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All Rocky Mountain Adventures fly-fishing instructors are skilled teachers. Our primary emphasis is on teaching you fly-fishing techniques that allow you to more thoroughly understand and enjoy the sport.

 

SWITCH ROD CASTING CLASS - NEW!

 

Rocky Mountain Adventures is now offering a Switch Rod Casting Class. Trout friendly switch rods are gaining in popularity with Colorado Anglers especially on such rivers as the Cache la Poudre and the Upper Colorado. Switch rods can be fished with one or two hands. Switch rods are normally 11 to 10 ½ feet in length and can be found in weights all the way down to 3/4. Switch rods allow the angler to easily cast copious amounts of line or high stick that out of reach pocket during high water. The students in our switch rod class will learn the essential spey casts such as the snake roll, snap-t and the double spey. Our students will also learn how these multi-faceted angling tools can be used to pursue trout in our own backyard.

 
 
Meeting Times: : 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Departure location: : RMA Fort Collins Store
Cost: : $180
Season: : March to Early November

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Casting Class Please call to schedule a class time that works for you! We always do our best to customize a time that works with your schedule However, space is limited so call ahead of time 1-800-858-6808

 
 

Book Fort Collins Casting Class

 
  Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
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BEGINNER FLY CASTING CLASS

 

This class is where it all begins. Learn to cast properly and you have just increased the likelihood that you will consistently catch fish. During the class you will learn the straight-line cast, reach cast and roll cast. If time allows and your skills are coming along, we will teach you the basics of the double haul. We supply the equipment but, if you have a rod, bring it along as there is nothing nicer than learning to use your own equipment.

 
 
Beginner Fly Casting Class in Fort Collins
Meeting Times: : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Departure location: : RMA Fort Collins Store
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $49
Season: : March to Early November
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Beginning Fly Casting Class in Estes Park
Meeting Times: : 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Departure location: : Estes Park Library
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $49
Season: : March to Early November
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Casting Class Please call to schedule a class time that works for you! We always do our best to customize a time that works with your schedule However, space is limited so call ahead of time 1-800-858-6808

 
Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.

BEGINNER ANGLER'S CLASS

 

The focus of this six hour class is on how to catch fish. Using local waters, our instructors will teach you the necessary basic skills. In addition, the class provides you the opportunity to repeatedly practice your cast.

We will teach you :

  • Presentation : Learn to mend line and present the fly to the fish
  • Knots : Learn the required knots for leaders, tippet and fliers.
  • Reading Water : Learn where trout live, why they live there, and how to fish riffles, pocket water and meanders.
  • Nymphing : Learn techniques to increase your catch rates on any river you fish.
  • Dry Fly Techniques : How to effectively present dry flies to rising trout.

 
 
Beginner Angler's Casting Class in Fort Collins
Meeting Times: : 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Departure location: : RMA Fort Collins Store
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $115
Season: : March to Early November
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Beginning Angler's Casting Class in Estes Park
Meeting Times: : 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Departure location: : Estes Park Library
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $115
Season: : March to Early November
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Angler Class Space is limited so call ahead of time 1-800-858-6808

 
Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.

BEGINNER NYMPH FISHING CLASS

 

This is an introductory four hour class focused exclusively on nymph fishing. Being able to nymph fish is essential for productive trout fishing. Trout feed primarily on sub-surface insects or nymphs. Learning the correct techniques will greatly increase your catch rate. You will learn the basics of nymph fishing with indicators, multiple flies, weights, proper gear, essential knots and entomology. Also, you will learn the high stick and the essential dead drift techniques along with how to recognize takes, properly set your hook and how to play and land fish. This class will emphasize how to read water and improve your wading skills. This class is very informative and fun so come prepared to spend lots of time on the water to learn and refine your skills.

 
 
Nymph Fishing Class in Fort Collins
Meeting Times: : 1:00 PM to 5 PM
Departure location: : RMA Fort Collins Store
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $95
Season: : March to Early November
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Nymph Fishing Class in Estes Park
Meeting Times: : 1:00 PM to 5 PM
Departure location: : Estes Park Library
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $95
Season: : March to Early November
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Book Fort Collins Casting Class
 
 

Nymph Class Space is limited so call ahead of time 1-800-858-6808

 
Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.
 
 

TWO-DAY ANGLERS' FAST TRACK CLASS

 

If you want to speed your learning curve, take this class. You will find it to be action packed. During the first day, the emphasis is on learning many of the basics from the Beginner Fly Casting Class and Beginner Angler's Class. The second day is spent walk-wading on a productive trout bearing river where you get to practice your newly learned skills. Who knows, you might catch the Rocky Mountain Grand Slam.

 
 
Two Day Class in Fort Collins
Meeting Times: : 1:00 PM to 5 PM
Departure location: : RMA Fort Collins Store
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $395
Season: : March to Early November
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Two Day Class Please call for scheduling and availability 1-800-858-6808
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Two Day Class in Estes Park
Meeting Times: : 1:00 PM to 5 PM
Departure location: : RMA Estes Park Store
Adult (13 and up) Cost: : $395
Season: : March to Early November
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Two Day Class Please call for scheduling and availability 1-800-858-6808
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For fishing trips in Colorado, you will need to purchase a Colorado fishing license. Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your fly fishing class. You can also book a class using our online booking agent. Click here for more information about multiple class discounts, what to bring, and making reservations.

 
Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.
 
Trips
 
 


All Rocky Mountain Adventures fly-fishing instructors are skilled teachers. Our primary emphasis is on teaching you fly-fishing techniques that allow you to more thoroughly understand and enjoy the sport.

 

Big Thompson

 
With its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Big Thompson River just below the town of Estes Park is a classic canyon trout river. The personality of this 30-foot-wide trout stream is best described as pocket water and riffles.

Because of the diversity of water and abundance of trout, the Big Thompson provides a remarkable walk-wading fly-fishing experience for the never-ever or the well-fished angler. The 10-12 inch rainbow or brown trout will take dry flies or nymphs.


 
 
Meeting Times: Per reservation
Departure location: Estes Park Library Parking Lot
1 Angler - Half Day $135
2 Anglers - Half Day $200
1 Angler - Full Day $225
2 Anglers - Full Day $290
 
 

Book the Wade/Walk Trip

 
Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your fly fishing trip. You can also book a trip using our online booking agent.

Click here for more information about multiple class discounts, what to bring, and making reservations.
For fishing trips in Colorado, you will need to purchase a Colorado fishing license.
  Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.
 

CACHE LA POUDRE

 
The Cache la Poudre River flows through the Poudre Canyon located just outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Granite canyon walls 500 feet high provide the backdrop for your fishing experience.

This active Colorado canyon river offers numerous fly-fishing experiences. Try your hand at walk-wading along the river's banks or travel by boat to float-fish the more remote sections. As an angler, you can find a variety of water types - slow meanders and pocket water to deep pools and riffles. When casting dry flies and nymphs, you will notice frequent action from the many 10-14 inch rainbows and browns that inhabit the river.


 
 
Meeting Times: Per reservation
Departure location: RMA Fort Collins Store
1 Angler - Half Day $135
2 Anglers - Half Day $200
1 Angler - Full Day $225
2 Anglers - Full Day $290
 
 

Book the Wade/Walk Trip

 
Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your fly fishing trip. You can also book a trip using our online booking agent.

Click here for more information about multiple class discounts, what to bring, and making reservations.
For fishing trips in Colorado, you will need to purchase a Colorado fishing license.
  Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

 
Imagine fly-casting among snow-capped peaks, mountain meadows, beaver ponds and aspen groves. This is Colorado fly-fishing at its best. Within the park's boundary the angler will have the chance to catch and release wild rainbow, browns, brookies and cutthroats. Because of a short growing season these active trout range 8 to 10 inches.

 
 
Meeting Times: Per reservation
Departure location: Estes Park Library Parking Lot
1 Angler - Half Day $135
2 Anglers - Half Day $200
1 Angler - Full Day $225
2 Anglers - Full Day $290
 
 

Book the Wade/Walk Trip

 
Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your fly fishing trip. You can also book a trip using our online booking agent.

Click here for more information about multiple class discounts, what to bring, and making reservations.
For fishing trips in Colorado, you will need to purchase a Colorado fishing license.
  Please remember that our trips go rain or shine.
Click here for our complete reservation & cancellation policies.