Classes/Events 2022

Spey Casting Class

We will be having a spey casting class on May 7th at Glendalough State Park from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The instructor will be Adam Aikens from  Adam Aikens Fly Fishing, LLC, Adam managed a fly shop in Michigan and currently has his own company representing several fly fishing companies as their sales rep in the upper Midwest.  The class will cover rods and lines along with single-hand spey casts and two-handed spey casts with plenty of time for casting on the water and one on one instruction. If you are interested in learning spey casting give us a call at the shop 218-346-4899 or email us at front20outfitters@arvig.net. Class size is limited and we will provide lunch and water. Rods will be available for your use if you don’t have your own.  The cost is $75.00.

Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop 
3rd Annual Bluegill Outing & Fly Swap

June 5, 2022

Glendalough State Park

25287 Whitetail Ln, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Join us for some early season fly fishing for bluegill and other panfish this spring at Glendalough State Park.  Crystal clear Annie Battle Lake is a 335-acre, non-motorized “Heritage Fishery” that provides a tranquil fishing experience second to none. Special regulations sustain a steady supply of large sunfish, crappie, and the occasional walleye for the frying pan, and large bass for the camera. Bring your float tube, kayak, or canoe, or just wade fish!

Location: Meet at lodge area north end of Annie Battle Lake at 9:00 am bring some extra favorite panfish flies for the fly swap at 11:00 am and Front 20 Outfitters will be providing lunch at 12:00 noon.

Cost: FREE please RSVP so we can plan for food

Please RSVP email front20outfitters@arvig.net or call the shop at 218-346-4899

Introductory Fly Fishing Classes

Fee: $85

Instructor: Doug Harthan, Front 20 Outfitters 

Want to learn the sport of fly fishing? This introductory class is designed to get you started in the sport of fly fishing. Fly fishing is a great way to fish not only trout, but big pike, small & largemouth bass, and panfish. Participants, ages 16 and older, will learn the basic principles of fly casting, reading water, fly selection, entomology, knot tying and rigging, equipment, safety, and where to fish locally and across the US. After this class, students will be all set to hit the water. This class welcomes those who have never fly fished before and are looking to start or anyone looking to refine their skills. Students are welcome to bring their own equipment, but equipment can be provided as well… Your fee includes three sessions and a fishing trip at the conclusion of class with a date determined at class. If you have questions or need equipment to be provided, please call Doug at 218.640.3163. Must register with the Community education program where the class is being held.

Park Rapids Community Education April 12, 19, & 26, 2022

Fergus Falls Community Education April 13, 20, & 27, 2022

Detroit Lakes Community Education April 21, 28, May 5, 2022

CO-ED Fly Fishing Schools

DATES:

May 22, 2022

June 26, 2022

July 24, 2022

August 14, 2022

Bring your spouse, son, daughter or one of your grandchildren and come join Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop & Guide Service for a fun day of learning the basics of fly-fishing in a fun and relaxed environment. 

This one-day class will include topics such as equipment selection, basic entomology, fly selection, need-to-know knots, casting instruction and fishing. Each participant will receive a handout containing information on the topics covered. The class is designed for the beginner angler but is also a great refresher for the intermediate angler. Rods supplied for those who do not have their own rod/reel set-up.

*Minnesota Fishing License required
*Participants should call the Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop at (218) 346-4899 or email @ front20outfitters@arvig.net for more information or to sign up & reserve their spot.

Location: Glendalough State Park – From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.

Includes BQ lunch, flies, and other terminal tackle as needed and A Lot of Fishing & FUN!!

Classes are limited to 10 participants

Cost: $85 each or $150.00 for two people so bring a friend and save

Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop 
Ladies Fly Fishing Workshops

Dates: 

June 12, 2022

July 10, 2022

Our Women’s Fly Fishing Workshops provide an opportunity for first-time fly fishers as well as more experienced anglers to learn and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. We will cover the necessary steps to set up your fly rod, fly fishing knots, fly selection, and basic fly rod casting skills needed to enjoy a day on the water. Combine all that with the practice of playing, landing, and releasing fish and this workshop puts women anglers in a great position to experience a lifelong journey of enjoyable days on the water.

Cost: $85 each or $150.00 for two people so bring a friend and save!

Each Workshop is limited to 10 participants

Includes BQ lunch, flies, and other terminal tackle as needed and A Lot of Fishing & FUN!!

Loaner rods are available if needed let us know when you register if you need one

Location: Glendalough State Park – From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.

Contact Roxanne at Fly Shop to register @ 218-346-4899 or 218-640-3164 or email at front20outfitters@arvig.net