For those of you who have ever wondered what the secret is to successful spring creek fly fishing or would like to learn more about presentations that will work for wary trout in gin clear waters, this class is for you!

The 3 Day Spring Creek School builds upon basic casting skills to give you a quiver full of tactics and techniques and the knowledge  necessary to tackle a variety of spring creek scenarios. As with all of our fly fishing schools, each lesson is sequenced to build upon previous sessions.

Expert instructors are on hand to guide students through the course, and our low teacher-student ratio ensures a comfortable and personal atmosphere, with plenty of individual time and attention. An abundance of material is presented during the school and the practice sessions are presented in a fun and relaxed fashion.   Our certified instructor staff will present the skills necessary for the successful spring creek fly fisher and will provide students on point feedback during the ample practice sessions on Fall River and Hat Creek.

Spring Creek School Topics Include:

  • Casting Fundamentals Review
  • Presentation Casts: Reach, Slack Line & Feeding LIne
  • Spring Creek Rigging
  • Interpreting Rise Forms
  • Spring Creek Entomology & Fly Selection
  • Fly Tying
  • Sinking Lines and their Fishing Techniques
  • Reading Spring Creek Water
  • Feeding Lanes & Sight Windows

The Spring Creek School is held at Circle7 on the Fall.  Located dead center in California’s finest spring creek waters, The Fall River and Hat Creek, ready access to the best spring creeks provides the finest classroom available anywhere.  Comfortable double occupancy lodging in the Circle7 cabins and delicious meals will keep your focus on learning.

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Reservations and Rates

The cost of the 3-Day Spring Creek School package is:
• $1,395 - per person (double occupancy - shared room)
Included in your stay are all accommodations and meals, as well as the use of the finest fishing tools available (from Rio, Scientific Anglers, Sage, Simms, Galvan, Ross Reels, Scott, Echo, Loon Outdoors, Solitude, Montana Fly Company, Umpqua Feather Merchants, FishPond, Angler’s Book Supply, Sierra Stream and Mountain, and The Fly Shop). Every fly, leader, tippet, rod, reel and drop of fly floatant is included in the package, as well as The Fly Shop's souvenir and notebook.
Items needed for your stay are 2 pairs of sunglasses (polarized is best), rainjacket/windbreaker (brief summer storms are possible), sweatshirt (it is cool in the mornings and evenings), clothes (Plenty of shorts, jeans, T-shirts, socks, underwear, sweatshirt, sweat pants, and PJs), Teva or any kind of sandal or shoe/wading boot that can get wet (no flip-flops for fishing), old pair of shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, bug repellent, toiletry items, and camera (the waterproof disposables work great).
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Dates For 3 Day Spring Creek School

Date for the 3-Day Spring Creek School package is:
• September 17 - 20, 2020
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Lodging For 3 Day Spring Creek School

Guests are accommodated on a double occupancy basis in well-appointed rooms with full baths at Circle 7 Ranch. All meals are provided beginning Thursday evening when instructors and students get to know each other and continue through lunch on Sunday as the guests prepare to depart.

All equipment required for classes will be provided. You will also receive a comprehensive notebook that will be a permanent record of all the subjects that were covered in the classes and a handy reference for future use.
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Getting To The 3 Day Spring Creek School

Circle 7 Ranch is approximately 4 hours from San Francisco, 3 hours from Sacramento, and 3 hours from Reno.

From Redding:
Travel East on Hwy 299E to Fall River Mills. Just after you pass the golf course on the West edge of town you will see County Road A20 (Glenburn Rd) heading North. Turn left (North) on A20 (Glenburn Rd) and travel 5.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn right and go 1/4 mile to the Glenburn Church and turn left on McArthur Road (A19). Go 1.2 miles on McArthur Rd (A19) at which point Island Road will veer off to the right. Follow Island road until you see the entrance to the Circle 7 Ranch on your right, before you cross the river. Turn right into the arched entranceway to the ranch, then follow the dirt road to the parking areas in front of the cabins.
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Itinerary For 3 Day Spring Creek School

The schedule shown below is an approximation of time and may be adjusted when necessary.

Thursday (Day 1):
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Arrive at Lodge, Cleanup and Cocktails
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Introduction to Spring Creek School & Dinner
Friday (Day 2):
8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 am: Presentation Casts & Feeding Line
10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Reading water
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 pm: Hat Creek - Demonstrations and Guided Fishing
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Clean Up, cocktails and appetizers
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Spring Creek Entomology & Fly Selection


Saturday (Day 3):
8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 am Sinking line and their uses
10:00 - 11:30 am: Fall River - Demonstrations & Guided Fishing
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 5:30 pm: Fall River - Demonstrations & Guided Fishing
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Clean up, cocktails and appetizers
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Feeding Lanes and Rise Forms

Sunday (Day 4):
8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 pm: Hat Creek - Demonstrations & Guided Fishing
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Graduation and Goodbyes (or optional fishing time!)

Items needed for your stay are 2 pairs of sunglasses (polarized is best), rainjacket/windbreaker (brief storms are possible), sweatshirt (it is cool in the mornings and evenings), clothes (Plenty of shorts, jeans, T-shirts, socks, underwear, sweatshirt, sweat pants, and PJs), Teva or any kind of sandal or shoe/wading boot that can get wet (no flip-flops for fishing), waders and wading boots for Hat Creek, an old pair of shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, bug repellent, toiletry items, and camera (the waterproof disposables work great).

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Making Reservations To 3 Day Spring Creek Schools

To make a reservation, please give us a call at 800-669-3474 during business hours any day of the week, or email us at bryan@theflyshop.com or chris@theflyshop.com anytime. We can give you the answers you need, detailed explanations to questions you might have, or check on availability and confirm your reservation in minutes.