Interested or ready for a Women’s Fly Fishing Class with Live Practice? Ladies, have you ever wanted to try your hand at fly fishing or meet some new gals that are beginning to fly fish? This one is for you. No experience is necessary, equipment is available if needed. This beginner’s day clinic will teach you everything you need to know to get a great start in the sport of fly fishing and will feature indoor education in the morning and outside live river (wading only) practice in the afternoon/early evening. Information is specific to the Missoula river area and hosted by Adventure Missoula.
If you are already a beginner angler, these classes will help fine tune and develop a few new skills and techniques. This women’s fly fishing class will also allow you to make some connections with other women and learn from two local expert fly fishing guides.
This class features a full day 8 hour clinic designed to build a fly fishing foundation through basic practical education, building confidence in personal skills, and live practice. It is geared for those individuals with little to no fly fishing experience, but some foundation knowledge. The day clinic experience is about learning the fly fishing basics and everything you will need to get you on the water, strategize your outing, and fishing on your own.
Taught by local guides, Jared Forsythe and Jake Putnam, class size is limited to 5 to 10 gals so we can provide both group and individual instruction opportunities. A day clinic’s more individualized attention is critical for fly fishing. We can read, watch, and learn, but the action comes next and a sense of self awareness is important in casting and fishing and well…..because we’re not always doing what we think we’re doing. To paraphrase Moshe Feldenkrais, “When you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want.”
2023: Women’s Fly Fishing Class Missoula, Montana
May Date: 5/20
8 Hour Day Clinic for Women Beginners
9am – 5pm
Participation Limits: 5-10 women
Cost $200 per student
Instructors: Jake Putnam and Jared Forsythe
Class will cover in the morning (indoors and outdoors):
- Equipment needed to go out on your own and/or nice to have
- What type of fly rod is needed for this area
- Rigging a fly rod
- Basic Knots to fish
- Type of Fish here in Missoula rivers
- Where to Fish and when
- Types of casts
- Basic Terminology
- Flies and Types
- Places to Fish in the Missoula Area
Class will cover in the afternoon (wade fishing at the river with both instructors):
- Safely wading the river
- Predicting where fish are located
- Practice casting in moving water
- Detangling line
- Managing equipment at the river
- Handling fish and keep ’em wet etiquette
What to Bring to the Women’s Clinic:
- Lunch and Drinks for all day
- Gear you have
- Notebook and Pen
- MT Fishing License
- Fly rods are provided for folks who lack a rod. Let us know during registration process
- Footwear that can get wet (water sandals, wading boots, or old sneakers)
- Rain jacket/layers – we will go out in the afternoon for live river practice wade fishing regardless of imperfect weather
Location of Women’s Fly Fishing Class; 20 minutes outside of Missoula, location provided at registration
Please be sure you can attend before registering. Refunds/reschedules will only be given if weather or water conditions prohibit the class from running at instructor discretion. Refunds will not be available for cancellations or no shows.
Interested in going out with other gals or groups?