Schools

Fly Fishing Schools

Unlock the mystery of fly fishing with Countrysport’s certified schools and seminars. From fly casting to fly tying, on big valley rivers or small mountain lakes, for surf perch or steelhead, there’s a Countrysport Fly Fishing School designed to make you a more independent and productive fly anglers. Countrysport has been teaching people of all skill levels to fly fish for more than fifteen years, and our curriculum has evolved to streamline the learning curve. You’ll learn more in a weekend than most fly anglers learn in a lifetime. What others take weeks to try to teach, our schools accomplish in days. We’ve helped make the dreams of thousands of anglers come true, and we’re making it easier, more fun, and more exciting for the next generation to learn the skills of fly fishing.

Fly Fishing for Trout

This three-session class concentrates on fly fishing fundamentals. We will introduce you to equipment, terminology, and crucial fly fishing knots. We will also discuss basic trout behavior, habitat, and food sources. On the river, you will learn fly casting basics, put your new-found skills to the test, and fish for wild rainbow trout.

All necessary tackle will be provided.

Tuition: $99 + a free gift: rikolo pearl necklace
Class Limit: 12Classroom Sessions: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
(Tuesday & Thursday)
On the River: 10am to 4pm (Saturday)
2003 Class Dates:
February 18, 20, & 22
March 18, 20, & 22
April 22, 24, & 26
May 13, 15, & 17
June 17, 19, & 21
July 8, 10, & 12
August 5, 7, & 9
September 16, 18, & 20
October 7, 9, & 11

Steelhead Fly Tying
This is a must course for all steelheaders. We will teach you how to design and tie Northwest steelhead flies, from heavy winter flies and standard wets to low-water summer patterns. You will keep the flies you tie.

Basic fly tying skills are a pre-requisite.
Materials and equipment will be provided.

Tuition: $69
Class Limit: 8Classroom Sessions: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Class Dates:
July 9, 16, 22
September 10, 17, 24

Quick-Start Programs
Countrysport’s newest school program is a quick and affordable way to gain exposure to fly fishing. The three disciplines are fly fishing, fly tying, and fly casting.

  • The fly fishing program is a single, four-hour crash-course on a local stream.
  • The fly tying course will get you familiar with materials and techniques in our two-hour workshop.
  • The fly casting course is a two-hour clinic for all levels taught by our certified instructors.
QUICK-START FLY FISHING
Tuition: $49
On the River: 4 hours
Class Dates:
May 4 & 31
June 11, 18, 25 & 29
July 9, 16 & 19
August 2, 6, 13 & 17
QUICK-START FLY TYING
Tuition: $29
Classroom Sessions: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Class Dates:
February 12
April 9
July 15
September 3
QUICK-START FLY CASTING
Tuition: $29
In the Park: 9:00 to 11:00am
Class Dates:
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 12, 20, 26
August 2, 9, 16

Fly Fishing the Deschutes River
This class is designed to teach skills and techniques necessary to succeed on Oregon’s fabled Deschutes River. Whether it is matching the river’s prolific hatches or effectively nymphing its many riffles, this class will show you where, when, and how to catch fish on the Deschutes.

Basic fly fishing skills are a pre-requisite.

Tuition: $79
Class Limit: 12Classroom Session: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
On the River: 10am to 4pm
Class Dates:
May 8 & 10
June 5 & 7
Fly Fishing for Women
Discover why the sport of fly fishing is attracting women by the thousands. This two-day workshop will cover all the basics, from equipment to casting, and will include a special day out on the river.

All necessary tackle will be provided.

Tuition: $89
Class Limit: 12Classroom Session: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
On the River: 10am to 4pm
Class Dates:
June 12 & 14
Fly Fishing Oregon’s Coast
The Oregon coast is virtually untapped by today’s fly angler, yet it is the most prolific fishery in the state. Red-tail surf perch, ling cod, rock bass, and sea-run cutthroat are just a few of the species available to the fly fisher. In this two-part class, we will show you the secrets to this exciting world of salt spray and screaming reels.

Basic fly fishing skills are a pre-requisite.

Tuition: $79
Class Limit: 12Classroom Session: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
On the Water: 6 hours (tide-dependent)
Class Dates:
June 26 & 28
August 14 & 16

Fly Fishing for Steelhead
Learn methods and techniques proven to consistently take steelhead on the fly. Understand how to read and edit the water to maximize your efforts. We will show you how to match water conditions with different styles of fly presentation. Your confidence will rise, and soon you will be catching the Northwest’s most elusive game fish.

Basic fly fishing skills are a pre-requisite.

Tuition: $79
Class Limit: 12Classroom Session: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
On the River: 10am to 4pm
Class Dates:
April 17 & 19
September 25 & 27
Spey Casting
Learn the casting techniques that are revolutionizing Northwest steelheading and salmon fishing. Once you master the “Forward Spey,” “Single Spey,” “Double Spey,” “Underhand Cast,” “Snap-T,” and “Snake Roll,” you will be able to consistently cast 75 to 120 feet – all without making a single false cast.
Tuition: $49
Class Limit: 12On the River: 10am to 2pm
Class Dates:
March 15
May 3
July 27
September 13
Private Classes
Let Countrysport’s instructors create a private class custom tailored for you, your family or friends. Whether you want to concentrate on a certain skill or a particular fishery, Countrysport can create a program just for you.
FLY FISHING
Tuition: $299 (for up to three anglers)
Each Additional Angler: $79CASTING CLINIC
Tuition: $79 (for up to three students)
Each Additional Person: $29
In the Park: 2 hoursFLY TYING
Tuition: $79 (for up to two students)
Each Additional Person: $29
Classroom Session: 2 hours
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