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Lessons & Events

Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Instruction is offered year round at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters - and there is usually an event or two right around the corner scheduled at the shop....

If you have an interest in learning fly fishing or fly casting or you want to improve upon the skills you already possess, the gifted professional instructors at our shop can help. We offer classes and clinics during the spring and summer months, and private instruction is available all year long.

If your interest lies in learning the art of fly tying, we offer Introductory and Intermediate level classes in the fall and winter.

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Private Lessons - Available year round.

Allow the instructors at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters custom tailor a private lesson for you. We conduct casting lessons on North Pond in Lincoln Park. Our seasoned instructors can assist with all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Most "intermediate" anglers suffer from the same limitations and common mistakes. A one hour lesson can tweak your cast and make your next day on the water more enjoyable. We can teach hauling and basic spey/switch casting as well. All equipment provided.

Please call the shop to schedule 312.944.3474

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Introduction To Fly Tying - Wednesday Evenings Nov 4th, 11th, 18th 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Learn the Art of Fly Tying!

Join instructor, Zeph Michaels for this comprehensive three-session class designed to introduce the fundamentals of fly tying.

In 3 classes you'll learn to tie the three major categories of flies: streamers, nymphs and dry flies. No experience necessary.

Call 312-944-3474 to reserve your spot.

This 3 evening session will get you started in the entertaining and infinitely productive art of fly tying- just in time for winter and the long dark days ahead!

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Two Day Fly Fishing School In Wisconsin - Saturday and Sunday, April 25th - 26th 2020

Our Introduction to Fly Fishing School is entering its 18th year since we began the program. Join some of the finest fly fishing instructors in the business in the heart of the Driftless reigon of SW Wisconsin for the weekend. We rent a private campground with a class 1 trout stream as our classroom. Each day students will fish both independently and 1 on 1 with an instructor to work on the various skills.



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Two Day Fly Fishing School In Wisconsin - Saturday and Sunday, May 16th - 17th 2020

Our Introduction to Fly Fishing School is entering its 18th year since we began the program. Join some of the finest fly fishing instructors in the business in the heart of the Driftless reigon of SW Wisconsin for the weekend. We rent a private campground with a class 1 trout stream as our classroom. Each day students will fish both independently and 1 on 1 with an instructor to work on the various skills.



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Two Day Fly Fishing School In Wisconsin - Saturday & Sunday, June 6th - 7th 2020

Our Introduction to Fly Fishing School is entering its 18th year since we began the program. Join some of the finest fly fishing instructors in the business in the heart of the Driftless reigon of SW Wisconsin for the weekend. We rent a private campground with a class 1 trout stream as our classroom. Each day students will fish both independently and 1 on 1 with an instructor to work on the various skills.



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Two Day Fly Fishing School in Wisconsin - Saturday & Sunday, June 27th - 28th 2020

Our Introduction to Fly Fishing School is entering its 18th year since we began the program. Join some of the finest fly fishing instructors in the business in the heart of the Driftless reigon of SW Wisconsin for the weekend. We rent a private campground with a class 1 trout stream as our classroom. Each day students will fish both independently and 1 on 1 with an instructor to work on the various skills.



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