One Day Beginner Fly Fishing Schools


Iron Bow Fly Fishing one day beginner fly fishing schools are by far our most popular workshops. We introduce the novice angler to the fundamentals of fly fishing under the guidance of experienced guides and instructors.

One Day classes are broken down into a comfortable mixture of classroom time, personalized casting instruction and strategy lectures. 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.

One Day Beginner School Topics

  • Tackle - Understanding your tackle and selection of gear for the right fishing circumstances.
  • Fly Fishing Knots - Practical fly fishing knots and rigging.
  • Fly Casting Fundamentals - Loading rod, false casting, roll casting, double haul.
  • Entomology and Fly Selection - Insect identification and behavior (river and lake) fly selection including dries, nymphs and streamers.
  • Fly Fishing Strategies - Reading and understanding trout holding water, stalking and approach, as well as other proven tactics.
  • How To Hook and Land Fish - Learn the intricacies of hooking, fighting, and landing fish as well as proper release techniques.

The School is held on a private spring fed trout pond just 17 Kms north and west of Cochrane. Students will have the opportunity to put their new found skills to the test after the class for some heart stopping rainbow trout fishing.

What’s Included
All equipment and flies, as well as a comprehensive school booklet that is yours to keep for future reference, rod fee, hearty lunch and beverages. (If you have and would like to bring your own equipment we encourage that as well).

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.

School Dates 2017
May 5, May 12, May 26, June 9, June 16, June 23, July 14, July 28 and August 11

Beginner School Rates

$225.00 Plus tax

The classes are limited to 10 students with 2 Instructors

To register for schools please call (403) 288-3474 during business hours.  We can answer any questions you may have and you can check availability and confirm your reservation in just minutes.