Education

Introduction to FF

The Intro to Fly Fishing Class is a 2 session class and will cover a wide variety of topics needed to get started. In the initial class we will cover the basics of fly fishing in Western Colorado along with a breakdown of local fishing spots. We will get you caught up on all of the gear you need, and discuss the difficult terminology that comes along with it. A  detailed talk on flies for different areas and times will follow including a list of needed flies for this area. For session 2 we will meet at a local park to orient ourselves with fly casting and important knots. We will finish the session with a walk along the river to discuss entomology and reading water.  May 26 : 6-8pm / May 28 : 8-11am / $200pp

 
Bio
Jacob Powell is a FFI certified casting instructor who grew up in Western Colorado. He has extensive experience guiding and instructing fly fishing in multiple states. Currently he is the Airlfo Specialist for Mayfly Outdoors here in Montrose. Living in Hotchkiss, Jacob likes to get out and fish the Gunnison River along with many small mountain streams throughout the season. 
 
Casting In the Wind Seminar
Springtime brings blustery weather in Colorado and many other areas. Rarely do we have the choice to fish on perfect days this time of year. Come watch as FFI certified casting instructor Jacob Powell reviews essential techniques for casting in the wind. There will  be tips on how to accommodate for just about any windy situation, something you will not want to miss.
 
Casting Dry Flies Seminar
We are moving into dry fly season in Colorado. The bugs are hatching and the fish are starting to look up. Come join Jacob Powell, FFI certified casting instructor, for an in-depth discussion on the do's and don'ts of dry fly fishing. Surely we all could use some help with our casting game, this seminar will not disappoint.