Introductory Fly Fishing Classes
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
Wednesday April 15, 22 & 29, 2020
Location: Fergus Falls School
Perham Community Education
Tuesday’s April 21, 28 & May 5, 2020 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop
138 West Main, Perham, MN 56573
Detroit Lakes Community Education
Monday’s April 27, May 4 & 5, 2020 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Detroit Lakes Community Ed
Park Rapids Community Education
Thursday April 30, May 7, and 14th 2020
Location: Park Rapids High School
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 @ email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at 218-346-4899