Nick is a long time shop employee, FFF Certified Casting Instructor, and Small Streams Guide.
There are many fly-fishers that feel fishing in the dead of winter is a foolhardy endeavor. I say, let them continue to think that way-it will mean more fish for the rest of us that know! Winter fishing on our local streams is a reality that more and more Utahn’s are beginning to realize, and for good reason. Our state has a large amount of tail-water fisheries (i.e. rivers and streams that flow out of dams.), which means that these streams rarely freeze over. The open water on these waterways is still teeming with aquatic insect life, and the fish feed on these tiny insects throughout the winter.
The purpose of this class is to teach and show anyone that wants to learn how to fish during the winter how to do so in a safe, fun, and effective manner. This means discussing what weather you should try to fish in, flies, leaders/tippets, safety concerns, etc. In short, this class should prepare you for your future winter outings on your own, and give the tools to have success during a time of the year where the fish can be tough to come by.
This class consists of an evening here at the shop, and then a half-day trip out to the river for a hands on experience. On Friday, the class will run from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. On Saturday, we'll be meeting on the Middle Provo River. Class will run from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM. This class has a maximum student capacity of 6 students, and sign-up is based on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a spot, you must call or come in and make at least half-down deposit. You will need to provide your own gear and flies for the class, but if you need any rentals (rod/reel, waders, boots, etc.) we can provide you with those for a small fee. Get rid of the winter blues, and get out with us to experience Utah’s “forgotten” season!!!