Spring Creek Master Fly Fishing School
Paradise Valley, Montana
— Demystify Spring Creeks —
There are few experiences for a dry fly angler that can surpass catching big trout on the famous spring creeks of Montana’s Paradise Valley. These slow-moving, nutrient-rich, crystal clear waters offer the greatest of fly fishing rewards – big and wild rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout.
The DePuy and Armstrong spring creeks are home to prolific hatches and enormous numbers of trout. If you are the type of angler looking for a new fly fishing challenge, these creeks are custom tailored for you. The scenery is straight out of a Robert Redford movie – gin-clear waters touched by willows with the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountain Ranges towering above. These private spring creeks are among the most famous in the world, and their consistent 52-degree water temperature creates the ideal habitat and home for an abundant number of trophy-sized trout. Anglers wanting to up their game and learn from some of the best instructors and spring creek technicians in the Rockies should look no further. You’ll enjoy three days of personal guided and instructional fishing on private waters and finally desmistify what some consider the most difficult freshwater fly fishing there is – spring creeks.
Master Class Instructors:
Brant Oswald — Brant is known as one of the top spring creek fly fishing instructors in the country, and even has a film credit in the landmark movie, A River Runs Through It. Brant has worked in nearly every segment of the fly fishing industry – as a fly fishing school instructor and director for Orvis and the Mel Krieger International School of Fly Fishing, a commercial fly tyer, a fishing travel consultant, a fly shop manager, and now as a guide, outfitter, and instructor in Livingston, Montana. As a guide, Brant spends most of his days with clients on the Paradise Valley spring creeks and the Yellowstone River, and he teaches fly casting and fly tying clinics around the region.
Beau Peavey — Beau started fly fishing at the age of 4 and began his guiding career in Maine chasing landlocked salmon and brook trout. He is known as a professional, friendly, “fishy” veteran guide who teaches his anglers something new every day. Beau has guided over 15 years on Montana rivers and streams, with 10 years of guiding on the Paradise Valley spring creeks. He also teaches a guide school, at fly fishing schools and is an accomplished casting instructor.
Greg Bricker — Greg is Shields River Lodge’s licensed outfitter. His team of professional guides are some of the best in the Western region. Greg’s fishing addiction has led him to guide in Chile, Argentina, the Bahamas, Christmas Island, and numerous places throughout the U.S. He has been featured in Waypoints (a Confluence Productions film), and The New York Times.
Take your fly fishing skills to a new level:
- Fly Casting Brush Up
- Sight Fishing Strategies
- Reading Spring Creek Water
- Hatches, Fly Selection, and Matching the Hatch
- Knot Tying
- Spring Creek Rigging
- Hooking, Landing, and Releasing Spring Creek Trout
- Spring Creek Rods, Reels, and Fly Lines
Four Class Date Options (4 nights / 3 days of fishing instruction):
April 19–23, 2021
19th – Arrive Shields River Lodge (SRL) at 3 pm or after
20th – Class Instruction at SRL & Shields River Fishing
21st – Fishing and Instruction at DePuy Spring Creek
22nd – Fishing and Instruction at Armstrong Spring Creek
23rd – Departure (or we invite you to extend your stay and hone your newly-gained skills)
April 25–29, 2021
25th – Arrive Shields River Lodge (SRL) at 3 pm or after
26th – Class Instruction at SRL & Shields River Fishing
27th – Fishing and Instruction on DePuy Spring Creek
28th – Fishing and Instruction on Armstrong Spring Creek
29th – Departure (or we invite you to extend your stay and hone your newly-gained skills)
May 3–7, 2021 (This school is full)
3rd – Arrive Shields River Lodge (SRL) at 3 pm or after
4th – Class Instruction at SRL & Shields River Fishing
5th – Fishing and Instruction on DePuy Spring Creek
6th – Fishing and Instruction on Armstrong Spring Creek
7th – Departure (or we invite you to extend your stay and hone your newly-gained skills)
May 17–21, 2021
17th – Arrive at Shields River Lodge (SRL) at 3 pm or after
18th – Class Instruction at SRL & Shields River Fishing
19th – Fishing and Instruction on DePuy Spring Creek
20th – Fishing and Instruction on Armstrong Spring Creek
21st – Departure (or we invite you to extend your stay and hone your newly-gained skills)
Cost – $5,000 per person (all-inclusive, including guide gratuities)
Guests are invited to arrive days early or stay days after class completion to fish Shields River Lodge’s local waters with their talented guide staff … or add a few days to explore local favorites like Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman, and Livingston. Call or email for quotes for additional days.
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