Beginner Fly Fishing

Beginner Fly Fishing

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Dates:
August 10 - 13
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Lou, Mark, and Ron Amendola
Age:
18+
Program Type:
Field Seminars

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The Beginner Fly Fishing Seminar is an introduction to fly fishing in YNP, and it will cover the basic skills necessary for you to fly fish for trout confidently in mountain environments. You will start with equipment setup and continue through fly fishing techniques needed for a successful day of fishing. You'll also discuss wilderness safety and environmental stewardship. The seminar will include three instructors to provide you with individual instruction as needed.

We love continuing to learn about fly fishing, and we hope that you will too! You have the privilege to experience together some of the most beautiful trout waters this country has to offer. Think of it, learning to fly fish in Yellowstone National Park.

About the instructor

The Amendola brothers have been fly fishing Yellowstone National Park for over twenty years. Since 2019, they have spent months each summer working and fly fishing out of the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. They have logged countless hours fishing the waters of the Northeast Region and other locations within the Park. Ron coaches wrestling and is a retired aerospace project manager, Mark is a retired hospital director of physical therapy and therapist to professional and Olympic athletes while Lou is a retired dentist and dental director. Their desire is to share with others the privilege that is fly fishing Yellowstone National Park.

Download Program Information:

Beginner Fly Fishing Course Letter

More Information:

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.