Blue Mesa Lake Gunnison Colorado evening shot
 


Wilderness Fly-Fishing and Back country Fishing

This course module is a combination of both classroom learning and hands on experience on gold medal fishing rivers.. The student will get first hand experience and trained boat operation for fresh fishing. The  student will also experience a ride along with a BMGS Guide on a real guided trip.  The guide training will include  fly fishing and back country fishing techniques by walk / wade and boat. 

  1. Wilderness Fly Fishing– 10 hours
  1. Overhead - fore and back casts
  2. Roll cast
  3. Horizontal cast
  4. Backhand cast
  5. Curve cast
  6. Pick up release
  7. Mending
  8. Direction and control
  9. Grips
  10. Standardization of Fly line
  11. Sinking, floating lines
  12. Tapering styles and tippet
  13. Leaders
  14. knots
  15. Fly tying
  16. Fish Species 
  17. Fly Patterns - wet and dry
  18. Common hatches and insects
  1. Freshwater Fishing – 6 hours
  1. Species identification common fishing techniques
  2. Spin casting and bait casting
  3. Common Baits and Rigs
  4. Leader weight setup
  5. attractors
  1. Techniques/Equipment – 4 hours
  1. Bait setup, bait walking
  2. fish hooks and patterns, sizes
  3. trolling, jigging
  4. Planers, kites
  5. Down riggers and outriggers
  6. Live/imitation Baits – 4 hours
  7. Live bait types and rigging styles
  8. Artificial bait types and rigging styles
  9. Dead bait types and rigging styles
  10. Common dough baits
  11. Spoons, spinner baits
  12. Plugs surface and sinking
  13. Jigs and their applications
  14. sinkers and weights
  15. line weight selection
  1. Misc. course content
  1. Night fishing techniques and secrets
  2. Line knots and tying styles
  3. The impact of water temperature, clarity, oxygen  and barometer pressure
  4. Seasonal and weather changes
  5. Fry to mature growth
  6. Electronic Fish Finder and other electronic fishing equipment
  7. Fish cleaning, storage and cooking prep.
  8. Stream, river and lake fishing

 






 

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