Frying Pan Anglers Guide School/Fishing Camp.
With the completion of the Frying Pan River Lodge, we can now undertake something we have wanted to do for some time now.
We are now conducting a Guide School/Fishing Camp (see below)in Basalt at our lodge at 100 Frying Pan Road Basalt.
In addition we will shortly be offering a new Float Guide Certification Course (Click here) to those of you who are interested solely in getting rowing accreditation to become a float guide.
Guide School/ Fishing Camp.
The goal of this course is two-fold.
If you want to be a fishing guide our goal is to qualify the applicant to be a wade guide in Colorado after 5 days. In addition, the first section of the course will qualify the guide for 25 hours of instruction towards being qualified as a float guide.
The remaining 25 hours of qualified rowing ending in a rowing certification can be conducted over an additional 3 days of floating.
In addition classes will be given in czech nymphing, spey casting and streamer fishing techniques. We will also have a formal discussion in marketing the fishing and guiding business.
At the end of the course those completing satisfactorily and impressing our coaches will have the opportunity of applying for a guide position at one of our three shops.
In addition we propose conducting a guide rowing accreditation course for those guides who are already guiding professionally and who just want to get a rowing accreditiation. Details of that new course are here.
For those who don't want to be fishing guides but just want to spend a week with other like minded fishermen and fishing guides this is the perfect opportunity to just "hang out". You will spend the entire time with the guides in a range of circumstances and will have the opportunity to learn whatever you like which we can teach you.
As noted above, we will be exploring a number of different techniques ranging from competitive rigs, to streamer fishing and spey casting. Our programme is a little more flexible for those who just want to attend a camp and so if you would prefer more wade fishing than floating that can be done as well.
Check out the photos from our April 2015 School.
Check out other photos from our October 2015 School.
Check out photos from our April 2016 School.
Check out photos from our October 2016 School.
Some more photos from our first April 2017 School.
Photos from our second April 2017 School.
Some photos from our October 2017 School.
Dates for 2018
Our April Courses will be as follows:
- April 14th - 21st, 2018
- April 28th - May 5th 2018
- October 13th - 20th 2018
Contact Cameron to leave your details with him so we can keep you informed.
Program - Fly Fishing Guiding 101
For Complete Syllabus please refer here.
Day 1 – Meet at House 8am.
Day 2 – Meet at House 8 am
Day 5 – Meet at House
Program - Fly Fishing Guiding 102.
Every Evening we will conduct optional fly tying lessons if you are interested.
Lodging is provided for participants at Frying Pan Lodge, located on the Frying Pan River.
5 days - $1950 with accomodation. $1250 without accomodation.
Frying Pan River Lodge.
The school will be conducted at our new lodging in Basalt. It is located opposite our new shop in Basalt on the Corner of Riverside Drive and Midland Avenue.
Why come to our guide school?
We offer a number of advantages over other guide schools.
1. We are registered and bonded as a private occupational school as required under Colorado State Law.
2. We provide accomodation as part of the cost of the course.
3. You will experience both drift boat and rafting rowing on relatively challenging waters which will prepare you for most rivers fished in Colorado.
4. At the end of the course if you are interested in becoming a guide and provided you satisfy your coaches and instructors you will have the opportunity of applying for a position at one of our 3 shops.
If instead you are interested in attending our upcoming Float Guide Accreditation Course, details of the course are here. We will advise the dates shortly.
Here are some testimonials from our recent course.
The lodge address is 100 Frying Pan Road.
For further details contact Cameron either by email or ring him on 248 - 388 1649.
You can always leave a message at the shop as well on 970-927 3441.