Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client – Fly Fishing Schools – Spring 2018

Healing Waters Lodge offers “Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client” fly fishing schools April 22-27 and April 28-May 3.  The fly fishing school is designed to improve every angler’s skill level by providing a solid foundation on stream entomology, improving angling technique (a variety of casts and mends), and three ways to bamboozle a trout with a nymph, dry fly and a streamer.  The equivalent would be leaving baseball’s spring training with a 98 mph fastball, a Sandy Koufax curve and a change-up that can stop traffic.  After breakfast, our guides will conduct a brief classroom instruction followed by guided fly fishing on local waters such as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Madison, and Ruby, including some private water access.

Fly fishing school synopsis:  The elements of a good fly cast: Loop control, loop shapes, grip, power application, back cast stop, fore cast stop; Timing of pause, foot stance, pickup, follow through; types of casts: single haul, double haul, reach, off shoulder, roll and roll pickup. Knots, leaders, lines, reels, rods, indicators, straight-line, swing, tying methods. Reading water, dry fly fishing, nymph fishing, streamer fishing, setting proper drag, side to side pressure, landing quickly, run, netting fish, over playing fish, retrieving to boat, working the fly from bank through productive water.Rod tip pressure, how to follow out of a heavy current.  Streamer fishing:  Sinking line, floating line, fishing methods while wading, classic down and across, casting streamer upstream and fast retrieve, dead drift with indicator. A brief overview of Entomology and fly selection.

Our fly fishing school package includes single room occupancy, all meals at the lodge, use of loaner equipment, classroom instruction and guided fly fishing.  Our guest rooms have two queen-sized beds, private bathroom, wifi, patios with fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes.  Our cuisine is prepared fresh daily by our Chefs and include a hearty breakfast, stream-side lunches, complimentary beer and wine and refreshing soft drinks, appetizers, followed by a fine dinner.  We have a small on-site Fly Shop equipped with loaner gear for our guests to use: rods, reels, waders, boots, walking sticks, and rain jackets.

For more information, please contact Mike Geary today at 406-450-2030.