Colorado Mountain Club Fly Fishing School is Back in 2022

Catch and release is our motto! If you have ever wanted to learn to fly fish or improve your existing skills, this school is for you.
February 15, 2022

Catch and release is our motto!

Designed for both beginning and novice anglers the CMC Fly Fishing School has a long history and reputation for quality and cost-effective fly-fishing instruction. Our instructors help students learn in the classroom as well as on the water. Instructors teach students about fly fishing equipment, casting, knots, flies, fish behavior, wading safety and more! The school includes two evening classes and three field days. Completion of this school (or similar fly-fishing experience) is required for the Denver Group’s Fly-Fishing section trips. To learn more and register, go to

COVID Protocol:

Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, specifically you have received 2 does of Moderna or Pfizer or 1 dose of the J&J vaccine, and can provide proof of vaccination [i.e., your original DHHS/CDC vaccination record card (form MLS319813_r )]. Please bring your proof of vaccination to the first class.

Be willing to wear a mask around your nose and mouth (required for instructors and students) while participating in indoor classroom portions of the school. No masks are required while outside.  Masks will be provided; they will be 5 ply KN 95 style. To be the most equitable, we will require participants to use the masks we provide.

Class Schedule:

Classes are held at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO.

Class #1: Thursday April 14, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m in conference rooms A & B.
Class #2: Wednesday April 20, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m in conference rooms B & C.

Field Days:

Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at JEFFCO Pine Valley Ranch Open Space.
Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at JEFFCO Pine Valley Ranch Open Space.
Saturday, May 7 group’s senior instructor’s will arrange a time and location along the Front Range.

Fees and information:

Tuition is $215.00.

Students receive a comprehensive 100-page handbook, 24 flies, and accessories — valued at over $100. You will need: sunglasses, appropriate clothing (hat, base layers, insulation layer and waterproof jacket) a 5-weight fly rod, fly reel with backing and five weight floating fly line (preferably weight forward), chest waders and wading belt, wading boots and a valid Colorado fishing license before the first field day, Saturday April 4th.

We will provide guidance on equipment purchases in the classroom, so if you don’t already have equipment please wait until you receive that guidance. The CMC Fly Fishing Section has some rental rods and reels, and the school instructors will assist you in equipment selection during the class nights.

To Register:

This class is popular and fills up fast! To sign up go to and click on the Classes Calendar and find the first classroom date on the calendar (April 14, 2022).

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Margie Marlin
Margie Marlin says:
Apr 26, 2023 08:01 PM

Please notify me when there is going to be another fly fishing class.

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