Trout Fishing Basics

Fishing classes are postponed until the covid threat is over due to a lot of close contact and chances for exposure. Hopefully the threat is over by this summer or fall of 2021.

Any reason for wanting to learn about trout fishing is a good one. You can immerse yourself for a lifetime in pursuit of trout and places they live. Getting started in the sport can be frustrating at times. Some hands on experience will help ease your mind.

• Learn about the equipment and how to set it up.
• Learn good casting basics and to be aware of your surroundings so you don't end up with tangled line all the time.
• Learn about what trout eat and the flies used to catch them.
• Learn how to go about finding trout in the waters where they live.
• Learn when and how to use varied techniques that include fishing dry flies, the wet fly swing, nymphing and fishing with streamers.



1 person $200

2 people $250

We will get started at Glen Park in River Falls and end up on the Kinnickinnic River that is nearby. If you need equipment I have it all except for a somewhat limited selection of waders. The class is about 6 hours long and we will take a short break for something to eat, so bring a sandwich. You will need to purchase a Wisconsin fishing license and trout stamp prior to the class since we will have flies tied on and you may catch fish while your learning various fishing techniques. Licenses are available in town, but you are not guaranteed to get one the day of the class. Your best option would be through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.

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Group Classes Available

I teach larger groups through Lunds Fly shop in River Falls Wisconsin. Learn fly tying, basic casting, knots and rigging and trout fishing techniques. Visit their website at www.lundsflyshop.com or call them at 1-715-425-2415

Contact Rob Kolakowski at rob@robsflyfishing.com
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