishing 101 courses. Take your newly acquired 101 skills to the next level by joining us for a day on private water with one of the top notch outfitters in Colorado.

    In this course, you will put your 101 skills into action by: setting up and rigging your gear, choosing and applying your flies, approaching and reading the water and ultimately getting time on the water. During this class, you will have the chance to fish among other like minded and enthusiastic anglers looking to grow their knowledge and love for the lifestyle. While additionally, having access to trained and certified guides. Although this is not meant to be a true guided trip, the knowledge you will gain through asking questions and seeking guidance is priceless.

    Don’t have your own equipment, that’s ok, needed equipment will be provided for the day with the exception of leader, tippet and flies. Also, you will receive a 15% discount on all in store items from time of sign-up through 30 calendar following your class.  Please note, that we will fish rain or shine and cancellations will be considered up to 7 days out from the scheduled class time at which the class becomes non-refundable.

     

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  11. Women's Fly Fishing 101

    Women's Fly Fishing 101

    $125.00
    Date: Saturday, August 5th
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Courtney Despos
    Location: Anglers All Store
    Our Women's Fly Fishing 101 Class scheduled on Saturday June 3rd 2017. This course is an interactive, hands-on experience, designed to introduce new women anglers to the world of fly fishing.

    We will learn the essential elements of angling on our local Colorado waters, offering a full range of skills and insights. This includes equipment, rigging and knots, approaching the water, assessing water conditions, basic entomology and fly selection, casting and fly presentation, as well as fly fishing etiquette. Lunch will also be included.

    There is no prior experience needed. Our instructor, Courtney Despos, will demonstrate the skills and information needed to pick up this wonderful sport. Our goal is that each new angler will be self-sufficient on the water by the very next day.

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