Beginner Lessons

Intro to Fly Fishing ClinicIntroduction To Fly Fishing

Introduction to Fly Fishing is our most popular clinic for anglers new to the sport, and also those looking to build a solid foundation of fly fishing fundamentals.  Held ON THE WATER, this engaging class offers anglers the perfect learning environment through which to more quickly develop a solid foundation of fly fishing knowledge and skill.  This is a superb introduction to equipment, knots, fly selection, trout behavior, casting technique, and presentation tactics.


Intro to Fly Fishing is a hands-on, river fishing educational experience, with instruction and feedback from our knowledgeable staff.  We purposely keep a low (3:1) instructor: student ratio so we can optimize the individualized instructional time spent with each student. Our emphasis is to provide high quality instruction. For the angler who really wants to learn how to fly fish on their own, this class is a tremendous value.


5280 Angler will provide: waders and boots, fly rods & reels, leader tippet, flies and reference materials. 

Students only need to supply fishing licenses, appropriate clothing, sunglasses, hat, and lunch. Students with their own equipment are highly encouraged to bring it with them to the class, so that you’ll be learning with the same gear you’ll later be fishing with independently.


  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Knots
  • Rigging
  • Fish Behavior/Where to Find Fish in a River
  • Entomology & Fly Selection
  • Casting Technique
  • Presentation Tactics
  • Safety

The additional emphasis throughout the class is to have fun, be safe, and YES, try to CATCH SOME TROUT!

Cost: $175/Person

Instructors: 5280 Angler Guide Staff

Meeting Location: TBD

On the Water Locations: Clear Creek, Bear Creek, or other Nearby Front Range Streams, depending upon optimal conditions.

Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Class Dates: TBD

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