Iron Bow Fly Shop’s One Day Beginner Fly Fishing Schools are designed to introduce the beginner angler to the great sport that we love. The day is broken down into a comfortable mixture of presentations and discussions, instruction and personalized casting. The school is held on a private pond in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With the large amount of information covered during the day, we feel that a low student to teacher ratio is important, making sure all students get personalized attention while in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.

The School’s hosts are Alberta Guides chosen specifically for their love of teaching the sport to beginners. They bring decades of experience in all aspects of the sport and will have you on the water catching fish in no time!!

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The School is designed to take you to a level where you will be prepared, comfortable and competent heading out on the water. The day begins with a detailed overview of tackle, equipment and applications. Topics include:

Tackle - Fly Rods, Lines, Reels, Leaders and how to put it all together.

Essentail Knots - Arbor, Albright, Nail, Blood, Surgeons and the Improved clinch knot, the best way to tie and use them.

Gear and Accessories.

Entomology and Fly Selection - Mayfly, Caddis, Stonefly, Midge, Terrestrials, Forage Fish and how to fill your fly box.

Fly Fishing Strategies - Reading Water, trout habits, descriptions and presentation.

Striking, playing, landing and releasing fish.

Ettiquette and Stewardship.

An afternoon of professional casting instruction, the basic cast, understanding rod loading, false casting, roll casting and the double haul.

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Beginner Fly Fishing Schools - $225/day, 1 angler

Class is limited to 10 students, 2 instructors

2019 Available Dates:

May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, July 6, 20, August 10, 2019

What’s Included

All equipment, as well as a comprehensive school booklet that is yours to keep for future reference, hearty lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. We encourage you to bring your own equipment if you have it, this way we can help ensure you are confident with your specific outfit.

A one time 10% off coupon will be given to students at the completion of course. If you so choose to purchase equipment before the class, we will apply the 10% coupon at that time.

What’s Not Included

5% GST is not included.

Terms and Conditions

Schools require full payment at the time of booking. In order to make this as stress free as possible and fair to all involved, Iron Bow allows cancelations up to one week in advance of the scheduled school with a full refund, less $25.00. If you cancel in the last week or fail to show, you forfeit the full school amount. If Iron Bow cancels due to weather or water conditions, you will receive a full refund or we can reschedule at the customers request. Receipt of payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses.


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Or call us at the shop at 403-288-3474 for more information!!