Choosing the Right Rod

An example of our dedication to our customers is our custom rod fitting program. It is a mistake to blindly buy the latest rod someone ecstatically endorses whether it's from us or someone else. Here is why.

Each of us is built differently. Some of us have stronger wrists or weaker shoulders or shorter arms. We all accelerate differently over our stroke lengths

Likewise, rods bend in different places. The higher up a rod bends, the more compact its acceleration phase. The lower down it bends, the slower, smoother and longer it accelerates.

We believe in matching rods to casters (rather than teaching people to cast better after the sale). We have our customers cast a variety of rods and systematically analyze the loops they throw. Based on the shape, size and leading edge of the loop, and the subtleties of the line, we pinpoint the ideal bend point of the caster.

Once we have identified the ideal bend point for that caster, we can choose a rod with the correct bend point in a given price range.

If a rod is fit properly to it's owner, that person will enjoy casting, fishing and catching fish on that rod for years to come.

Ryan's Rainbow

Releasing a nice Rainbow Trout Caught While Fly Fishing in Utah


Stu's Rainbow

Stu's First Rainbow while fly fishing on the Provo River


Rodmaking

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Leader Construction

Leader construction is one of the most misunderstood and important elements of fly fishing that can enable the fly fisherman to solve fishing situations and make adjustments for wind, water currents and fishing depths. Understanding the physics how energy transfers down a line and energy dissipation empowers the angler to be versatile effective!!! Who would have thought that the right leader can make so much difference?

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On-stream Fly-Fishing Tactics, Fly Selection, and River Currents

Together we will go to the Provo River, and make a variety of observations about the water, structure, insects, fish, etc. We will sample the river, determine which fly to use, find a fish, make observations to determine where to stand, cast, mend and anything else necessary to catch the fish. We will determine why the fish are where they are and why they are not in other places. This is a hands on fly-fishing class conducted on the banks of the Provo River and covers but not limited to the following:

  • Identifying different types of fish lies.
  • Learning to spot fish in the water.
  • Observing fish behavior and feeding activity.
  • Learning how to approach fish in different situations.
  • Understanding currents to determine casting angles.
  • Sampling the river 4 different ways to identify exactly which fly to use.
  • Presenting the fly.
  • Angler Positioning.
  • Choosing the right cast for each fish.
  • On-stream mending and areal mends.
March 29, 2014 9:00 am-1:30 pm

$150 per person

Pre Registration Required


On-Stream Systematic Fly Fishing

This on-stream class is an essential part of the Eddie Robinson's Fly Fishing Guide Training Program. Together we will go to the Provo River, and make a variety of observations about the water, structure, insects, fish, etc. We will sample the river, determine which fly to use, construct a leader based on the fly and the situation, find a fish, make observations to determine where to stand, cast, mend and anything else necessary to catch the fish. We will determine why the fish are where they are and why they are not in other places. This is a hands on fly fishing class conducted on the banks of the Provo River and is custom tailored to meet the needs of each individual student, whether that student is a seasoned angler looking to advance their fishing skill or a beginning fisherman who wants a solid foundation for their fly-fishing career.

4 Hours On-Stream Instruction

1 person $300

2 or more people $150 per person

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Fly Fishing Without Flies

This class is for the well rounded fly angler who already has a foundation in fly tying. It is a culmination of all of our classes. It is an on-stream class in which we make a variety of observations about the stream, sample the water four different ways to determine exactly which fly to use, then we put an additional emphasis on which elements of the correct food item are the most important to imitate and how to incorporate them in our fly. We then tie the correct fly pattern at stream side. We discuss how to correctly assemble a streamside fly tying kit that includes the quintessential materials in it without creating bulk.

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Introduction to Fly Tying

There is nothing more rewarding than catching a fish on a fly that you tied yourself. This class teaches the foundational skills necessary to begin enjoying the relaxing and rewarding art of fly tying.

6 People max.

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Tying
Beginning Fly Tying

This class teaches fundamental fly tying skills that lay a foundation for the beginning fly tier.

In this class, the first fly we will tie will be carefully chosen based on the techniques required to tie it. Each subsequent fly will then build upon those techniques adding more techniques as we go.


6 people max. per class

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Advanced Fly Tying

This class is for those who have many hours at the vice but would like to take it to the next level. We focus on refining the skills and expanding the techniques that enable the experienced fly tier to tie better, faster, prettier and more durable flies

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Tying Streamers

Streamer flies are fun to tie because our imagination is the limit to what we can create. In this class we learn how to create perfectly smooth bodies, better wings and gills and more. We will put an emphasis on how and when to fish these flies that consistently produce the biggest fish.

6 people max.

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Tying Flies for Spawning Fish

Learn the unique tying techniques used to create effective egg patterns and streamers that catch fish during their spawning periods.

6 people max.

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Tying Blue Wing Olives

Spring time brings about some of the best dry fly fishing of the year with the arrival of the Blue Wing Olives. Learn essential techniques for tying proven nymph, emerger, and adult patterns for the Provo and Green rivers as well as other western waters.


March 08, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


6 people max.

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Tying Soft Hackles and Emergers

Emergers are incredibly effective flies to fish during any mayfly, midge or caddis hatch. Learning which patterns to tie and effective techniques and methods to tie them increases the effectiveness and versatility of any fly fisherman. In this class we not only cover new techniques, but we also spend time on important proportion's and winging techniques that enable the fly tier to create his or her own emerger patterns to imitate a myriad of insects in any hatch situation.

6 people max.

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Tying Provo River Midges

Midges are the most diverse aquatic insect form and an incredibly important order of insect to imitate for any fly fisherman. They are thought of as a Stillwater and or a winter fly yet they are incredibly important to tie and fish all year long. With the techniques taught in this class, the fly tier will learn how to create the most effective midge larva, pupa, emerger and adult patterns that will make them more diverse and efficient on the water.


6 people max.

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Tying Provo River Sow Bugs

The sow bug is consistently one of the most important food items to imitate for the fish on the Provo River. There are many variations of tying sow bugs but in this class we teach the best techniques to tie the most effective sow bug patterns for the Provo River.


April 19, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

6 people max. per class

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Casting
Casting

Fly casting is the physical skill within the sport of fly fishing. It is a sport within a sport. Most fly fisherman are content with just getting the line out to where they can catch a fish but some of us want to be better. Good casting is more about control and less about distance. Whether you want to learn to cast in the wind, throw tighter loops in delicate situations, create aerial mends or curve casts, or if you simply want to cast farther. This class will help you reach your goals. Simply put, the better you can cast, the better fisherman you can be.

Our fly casting class is the only casting class in Utah taught by International Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Master instructor.

Call us to schedule your class

$150

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Spey Casting

The spey casts are typically, change of direction casts that allow the angler to pick up line from one direction and deliver it in a different direction without any false casting and without a back cast. They are incredibly useful in all fishing situations whether you are using an 8 foot 4 weight rod or a 15 foot 10 weight rod. Most people believe that a spey cast is a type of cast that is done with a two handed rod but in reality, a speycast can be done with any rod whether you are casting 20 feet or a 100 feet. As with our other casting classes, our spey casting classes are scheduled on an individual basis and are done individually or in very small groups.

Call us to schedule your class

$150

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Fly Fishing Class Schedule

    Tying Provo River Sow Bugs

    April 19, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Step-by-step Systematic Fly-fishing and Leader Construction

    April 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    Pre-registration required on all classes!


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