Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Kids Class' - Pass it Along!

Front Range Anglers is happy to announce 3 great Kids Fly Fishing camps in Boulder this summer. The best part is that there is still space available in all of the classes, so pass this along to anyone who might be interested in taking part.

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Kids Camp - Fly Fishing I

June 20-24; June 27-July 1; July 18-22.
Time: 8:30a-12:30p
Cost: $220.
Ages 9-11

This class, in partnership with Thorne Ecological Institute, is perfect for the student who has little or no experience in fly fishing. We will explore the Boulder Creek & St. Vrain Watersheds and tackle the lakes, reservoirs, and streams of Boulder. Patience is required as students learn first how to assemble, use, and care for fly fishing gear and then learn the fundamentals of fly fishing: casting, knot tying, and how to read the river. We’ll learn that becoming a fisherman or fisherwoman is about more than just casting as we study insects along many waterways to see how they grow and become food for fish, learn about Colorado's native and diverse fish populations, understand the interconnectedness of a river ecosystem, and acknowledge the responsibility of anglers. Finally, we will put our "fish knowledge" to the test by practicing our fly fishing techniques to catch fish!

NOTE: This class meets at different locations around Boulder County to provide the best place for the class’s specific subject matter.
Parents will be e-mailed 1-2 weeks prior to class with directions to the specific locations and a gear list.
Tuition includes cost of flies and rental gear.

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Kids Camp - Fly Fishing II

July 11-15.
Time: 8:30a-12:30p
Cost: $200
Ages 9-11

This class, in partnership with Thorne Ecological Institute, is perfect for the student who has taken Thorne’s Fly Fishing I Class or who has a good amount of experience as an angler. This class spends less time on the basics of gear and casting, and more time on the water exploring our favorite fly fishing spots along Boulder Creek and St. Vrain Watersheds! Building on what we learned in Fly Fishing I, we will be challenged with more advanced skills, like new knots, different casting techniques, and selecting the proper flies. Students learn about the ecology of fly fishing, such as understanding hatches, the life cycles of insects and the fish we catch, and our ethical approaches to interacting with the natural world. This class aims to give students a deeper appreciation of the sport of fly fishing and an opportunity to catch more fish. NOTE: This class meets at different locations around Boulder County to provide the best place for the class’s specific subject matter. Parents will be e-mailed 1-2 weeks prior to class with directions to the specific locations and a gear list. Tuition includes class flies, but students should bring their own rod, reel, line, and a few flies (discount available at Front Range Anglers).

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Kids Camp - Fly Fishing Adventure

July 25-29.
Time: 9a-3p M-W plus overnight Th-F
Cost: $475
Ages 9-15

This class, in partnership with Thorne Ecological Institute, is perfect for the student who has taken Thorne’s Fly Fishing I Class or who has a good amount of experience as an angler. Students should feel confident in their basic casting abilities and have a desire to explore new fishing holes around Boulder County. This course builds upon basic and intermediate skills with an emphasis on maximizing our time on the river. We will introduce new knot-tying and casting skills, and increase our knowledge of stream ecology and insect life cycles. The week will culminate with Thursday’s overnight camping excursion in the Rocky Mountains, where students will have the opportunity to put their new found skills to use on a river and bond over their shared outdoor adventure.

NOTE: This class meets at different locations around Boulder County to provide the best place for the class’s specific subject matter. Parents will be e-mailed 1-2 weeks prior to class with directions to the specific locations and a gear list. Tuition includes class flies, but students should bring their own rod, reel, line, and a few flies (discount available at Front Range Anglers), and their own camping gear for the overnight. Tuition also includes transportation to and from the overnight (Th-F) in a 12-passenger van.

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