Beginner’s Fly Fishing
July 9 - 12
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Our Fly Fishing for Beginners course will provide an excellent opportunity to learn new skills while experiencing the breathtaking beauty and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. After leading this course since 2015, my best memories have come, not from the fish people have caught, but from the Yellowstone experiences. Connecting to the Park through fly fishing and activity is the very best way to experience everything it has to offer.
This program will provide a balance between classroom, dry-land instruction, and time spent on Yellowstone waters. Mornings on the first two days will be spent in the “classroom” learning about safety, equipment, and more. Afternoons on the first two days and the whole final day will be spent on Yellowstone waters. Casting basics and techniques will help you present the fly. Entomology and fly selection will help you understand why. And connecting and humanely releasing fish will help you understand how you impact the fishery. On top of that list, we will speak in length about the fishery, ecosystem, and challenges facing Yellowstone in an effort to build greater stewardship of this incredible resource.
About the instructor
Building his first fly rod at the age of 12, Steve has spent a lifetime chasing trout and a variety of other fish all over the world. Now, with his true passion clear, he now lives 3 miles from the park boundary and 25 minutes from the Lamar River. Certified as a casting instructor in 2001 and continuing that education through the Wulff Casting Instructor School in 2015, Steve has taught fly fishing for the Yellowstone Institute since 2015. As an experienced mountaineer, SAR volunteer, climber, skier and hiker, Steve’s passions revolve around his outdoor experience and familiarity with Yellowstone and the surrounding mountains.
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