2021 Instinctive Fly Fishing Class Price: $495.00 Per Person

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This school is for intermediate to advanced fly fishers and based on Taylor’s Instinctive Fly Fishing II (included).

The Taos Fly Shop Instinctive School is designed for intermediate to advanced fly fishers. The curriculum is based on Taylor Streit’s Instinctive Fly Fishing II. A copy of the book is provided free of charge to all students enrolled in the class.

 

The school runs for two and a half days, beginning at 1pm at the Taos Fly Shop on Friday, April 30th and concludes the evening of Sunday, May 2nd. The majority of the class is held “on the water” with half of the weekend being devoted to guided fishing with 2-3 students per guide. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday are provided free of charge for all students enrolled in the class.

 

A few of the topics covered:

-Casts for different situations: reach cast, mend cast, curve cast etc…

-Proper positioning

-Mending

-Getting a good drift

-Setting the hook

-Hatches: when and where to fish them

-Fly Selection

-Euro nymphing

…and much more!

 Schedule

 Day 1

1:00pm Meet at Taos Fly Shop. Introductions

1:15pm- 2:30 pm. Discussion

            Topics Covered will include:

            *Stream flows

            *Water temps and weather

            *Where to fish and why

            *Flies

            *Rods- are you using the right one?

3:00pm-4:30 pm. Casting

            Types of casts will include:

            *Loops- wide, tight and tailing

            *Backhand casts

            *Tip cast

            *Oval cast

Day 2

9:00am Meet at Taos Fly Shop

9:15am – Depart for Rio Grande (conditions depending)

10:00am- 11:30am On the water demonstrations

            Skills demonstrated will include:

            *Drift- High Sticking, Mending

            *Hook setting

            *Reading water

11:30am - Noon Discussion, Q and A

Noon – 1:00pm Lunch, (provided)

1:00pm- 5:00pm Guided Instruction

 Day 3

 9:00 am Meet at Taos Fly Shop

9:15am Depart for the Costilla or the Los Pinos (conditions depending)

11:00am - Noon On the water demonstrations

            Skills demonstrated will include:

            *Positioning

            *Curve cast, reach mend

Noon- 1:00pm   Lunch (provided)

1:00pm-4:30pm Guided Instruction

4:30 pm Class dismissed