Spring 2016 Guide School Reservations

Do you want to be a fly fishing guide on some of the best streams and rivers that you have only read about in magazines and seen in videos? Do you want to learn how to be safe and competent while rowing your own boat down a rowdy, western style river? Get started by attending Cutthroat Anglers fly fishing guide school. Held from Sunday April, 24th through Saturday, April 30th, our Colorado fly fishing guide school will teach you everything you need to know to achieve your fishing/rowing goals.

You will have expert, hands-on instruction from professional guide instructors with years of rowing and guiding experience. Our instructors have been teaching this class for over 10 years. This is a seven-day course that gives you the chance to get the personalized instruction you have been looking for to bring your game to the next level. Upon successful completion of our guide school you will receive the certification and knowledge you need to be a float guide in Colorado, as well as the knowledge and experience to guide other waters across the globe.


Every Fly Fishing Fanatic Knows That It Is Not Difficult to Make Our Course Fun. You will not have to sit in a classroom for an entire week at Cutthroat Anglers fly fishing guide school and pretend to cast in the hallway. We will take you out and show you what Gold Medal streams and big water rivers in Colorado have to offer. Going to our Colorado fly fishing school is like going on an intensive fly fishing vacation. Instead of walking away with a few trout, our students walk away with the ability to be professional Colorado float fishing guides.


Our fly fishing guide school will include first aid training, CPR certification, oar boat (we use rafts) certification, and everything else you need to know about fly fishing. Our instructors, drawing from their many years of personal and professional experiences, will teach you more than you will be able to remember. Learn more than advanced aquatic entomology, boat fishing, and walk and wade technique. Also, learn about what being a fly fishing guide is really like.


We always strive to keep class sizes small. You can expect a student to instructor ratio of about 2:1. After the successful completion of your coursework, you will hold a Colorado Whitewater Certification. Stay in Colorado to guide, or go to Patagonia (even though we really hope you stay in Colorado).

Call us today at 970-262-2878. The price for our 2016 spring guide school is $2,000. Lunch and soft drinks are provided daily. Discount lodging is available for our students at the Alpine Inn in Frisco (970-668-3122).


"I just wanted to thank you personally for an incredible experience during the Spring (2015) guide school.  It was challenging and more rewarding than I could have imagined.  You have a thoughtful and experienced staff and all of the instructors have a passion and a drive to see the students succeed--Kyle West, Spring 2015 guide school.


"I have to tell you, the entire experience that I had with your operations blew me away from the 1st phone call. What you don’t know, is that I was shopping around looking for the best options in CO, WY and MT. After I called the shop and talked to Shamus I was pretty much set on Cutthroat Anglers."--Darren Sawchuk, Spring 2015 guide school.


"Very well done. Meets and exceeds expectations. I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their skills"..."Every instructor did a bang up job. Great crew of instructors"...Very much exceeded my expectations. Very Professional"..."I learned more than I expected. Not just in rowing but also in fishing. This has been the most I have ever learned about the sport, ever"--Spring 2014 student responses to the question, "Were we successful in meeting your expectations and objectives for taking our Guide School? These responses cannot be attributed to any one student as we ask guide school student's to anonymously evaluate their week of instruction upon its completion.


"After the guide school, I feel very comfortable taking control and rowing safely down the river."...Allen Seagraves, Spring 2013 guide school.


"....that was a blast..thnx for everything.." Steve Anderson, Spring 2012 guide school.

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