No greater gift for a new angler or one who wishes to have a refresh on fly angling or casting than signing up for a Intro to Fly Fishing Class!

We have been introducing anglers to basic casting skills for almost 30 years. Inspired by the original casting classes held by Les Eichorn, Bob Guard, Lefty Krieg, Jeff Carr and Mel Krieger this 6 hour class will have interested anglers on their way to fly casting mastery. Basic tackle discussions, casting, knots, entomology and fly presentation will be covered. All tackle, textbook is included, and we maintain a one instructor to 5 student ratios. (15 students max per class)

Four hours of the course will be on water casting. Cost is $65, all equipment is provided, sign up at the shop or call 541-342-7005 to sign up.

Class Schedule for 2023 : Classes on two dates are Friday evening (6-8PM) at the shop and Saturday at Alton Baker Park (9am-12:00pm).

Class Schedule for 2023: The two-day classis on a Friday evening (6-8PM) at the shop and Saturday morning at Alton Baker Park (9am-12:00pm). Due to popular demand, we are holding two sessions in March, April and May! Sign up early and get your spot!

March 3,4, and 10,11
April 7,8 and 21,22
May 5,6 and 19,20
June 2,3
July 7,8
August 4,5
September 22,23
October 27,28
November 10,11

Classes will be held per latest COVID guidelines set by Caddis Fly Shop owners.

Private Spey Casting Lessons – with the Caddis Fly Shop staff are available upon request at $55 per person. Your instructor will get you going with all the basic casts, fundamentals for spey casting, and casting from both sides of the river. These lessons are tailored for both the beginner and advanced spey caster. Contact the shop at 541-342-7005 to set up your lesson!



2020 Beginning Fly Tying Classes will be three consecutive Tuesday evenings for two hours beginning January 28th. Classes 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Session #1 January 28th, February 4th & 11th.

Call the shop 541 342 7005 or email us at to sign up.

Each class will build upon the previous session in complexity of flies tied. You will learn the basic elements of tying, working with tying tools, and develop skills such as dubbing, palmering hackle, tying hair wings and much more. Locally important fly patterns are covered each evening. All equipment, tools and materials are included in the price of $60 per student. Limited to 5 people per class. Call the shop at 541-342-7005 and sign up now!


2020 Beginning Fly Tying Class

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  1. Edem says:

    Took the introductory classes two weeks ago and loved it, instructor was great, I highly recommend it! I am just a beginner but have become hooked to fly fishing, I love it! Still learning, and appreciate all the advice out there. Look forward to a lot of fly fishing this summer and I am sure I will keep dropping buy the shop throughout the next few months!

  2. Greg C says:

    Finished the beginning fly fishing class Saturday. I was a blast. Small group and plenty of instruction. I looking for someone to go on the special $325 for 2 3/4 day trip, during the week. I one, need two.

  3. Michael Chase says:

    I’m interested in the intro to fly fishing class. When does the schedule come out?

  4. Sarah says:

    Please let me know what you have to offer in the way of classes & fly tying
    Thanks, Sarah

  5. Burt Froehlich says:

    Heading out west traveling the Lewis and Clark trail, with fly fishing diversions along the way (of course). My wife and I are interested in fly fishing for fall run king salmon in Oregon. Do you have any suggestions? If it is possible to fish these beauties, when is the best time and where? We would appreciate a local fly fishing guide to assist us in our quest. Thanks for the blog and for the response. Tight Lines. Burt

  6. caleb says:

    I am very happy I just started fly fishing and your class looks fun and easy I am 12 years old but love to fish and hunt where and when are your classes.

  7. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:

    Please call in or visit the shop to get a full picture of the latest class offerings. Thanks. JN

  8. Steve Kottwitz says:

    Hello. I would like to sign up for your introductory class on either September 28th or 29th. My preference would be Friday the 28th. Please let me know if you have any spaces left. Thanks.

  9. Chris Schnider says:

    Is there an age restriction on the intro to fly casting class? My son is 9 and is very interested. I would probably take it with him for my own knowledge. I’ve been fly fishing since I was 6 but I won’t pretend I have great form.

  10. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:

    We really don’t have an age restriction, 9 seems fine as long as your son is keen we are keen to teach him.

  11. Teri Montagna says:

    This class was fantastic! My husband and I took it together (he is experienced but skills rusty) and I am complete novice. Instructors were great! Can’t wait to get out there! Thanks so much

  12. Joe Raade says:

    Looking for dates for your Winter 2023 Intro to Fly tying course.

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