Fly Fishing Classes


Introductory Fly Fishing Classes

Fee: $75

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 your 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 Community education program where the class is being held.

Fergus Falls Community Education
Dates: Cancelled due to Covid-19 
Location: Fergus Falls School
Cost: $75.00

Perham Community Education
Dates: Cancelled due to Covid-19

Location: Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop  

138 West Main, Perham, MN 56573
Cost: $75.00

Detroit Lakes Community Education
Monday’s April 27, May 4 & 11, 2020
      6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Detroit Lakes Community Ed  

Cost: $75.00

Park Rapids Community Education 
Phone: 218-237-6600
Thursday June 4, 11, and 18,  2020
Location: Park Rapids High School

Cost: $75.00


CO-ED Fly Fishing Schools


June 14, 2020

July 12, 2020

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 @ 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: $75 each or $125.00 for two people so bring a friend and save


Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop 
Bluegill Outing & Fly Swap

June 7, 2020

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: $10 adult & $5 for kids

Please RSVP email or call the shop at 218-346-4899