Fly Fishing Classes

A Systematic Approach to Fly Fishing

Simplifying complex ideas in a way that makes them easily understood.

We teach a systematic approach to fly fishing that is easy to apply.  It does not require that you have years of experience but it does require that you follow the system.  If you are new to fly fishing it will come easy.  If you have many years of experience it will definitely change the way you think about fly fishing.

Fish are living creatures and they must eat every day.  We don’t need to memorize all the different situations and techniques, we only need to learn how to think through the process, ask the right questions and learn which questions to ask.

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Provides the foundation for our entire fly fishing system.

Choosing the right fly

  • Learn how to properly sample the river, 4 different ways to get 4 different results.
  • Take the guess work out of fly selection.  Determine exactly what insects are available to the fish right now, what they are likely to see and what they have been seeing and the totality of what food organisms live in the water at that time.
  • Identifying the triggers of the food organisms and use that information to choosing the correct fly every time.
  • Learn the differences between a reasonable representation of the fishes food source and matching size, shape and color.
  • Identify where fish are and why they are there.  Identify different types of fish lies and what they mean.
  • Identify the different current speeds to choose the proper casting angels.

Observation

  • Making on-stream observations that will allow you to solve the puzzle and catch the fish.
  • Determine which questions to ask in order to obtain the best, most usable information.
  • Using water clarity, and water volume to determine your approach.

Finding Fish

  • Identify where fish are and why they are there.
  • Identify different types of fish lies and what they mean.
  • Identify current speeds to choose the proper casting angles.

$200

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  • Setting up different nymph rigs.
  • Understanding different Nymphing methods, their benefits, and their limitations.
  • How to determine which Nymphing technique to use.
  • Choosing a strike indicator.
  • Strike indicator adjustments.
  • Weight placement and selection.
  • Fishing multiple files.

$200

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Fishing with a plan
  • Understanding the goal needed to produce repeated success.
  • The right fly compared to the fly that will catch fish.
  • Locating the fish.
  • Determine target zones.
  • Using fish behavior and current speeds to determine your own unique ways to solve different fishing situations.

$150

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How to properly construct a leader.
  • Understanding tapers.
  • How to adjust a leader to solve different fishing situations.
  • Matching the leader to the tippet.
  • Matching the tippet to the fly.
  • Determining tippet size and length.
  • Understanding how energy transfers down a line and the effects of energy dissipation.
  • How to control and adjust energy dissipation to cast in the wind.

$150

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When used correctly and in the correct times, fishing streamer flies is incredibly fun and rewarding.  Streamer fishing should be relaxing.  If you’re working too hard, you’re probably doing it wrong.

  • When to fish streamers.
  • Where to fish streamers.
  • How to choose the correct streamer fly.
  • Understanding the 3 principles to effective streamer fishing.
  • Using currents to your advantage.
  • Effective use of the riffle hitch.
  • Choosing the best fly line for fishing streamers in rivers and lakes.
  • Selecting the best rod for the type of streamer fishing you intend on doing.
  • Setting the hook with streamer flies.

$150

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Understanding where fish are and when and why they are there is a quintessential skill for the fly fisherman.  Understanding and identifying the different type of fish lies can make the difference between the good and the great fly fisherman.

  • Understanding the different types of fish lies.
  • Using the current conditions to identify the type of lie to target.
  • Feeding zones and when to fish them.
  • Fishing with pinpoint accuracy.

$100

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Fisherman are taught to arrive at the water, pick up a rock, look at what is flying around and then match the size, shape, and color of what they find.  Any fly fisherman who has spent much time on the water can tell you that sometimes this is great information, but other times fish are just too picky, too educated, the weather isn’t just right, or any number of other things that make up for the angler not catching fish.  There is however, a scientific approach to determining exactly what fly to use.

$75

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Understanding strike indicators and how to use them.

  • Become familiar with the many different types of strike indicators and how to use them.
  • Learn the pro’s and con’s of each type of indicator.
  • Finding the best indicator to use for different fishing situations.
  • Improving strike detection.
  • Using strike indicators to determine when your fly is at the right depth.
  • Sub-surface strike indicators.
  • Mending your own strike indicators and reading them.

Free

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  • Nymph fishing fundamentals.
  • Basic nymph set up.
  • Identifying nymphs and when to use them.
  • Understanding strike indicators.
  • Two fly rigs.

Free

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Learning the best fly fishing knots and the easiest ways to tie them makes fly fishing more enjoyable and definitely more effective.  Why spend lots of time tying knots when you can spend it fishing.

  • Clinch knot
  • Improved Clinch
  • Double Surgeons knot
  • Nail knot
  • Perfection Loop

Free

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Some of the fly fishing knots for salt water fishing are unique, due to the species of fish, the size of the flies and the varied sizes and composition of lines and leaders used in tropical environments.

  • Loop kots for attaching flies.
  • Attaching bite tippets/shock tippets.
  • How to tie and use the Bimini twist.
  • The Hufnagle knot.
  • Constructing the right leader for the species you are targeting and the situation you are in.

Free

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  • Fundamentals of dry fly fishing.
  • Understanding different floatants and how to use them.
  • Fishing small dries.

Free

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  • Getting started
  • Understanding the basics
  • Basic knots
  • Choosing flies
  • Dry fly fishing
  • Nymph fishing

Free

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The Provo River is an incredibly well known fly fishing destination throughout the United States for many good reasons.  Very few ‘blue ribbon’ fly fishing destinations are located so close to a metropolitan population the size of Salt Lake City.  The river sustains a healthy population of large trout accessible 365 days of the year.

There are many sections of the Provo and each one offers a unique and rewarding fly fishing experience.  Each section of the river is different than the others.  Understanding each section can give the fly fisherman an edge simply by knowing where to be and what to be using.

Our staff has over 100 years of combined fishing experience on the Provo River where we have fished every inch of it.  We have been guiding and teaching on this famed river system for decades.

  • The hatches of the Provo River.
  • Fly fishing the 4 seasons.
  • Understanding the many sections of the Provo.
  • Favorite flies for the Provo River.

Free

Fly Casting Classes

All fly casting classes taught here at Eddie Robinson’s Fly Fishing are taught by International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Instructors.  We put a large focus on differentiating substance and style.  It’s very important to us that after any fly casting class the angler can not only cast better but can understand and self diagnose their cast. Good Fly Casting is about control, not about distance.  Factors like how the fly lands on the water, how the line travels through the air, the shape and size of the loop, and also accuracy are greatly affected by control.

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Become a proficient fly caster without years of experience.  Learning the basics of the cast makes any fly fishing experience more rewarding and more enjoyable.

  • Determine what the proper stroke length should be for you and the equipment you have.
  • Learn proper timing that will make or break your cast.
  • Unrolling the line and leader.
  • Proper power application.
  • Line management.
  • Controlling slack.

$50

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This class is completely individualized and no two classes are the same.  Every person is built differently and each of us have our own casting styles based on our own anatomy

We will focus our attention on substance and how it relates to your body, your rod and line combination, and most importantly, we will focus on your needs based on the type of fishing you do.

We will break down your personal cast into exactly what faults you have and which of them are preventing your cast from going to the next level and achieving your goals

  • Understand the cause and the correction of each of your casting faults.
  • Learn to identify your own casting faults while fishing.
  • Understanding the difference between substance and style and how it relates to your own cast.
  • Learn how to practice properly in order to master your own cast.

$150

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Learning how to cast tight loops can increase distance, accuracy, and makes it easier to cast into the wind.

  • Understand the difference between the size of the loop and the shape of the loop.
  • Learn the difference between substance and style.
  • Gain loop control.
  • Improve your ability to self diagnose while on the stream.
  • Become proficient at adjusting loop size during fishing situations. (Tight loops aren’t always the best answer.)

$150

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Casting far is less important than increasing effective casting distance.  Being able to increase distance with accuracy makes every angler more effective in the wind or in precarious fishing situations.  If you’re looking to add a few yards to your cast or if you’re looking for extreme distance.  There’s not a fly fisherman alive who wouldn’t like to cast a little farther.

  • Adjusting stroke length with changes in distance.
  • Making the double haul more effective.
  • Adjusting Trajectory to match changes in distance.
  • Understanding and applying the 180 degree principle.
  • Shooting line.

$150

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There’s nothing worse than spending thousands of dollars on an exotic fly fishing trip and being distracted and frustrated with casting a heavy fly in the wind from a moving platform with accuracy.  Don’t do it!  Get the casting challenges out of the way prior to your trip and go enjoy your time in paradise.

If you’r planning that once in a lifetime saltwater fly fishing trip, or if you’ve spent years in the salt and wish to improve your ability to cast a heavily weighted crab into a head wind.  Fly casting in saltwater is not at all mysterious like some people would have you believe.  It is however, important that certain principles are understood and followed.  With proper understanding of these techniques, your experience in the salt will be enjoyable and rewarding.

$175

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A spey cast can be one of the most beautiful casts to witness and one of the funnest cast to perform.  Aside from the fact that spey casting is fun, it gives any angler command over the water.  Being able to pick up a fly from virtually any position and place it into any location, with or without a change of direction and without a back cast, makes spey casting one of the most valuable skills the fly fisherman will ever learn.

  • Learn the fundamental principles of the spey cast.
  • Understanding the 180 degree principle and how to make it work to your advantage.
  • The differences between substance and style.
  • How to choose a spy casting style that matches your equipment.
  • The single spey.
  • The snap ‘T’.
  • Double Spey.
  • Snake roll.
  • The switch cast.
  • Controlling the belly.
  • Mastering the anchor.

$200

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A spey cast is a type of cast, not a type of fishing or a type of rod.  Learning to spey cast with a single handed rod can make any fly fisherman more versatile on the water.  Once the fly fisherman learns the art of spey casting, the next step is learning how to fish more effectively using these versatile and unique casts.  Whether you are new to spey casting, or if you are an experienced spey caster who just want to use the techniques to become a more effective angler.  This class is fun and rewarding!

$200

Fly Tying Classes

Our fly tying classes here at Eddie Robinson’s Fly Fishing range from very basic introduction to  very in depth typical fly tying techniques. Wether you are getting started in the hobby or fine tuning your skills as a Atlantic salmon expert.  Each one of our fly tying classes is founded in techniques and principles that are universal across all fly tying.  As opposed to teaching very rudimentary techniques that are then repeated, which is the normal way of teaching fly tying in the industry of fly fishing.  We focus on technique.  Technique makes fly tying much easier and more fun.  Improving on fly tying techniques provides a quicker road to mastery.

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Introduction to Fly Tying

The Best Class for anyone interesting in tying flies.

This is a very fun class for any fly tier who has not spent a lot of time on the vice.  Wether you are just getting started or you’ve been away from the vice for a while and getting back into it, you will love this class.  You don’t need any materials or equipment.  We supply everything.

Free

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Tying Midge Flies

Learn to tie the the flies that imitate each stage in the life cycle of the Midge. We will tie the Midge Larva, Midge Pupa, and Midge Adult dry fly. The ‘midge’ as is it is known to the fly fisherman, is of the order ‘Diptera’, the largest order of aquatic insects on planet Earth. There are over 120,000 species in ‘North America’ alone. This incredibly important food source is often overlooked by fly fisherman due to excessive focus on the larger orders of aquatic insects. Midges exist in virtually every body of water and are an incredibly important insect to imitate for every trout fisherman. As with all of our fly tying classes, we focus on specific fly tying techniques used in tying ‘midges’ that enable the average fly tier to elevate their skills and tie better, more durable and more life like ‘midge’ flies.

$50

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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.

$50

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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.

$50

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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.

$50

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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, gills and more. We will put an emphasis on how and when to fish these flies that consistently produce the biggest fish.

$50

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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.

$50

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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.

$50

Advanced Fly Tying Classes

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Tying atlantic salmon flies is the pinnacle art of fly tying and has a 200 year old history. Deeply routed in tradition, this advanced level of fly tying has been continually refined by the worlds best fly tyers right up to the present day.

The techniques in this class enable the fly tyer to create the most elaborate and artistic flies.

Whether you want to fish your flies or put them in a frame, each class is different and customized to your personal fly tying skill and ability

You will improve your understanding of the nature of the materials you are working with and allow the materials to work for you, combined with advanced fly tying skills and techniques.

This class is not for everybody.  You must have a passion for fly tying.  But if you do, it is absolutely awesome!!

$200

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The skills learned in this class go hand in hand and work synonymously with the skills and techniques used in the tying of atlantic salmon flies.  This class focuses on understanding the nature of the materials while utilizing the advanced and refined techniques and styles used for creating classic spey flies.

$200

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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

This class is totally customized fly tying instruction that is individually catered to you.  It begins with an individual assessment of your fly tying background and experience combined with your personal goals.  Then we address any technique concerns and add the skills and techniques necessary to reach your needs and objectives.

3 hours of private instruction

$150