CMC's Denver Fly Fishing Section


Welcome to the Colorado Mountain Club's Denver Fly Fishing Section web site. We promote the aquatic habitat of the Colorado Rockies through the art of Fly Fishing. The FF members conduct schools, seminars, clinics, fishing trips, monthly meetings with guest speakers, service projects and gather for social events. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Fly Fishing School

Registration/Costs: More information and registration on line at

If you enjoy fishing the streams and lakes of the Rockies, this is for you. The Fly Fishing School is designed for both beginning and novice anglers. The basics of gear, knots, bugs, fish behavior and casting are covered in three evening classes and two field days. Our school (or similar experience) is required for Denver Group fly-fishing trips.

You receive a comprehensive 90 page handbook covering all aspects of fly fishing, 20 flies and many accessories with a value of $100. You will need a rod, reel, line, waders, boots and 2015 CO fishing license by the first field day (4 weeks after first class). If you need gear, Instructors can assist you in equipment selection during the class nights.

Class Schedule:
Wednesday, March 30 - Class #1 from 6:30 to 9:15 pm at the CMC
Wednesday, April 6 - Class #2 from 6:30 to 9:15 pm at the CMC
Wednesday, April 13 - Class #3 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the CMC

Field Days: Saturday, April 16 or 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Lehow Saturday, April 23, senior instructor’s choice of time, place and duration.

Location: Classroom at the CMC clubrooms in Golden

Tuition: $180 (CMC Members Only)

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Schools and Clinics

Classes and clinics are regularly conducted for members. Introductory fly fishing and tying schools are held annually. For details, view the schools page, send us an e-mail or call the office at 303-279-3080.

Backcountry Fly Fishing

While most prefer established streams, some eagerly pursue the backcountry. We hike, climb and backpack to uncrowded, special places. For more on Colorado wilderness fly fishing, visit our backcountry pages.

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