Introduction To Fly Fishing

Class Price: $50

Thinking about getting into fly fishing? Learn about the places people go to fly fish, what species are out there to fish for, how much or how little it costs to get started, the right equipment to use, the required knots you should know. You will get to see a great basic trout fly selection, common fly fishing techniques, the mechanics of casting a fly rod, basic entomology on aquatic insects, stream etiquette and more. This “in-store” class answers all the questions that you may have as a beginner. There is also a casting session with some very basic instruction on making a straight line cast. The Intro To Fly Fishing Class is a great way get into the sport of fly fishing without feeling overwhelmed.

The Intro classes are held at the shop typically on the 2nd Saturday of every month and are limited to 10 participants. If you are interested in attending one of the Intro Fly Fishing classes, please call the shop at (916) 722-1055 during business hours and we will check availability and reserve your spot.

∗Required Items: Knot tying tool and line nippers. Rod/reel are provided for the casting portion of the class.

Fly Tying

Class Price: $25

Beginner and advanced classes available.

There's nothing more gratifying as a fly fishing angler than catching a fish on something you created. And it's not as hard as you may think. To help get you in the game, Fly Fishing Specialties offers a series of fly tying classes, from beginning thru advanced. 

Our Fly Tying classes are held at the shop and scheduled as needed. Our instructor, Dennis Lee, has many years of experience and is a well known accomplished angler. If you would like to attend, please call the shop for dates and to check availability to reserve your spot. Also, once a month we have a free “Tyin 'N' Lyin” session after the shop closes and everyone is always invited. Pizza is provided!

 Required Items: Fly tying vise, thread bobbin, scissors, fly tying materials.

On-Stream Fly Fishing Clinics

Clinic Price: Call for details and availability.

New to the sport? Maybe you've been at it a while and it's time to take your skills to the next level. With all the different types of techniques, tactics and new fishing styles today, there are endless ways to catch fish on fly gear. If you are a beginner or a seasoned fisherman, a day on the water with a guide will help make you a better fly angler. Our on-stream fishing clinics are designed to be fun and informative. So, whether you need help with nymphing for trout, spey casting for steelhead, or casting in the wind before heading off to Christmas Island, tips from a pro will definitely get you back in the game.