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In conjunction with Scott Fly Rods, we are pleased to be offering this very popular school.

Do highly educated and tippet shy wary brown trout, laying in low and clear water, with strange currents intimidate you?? These creeks can challenge even the best of anglers, flies have to be exact, approaches have to be stealthy, drifts have to be perfect and drag free. These are not the creeks for beginners, you must bring your “A” game, your casting has to be precise and have knowledge of local hatches. Even the clothes you wear may all play a part in whether you become a successful Spring Creek angler. I have seen seasoned anglers fish these creeks once and never return because of the frustration level. But the reward is worth every second of frustration.

This school is designed for the intermediate to advanced angler who wants to learn the ways of the Spring Creek and it’s residents. Most anglers who take the course fall in love with these creeks as they are generally less visited by other anglers. Your skill level and powers of observation will be heightened allowing you to go to nearly any creek without ever being intimidated again.

Enjoy a full day of instruction that will help you unravel the mysteries of the spring creek. The day will be dedicated to solving these small technical trout streams, an emphasis will be placed on gear selection and setup, casting, flies, stalking and approach. In addition, you will gain the understanding of the dynamics of these streams, hatches and their fish. These streams demand a certain degree of precision, patience and this experience and will help any student improve their angling skills. A surreal experience.

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Iron Bow Fly Shop has hosted this very popular Spring Creek School for the fourth year. Michael Day and Paul Laframboise, Bow River guides and small creek enthusiasts will be hosting this year.

Nestled on the east slope of the foothills of the Rockies, the classroom is a clear tranquil brown trout stream, a short 45 kms from Calgary. This will challenge even the most experienced angler and refine his or her skills.

Recommended Equipment List

You will need to have small creek rods in a medium to fast action. We suggest 7’6” to 9” long rods in 3wt to 5wt.

Fly lines should have muted colors that will blend into the surroundings and allow for delicate deliveries.

Leaders should be 9’ to 15’, Tippets in 3x - 6x

We will have an updated fly selection closer to the date of the school which will be dependant on the conditions at the time.

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Spring Creek School - $250/day, 1 angler

Class is limited to 10 students, 2 instructors

2019 Available Dates:

June 15 or 16th, 2019

What’s Included

This 1 day school includes hearty lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, instruction and use of the private stretch of a brown trout stream.

What’s Not Included

5% GST is not included. Please ensure that you have a valid Alberta provincial fishing license which can be purchased through www.albertarelm.com.

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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