Duranglers can help improve your fly fishing by opening new horizons with a variety of fly fishing classes. Durango, CO fishing offers plenty of opportunities! Whether it is new skills or new water, Duranglers will help you become a better, more well-rounded angler. There are few things as enjoyable as catching a large trout with a perfectly presented cast. When the trout falls for your intricately tied fly cast from a rod that you spent the long winter nights building, it makes everything even sweeter. Duranglers can help you make this picture a reality with a wide variety of fly fishing classes!
Fly Fishing Schools, Tying Clinics, Casting Instruction, & Private Lessons
Available – Call (970) 385-4081 – toll-free 888-347- 4346 for schedule!
Fly Fishing 101 and 201 Classes
We are currently offering in-person Orvis Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes. Pre-registration is required for both classes as spots are limited. Please give us a call at 970-385-4081 to reserve a spot! We are booking these on a first-come, first-serve basis and classes are currently limited to 6 participants.
Fly Fishing 101 – Learn all the basics to get you out on the water. Instruction in gear needed, knots, basic fly selection and casting instruction. Everything you need to get out on the water and give fly fishing a try. If you can’t make our in-person class, check out the Orvis Fly Fishing 101 class video.
Fly Fishing 201 – Continuing on the foundations built in our 101 class with more intermediate techniques and providing expert instruction with all tools/materials supplied, you will expand your fly tying skills to be able to tie a variety of nymphs and dry flies.
The cost for the 201 class is $75.
Fly Tying 101 and 201 Classes
Duranglers is offering Fly Tying 101 and 201 classes! Modeled after the Orvis classes, our 101 class will be FREE, while the 201 expands on basic tying knowledge to teach intermediate techniques for $75.
Offered during the winter and spring months, our tying lessons help you take the art of fly fishing to the next level. Tying your own flies is a great way to learn more about what is going on in a river and help you become a more successful fisherman. We teach a variety of nymph and dry fly patterns that will start you off on a lifetime of fly tying. Class size is limited, so please call us at 970-385-4081 or e-mail us at [email protected] to register!
In-Store Clinics and Demos
Our In-Store clinics and demos are a great time to stop by and learn something new and nuanced. Our clinics cover a variety of subjects and no two are the same. From winter fishing to bass on the fly, euro nymphing to trout spey: we will have something for everyone! Our in-store clinics will happen here at the shop on Saturdays and are free and open to everyone.
These custom-designed individually tailored lessons are a chance to learn the art of casting a fly rod. Our one-on-one lessons are designed to help you understand the intricacies of the cast. We cover up to six different casts and the skills involved to help you present the fly to the fish as efficiently and effectively as possible. Avoid the frustration and learn from Durangler’s patient, knowledgeable instructors on the banks of the Animas River.
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Hour casting lesson/ 1 person ………………………$35.00
Hour casting lesson/ 2 people ………………………$50.00
Open Fly Tying Nights
Duranglers will be hosting Open Fly Tying nights throughout the winter! These nights are for any and all interested in fly tying. Bring your own tools, materials, supplies, snacks, beverages and just tie! Although this is not an instruction night, there will still be plenty of learning from each other. This is a meeting of the minds: an excuse to get out of the house, get behind the vise, and have some fun with fellow tiers. If you’ve got an upcoming saltwater trip and some patterns you want to take…great! This is a free event for those who want to hang out and tie with other tiers. Equipment and materials will not be provided but we may be able to accommodate a few items or a vise if necessary. Our open tying night at the end of each month in 2020 will also be hosted with our local 5 Rivers Trout Unlimited chapter with different themes each month!
Summer Fly Fishing Clinics
Duranglers Fly Fishing Clinic is what any novice fisherperson needs to step into the sport of fly fishing. The class covers the feeding habits of trout, how flies imitate the bugs that trout eat, essential knots, rigging your rod, and how to cast a fly rod. The class is taught by our guide Glenn Tinnin, a certified FFF Fly Casting Instructor, and veteran guide. The cost is $125. Space is limited, so please call our shop at (970)385-4081 or email us to reserve a place.
Special Casting Clinics
Duranglers, in cooperation with some of the world’s finest casting instructors, offers casting clinics to help you perfect your cast. Our in-depth instruction during an intensive clinic program will help you learn all the fundamentals of casting a fly rod. Small class sizes and lots of individual attention assure your success. No matter what your level of expertise, from beginner who has never held a fly rod to accomplished life-long anglers, these world-class instructors will help you lay a foundation in fly casting or put a little polish into your cast. We offer these casting clinics periodically throughout the summer based on interest and availability of these high demand instructors.
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