Choose Between Two Options
- $74 for one fly-fishing 101 class (a $149 value)
- $174 for an all-day fly-fishing tour for two (a $349 value)
During the one-day class, students learn the basics of fly-fishing with two or three hours of indoor instruction, and then they take their skills outdoors for four or five hours of practice on the water. The instructors provide all the necessary equipment and wading boots.
During fly-fishing tours, duos spend a day out fishing on the water, and staff members provide everyone in the group with rods, reels, waders, boots, and a full lunch and snacks.
Rocky Mountain Flyfishing Guides
Shannon Long's path to the American dream went in the opposite direction than that of most people. While many work in retail to support their dreams of becoming artists, Shannon molded clay over steel substructures, sculpting half-scale abstract figurative art while dreaming about starting a fly-fishing business. As a boy growing up in popular Lake Havasu, he frequented a small Western-themed shop where the owner was always chatting with customers who shared his fascination with the independent spirit of the American West. In a turn of serendipity, Shannon got married and happily followed his wife to her native Colorado. Sometime after, he opened the fly-fishing shop he had always dreamed of, and found himself becoming the shopkeeper chatting with and educating customers in their shared interests.
Today, Shannon oversees a guide service manned by a staff of veteran fly-fishing experts. On full-day and half-day fly-fishing trips, guides lead anglers for the grand slam: rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, and brook trout all caught in a single trip. The Rocky Mountain landscapes surround fishermen in dramatic scenery, including towering pine trees, giant red rocks, and bright-blue skies as the sounds of colliding bighorn sheep occasionally ring out over the water. In addition to guided trips, the staff also leads classes, including courses designed for women and families, that cater to both beginner and advanced anglers.