SHOP HOURS: Monday - Friday: 10-7, Saturday: 10-4.
OPEN TIE NIGHTS

Join us from 6-9pm the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month this winter for Hops and Hoppers at Lake Monster Brewing. From 5-7, we will be offering 20% off materials at the shop, then head down to the brewery and grab a spot at the table.​ There is no cost or instruction at these events, bring your own tools and vice and tie up some bugs with friends.


INTRO TO TYING CLASS

Interested in getting into tying? In our intro class we will tie a wooly bugger, a prince nymph and a soft hackle. This class if for people with little to no tying experience. Class is from 7-9 here at the shop. We provide all tools and materials needed. $30

  1. Tuesday, February 13th
  2. Tuesday, March 13th
  3. Tuesday, April 10th

ADVANCED TYING CLASSES
These classes are designed for people who already have some tying experience. See dates below for topics and instructors. 
  1. Tuesday, January 23rd: Life cycle of a bug, tie the same bug in three stages of it's life with Matt Ebbers, $30
  2. Tuesday, February 27th: Articulated streamers with Aaron Przybylski, $30
  3. Tuesday, March 27th: Poppers and hoppers, summer flies with Matt Ebbers, $30
  4. Tuesday, April 24th: Guide's choice, 3 of our guide's favorite secret flies with Evan Griggs, $30


FLY FISHING COLLEGE

Take our in-depth course, and get familiar with the basics of fly fishing. During two weeknights in the shop, we’ll cover gear, flies, knots and more. Then on Saturday, we’ll practice casting, spotting fish, reading water, and identifying bugs. This class does not include fishing, but students are welcome to fish after class if they have valid WI fishing licenses. All gear is provided for this class. $120

  1. April 18, 19, 21
  2. May 2, 3, 5 (women only)
  3. May 9, 10, 12
  4. June 6, 7, 9
  5. June 27, 28, 30
  6. July 11, 12, 14
  7. July 25, 26, 28
  8. Aug. 8, 9, 11 (women only)
  9. August 22, 23, 25
  10. September 12, 13, 15
  11. September 26, 27, 29
  12. October 10, 11, 13


WEEKEND INTENSIVE CLASS

Immerse yourself in fly fishing. This class is ideal for those who want to master basic skills, experience individual instructional time fishing with our guides, and take a break from the big city. We will spend two days and one night at a state park in south eastern Minnesota. Each morning you will learn about equipment and techniques, and each afternoon you will practice your skills on the stream. Bunkhouse cabins, fishing equipment, and all meals will be provided. Limited amount of waders and boots available to rent. Open to ages 18+. $200

  1. April 28-29, Whitewater State Park
  2. Sept 22-23, Forestville/Mystery Caves


FISHING GRAD SCHOOL

This four-hour, four-person per instructor class is designed for those who’ve been through our Fly Fishing College or who consider themselves at an intermediate level. We’ll help you perfect your cast, and build upon the basic skills. Gear is not provided, limited amount of rods and waders and boots are available to rent. Starter packs (6 flies, tippet and a leader) are available at the shop for $20. ​​$75/person

  1. May 27
  2. June 24
  3. July 22
  4. August 19
  5. September 9


PRIVATE CASTING LESSONS

Whether you are just beginning or an experienced angler, we can help you fine tune everything from laying the foundation for a good cast, to learning to double haul a hundred feet of line. This is a one-hour class at a near by park. This class is fully customized to your needs and schedule. If you decide to book a full-day guided trip after this class, the price of this lesson will be deducted from the price of the trip. ​​$40, +$20 for each additional person


FAMILY FISHING CLASS

This four-day class is designed to be a fun, relaxed way to expose your kids to fly fishing. At a kid-friendly level, we will cover fish identification, casting, and fly tying. Classes will be mixed between the shop and a local park. One adult per kid, please. Open to kids ages 6-13. $100/KID ADULT PAIR

  1. June 12, 14, 19 and 21, 5:30-7:30 pm


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