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Where to learn fly-fishing.

Where to learn fly-fishing

The skills and strategies of fly-fishing (see page 102) are best learned from a practiced hand. One approach is to enroll in a school specializing in the sport.

We list those that offer more than 10 sessions of hands-on lessons for beginners in 1986. Classes focusing on casting and equipment last a few hours and cost $25 to $95. Comprehensive two- to six-day courses cost $260 to $990 and cover equipment, casting, fishing techniques, tying knots, trout foods, flies, and reading the water; they often take place at lodges and include fishing. Some schools are affiliated with manufacturers, although there's no equipment sales pressure. See a travel agent about resorts offering fishing classes as part of a vacation package.

Fenwick Fly Fishing School, 14799 Chestnut St., Westminster, Calif. 92683; (714) 897-1066. Three-day classes in West Yellowstone, Montana, start June 23, with last class starting September 1; $335. A five-day option ($545) includes two days of guided fishing. Equipment, meals provided.

Kaufmann's Fly Fishing School, Box 23032, Portland 97223; (503) 639-6400. Three-day classes on the Deschutes River at Maupin, Oregon, May 10 through October 25; $295. Meals and lodging included.

Mel Krieger School of Fly Fishing and Fly Casting, 790 27th Ave., San Francisco 94121; (415) 752-0192. Two-, three-, and six-day classes in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington run mid-April through September; $260 to $990. Two-day courses supply equipment, meals; longer ones include meals, lodging (some equipment available). Montana School of Fly Fishing, Box 469, Nye, Mont. 59061; (406) 328-6282. Five-day sessions on the Yellowstone and Big Horn rivers run May 18 through mid-October; $495. Lodging, meals, equipment included.

Orvis West Coast Fly Fishing Schools, 166 Maiden Lane, San Francisco 94108; (415) 392-1600. Afternoon casting clinics in Oakland run several Sundays between April 20 and September 21; $50. Equipment provided. Two-, three-, and four-day classes in California, four-day programs in Oregon operate April through September; $295, $395, $595. Equipment provided; meal and lodging situations vary.

Sage Fly Casting Schools, 9630 N.E. Lafayette St., Bainbridge Island, Wash. 98110; (206) 842-6608. April through June, half-day classes occur weekend mornings and evenings at fly shops in California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington; $25. Equipment provided.

The Snug Company, Box 27, Sun Valley, Idaho 83353; (208) 622-9300 or 726-4671. Three-hour daily casting classes and 7-hour beginners' sessions Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays operate June through October at Sun Valley and Elkhorn resorts in Idaho; $50, $95. Equipment provided.
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