Fly Fishing Classes

Fly Fishing

We teach a number of fly fishing classes here at Eddie Robinson’s Fly Fishing.  Some classes are free and some classes have a nominal fee.  Each of the classes we teach here at Eddie Robinson’s focuses on system based techniques that have been proven and continually produce results.  Our Fly Fishing classes range from on-stream how to classes to classroom style instruction.

Introduction to Fly Fishing

This class focuses on understanding the necessary gear, techniques, and flies.  It also goes over how to assemble, choose, and utilize successful fly fishing techniques.

On-stream Fly Fishing Strategies and Techniques

This is a 6 hour on-stream class that covers many different topics.  This class covers fly selection, sampling the river, finding the fish, where the fish live, and why the fish live there.  In this class you will also learn about current speed, casting angles, and on stream observations.

On stream Fly Fishing Systems and Methodologies

This is a very advanced class ideally structured for individuals who have taken our on-stream strategies and techniques class.  The on-stream fly fishing systems and methodologies class is 6 to 8 hours on stream, where we utilize proven techniques and systems that are taught here at Eddie Robinson’s Fly Fishing.  Once we arrive on-stream, we make on-stream observations, sample the water, identify the triggers, choose the correct fly, construct our leader, find our fish, identify the fish’s target zone, determine current speed and casting angles, and subsequently catch our fish.  The system then repeated.  This class is done in small groups or private classes.  The information from this class will be an excellent addition to the arsenal of the experienced angler.

Leader Construction

Leader Construction is the most misunderstood element of fly fishing. The leader is the one thing that connects the angler and the fly.  Understanding the physics of leader construction, energy dissipation, and energy transfer is the main key that separates the novice fisherman from the thoughtful angler who solves fishing situations using physics.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Classes

Fly Casting Classes

Fly Casting

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.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Classes

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Classes

Fly Tying Classes

Fly Tying

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.

Introduction to Fly Tying

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 of 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.

Beginning Fly Tying

Tying Midge Flies

tyingaLearn 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 virtually 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.   6 people max. per class

Tying Provo River Midges

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.

Tying Soft Hackles and Emergers

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.

Tying Blue Wing Olives

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.

6 people max.

Tying Flies for Spawning Fish

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.

Tying Streamers

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.

Advanced Fly Tying

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

Tying Provo River Sow Bugs

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.

6 people max. per class