| Introduction to Fly Fishing|
Classes are on hold until further notice. Please call for private instructions.
Everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing but were afraid to ask! This class is designed to cover the basics of casting, entomology, reading water, knots and selecting and preparing equipment. Learn how to determine what fly to choose, how to present it, and catch fish on a fly rod.
The class consists of two sessions. The first is an evening session in the shop, learning the components of the basic fishing outfit and how they work together. The second sesion is spent streamside casting the fly rod, learning about water, bugs and fish, and how they all interact.
We assume you have had little or no exposure to fly fishing, and our goal is to provide you with the foundation from which to build a lasting relationship with the sport.
Over the past 23 years we have taught thousands of people to fly fish. We are proud to say that more than half the classes we teach are filled with referrals from past students.
Creekside Angling Company provides all the equipment, including rod, reel, line and waders if needed. Paying for the class in advance ensures your spot, as space is limited. Gift certificates are available.
Cost: $90 per person. No class times currently scheduled
| Introduction to Fly Tying|
Learn to tie flies which are applicable to local fisheries such as the Woolly Bugger, Hares’ Ear Nymph, Elk Hair Caddis, Pheasant Tail Nymph and many others. We will provide students with a fundamental understanding of how flies are tied and proportioned, the materials and tools needed, and how to use them properly.
The class consists of two Sunday (9am-11am) sessions at the shop, both 2 hours in length. All of the necessary tools and materials will be provided. The class is structured to provide the student with all of the basic know-how needed to tie flies from start to finish. Catching fish on flies that you have tied is extremely rewarding, and truly adds a new dimension to fly fishing.
We provide everyone with a vice, tools and all materials.
Give us a call and we will get a class together!
Cost: $90 per person.
No class times currently scheduled
| Weekday Morning Private Casting Instruction|
Private instruction catered to the individuals needs. This class mainly fouses on single hand casting for the beginning, intermediate or advanced fly angler.
This class is available on weekdays 8am-10am Cost: $90 per person.
Call Creekside to schedule a class with KeithNo class times currently scheduled
Private casting lessons are available year round to fit your schedule. Beginning fly casting, spey instruction, learning the double haul cast or if you just want to improve your technique, our instructors will tailor the session to meet your needs! Call the shop to schedule a session. Classes are two hours in length and are held in fall city or a pre-discussed meeting location.
Equipment will be available with prior notice.
Cost: $90 for 1 or 2 students.
| Introduction to Spey Casting|
Ever wondered what it would be like to cast a spey rod? Was there ever a particular run you always wanted to fish, but couldn’t because there was no room for a back cast? Maybe even a sore arm from casting a sink tip and a nasty looking dumbbell eyed intruder all day long? This course will unlock the many advantages of the spey rod for the steelhead angler. Learn the most useful casts, and concepts of swinging flies on a 2 handed rod!
If you don't have proper equipment, spey rods and reels will be available with prior notice.
Please call to schedule a date with one of our spey specialists.
Cost: $100 for 2+ hours for 1-2 peopleNo class times currently scheduled
Have you ever wanted to learn how to tie those "large" intruder style steelhead patterns or summer spey flies and skaters. This class is a great way to learn the techniques that will push your tying to next level! If you like big flies with lots of movement or super buggy summer style flies this will help expand your creative limits. An intermediate tying level is preffered but we train novices too, give us a call and we will get you signed up for the class.
Cost: $100 per person.
Price includes all materials needed for the class.No class times currently scheduled
| Pinks & Silvers off the Beach|
Learn to target Pink and Silver salmon off local Puget Sound beaches. Trips will be held on Saturdays throughout August and September. Classes are limited to four people a session. Things you will need:
- 6 wt, 7wt, or 8wt rod with an intermediate full sink line.
- Stripping bucket.
- Flies and leaders.
- Waders and boots.
Be able to cast 50-60 feet! If you can't reach the distance, feel free to come down to shop and let us help you out.
Lunch will be provided.
Cost: $120 per person. No class times currently scheduled
In this two session class you will learn how to spin deer hair, work with foam popper heads and finish your flies off using the copic airbrush system. This class is a great way to get started working with deer hair and learn some of the tricks to tying super cool bass poppers.
This is a intermediate level tying class. You will need basic tying skills to participate/enjoy this special tying class.
Cost: $100.00 per person.
All materials are includedNo class times currently scheduled
| Rod Building with master rod builder Marty Clark|
Learn to build a quality rod of your choice. The classes are taught by master rod builder Marty Clark. The class is a three session class taught on Sundays, starting January.
Cost: $100 per person, plus rod building components.
If you have any questions please call Marty at: (360) 774-6095No class times currently scheduled