Three Reasons to Work with a Fly Fishing Instructor

If you’re just getting started out in fly fishing, you may ask yourself some key questions like “am I casting right?” or “which knot do I use for this application?” or maybe even “what are the fishing eating right now and how do I catch them?”. With time, many questions like this will be answered through experience but for many anglers, it is easy to want to fast-track your learning curve so that you can be successful quickly. Well, if this applies to you, you’re in the right place and you will benefit from learning from a fly fishing instructor. Read more to learn about the three reasons why we recommend working with a fly fishing instructor.

fly fishermen stands in a Colorado trout stream with a vest on and a net hanging off his back

1. Do It Right The First Time

When you work with a fly fishing instructor, you’ll learn the right way to cast, tie knots, and handle your fishing tackle. If you’re just starting out, there are a number of resources available, from the internet to how-to books, but nothing compares to face-to-face with a fly fishing instructor. A fly fishing instructor will fast track your learning curve, showing you the proper way to be successful, making fly fishing a more enjoyable experience.

2. Find The Best Fishing Spots

Our fly fishing instructors know where to go given water conditions, seasonality, hatches, and what has been productive recently. The most important thing in fly fishing is where you’re standing! If you’re not in front of the fish, you will not be able to catch them, which is why it is paramount to know where to fish and when. As you fish, you’ll learn what works for specific areas without the trial and error of going it alone.

3. Save Money On Gear

If you’re completely new to fly fishing, purchasing gear may seem like a hefty investment, and it can be even more dangerous to your bank account if you don’t know what you need to buy. Take a fly fishing lesson before you dive in so that you can see what you need and what you don’t need. And don’t worry, we’ll provide all the gear for your lesson or Estes Park guided fly fishing trip. If you love it and want to do more on your own, our Colorado fly shop is happy to hook you up!

Our Colorado fly shop is more than a fishing gear supply store, we offer Colorado guided fly fishing and lessons with a fly fishing instructor. No matter what your experience level, we have a tailored experience for every angler. While we’re happy to help you find the right gear to get started, we highly recommend working with an experienced fly fishing instructor to help you make the most of your new hobby.