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Mountain Trout Fly Fishing School in George Washington National Forest

Mountain Trout Fly Fishing School in George Washington National Forest

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Since 1962, we've been sharing our expertise through Mountain Trout Fly Fishing Schools on Native Brook Trout streams. Located close to our shop in Edinburg, VA, these schools in the George Washington National Forest provide anglers with valuable insights into fly fishing small mountain streams found across the country. Join us at Murray’s Fly Shop in Edinburg, VA, for a comprehensive learning experience, starting with a presentation at 9 a.m. followed by on-the-stream instruction in the nearby national forest. School concludes at 5 p.m., offering a full day of learning and angling.  Come prepared to fish outside all day, rain, snow, sleet or shine.  

Once on the river our knowledgeable and patient instructors will work with you one on one to improve your fly fishing skills, tactics and techniques.  We customize the On-the-Stream Fly Fishing portion of these schools to meet your specific needs and desires. These schools will provide you with the most comprehensive fly fishing learning experience available in the world's greatest classroom, the great outdoors.  You will leave with a solid understanding of how to fish small mountain streams for Native Brook Trout whether you are fishing in the Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest or any small trout stream around the world.  You will learn, or brush up on, casting, presentation, fly fishing equipment selection (fly rod, fly reel, fly line, flies, wading gear), knot tying, reading the water, entomology and all aspects of fly fishing for Trout in small streams. We spend the majority of the time on the stream to maximize your individual learning experience so come prepared to wade in the stream and fish. 

We provide    
Experience the best in fly fishing with our high-quality fly rods and reels provided during our schools. For those looking to purchase their own gear, we offer specially priced fly rod outfits including rod, reel, fly line, and backing. Get equipped for success and enjoy top-tier equipment during your fly fishing experience.                        

Our classes maintain a 5:1 student to instructor ratio to provide ample learning opportunity for each angler.

What to bring: Virginia Freshwater Fishing License & National Forest Permit (both are available at our fly shop or online), Change of Clothes, Raincoat, Camera, Lunch, Water, Warm Jacket, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Waders/ Wading Shoes  (We do not provide waders, wading shoes, snips, pliers or flies).  

You will need to provide your own transportation for the day. 

During our school, our instructors will showcase various flies, fly boxes, leaders, and other tools. Please note that we do not supply these items for the school, but they will be available for purchase after the slide show if needed. Gear up for success with our comprehensive selection of fly fishing equipment.

(Lodging,  Wading Gear, Snips, Pliers & Flies are not included.) 

A detailed information sheet (where to meet, what to bring, places to stay,  etc.) will be emailed to you upon registration. 
We keep class sizes small in these schools to maximize the on stream learning experience for each participant.   
Cost of school: $200.00 per person 

School Notes & Disclaimer 
On-the-Stream Schools and lessons are conducted on the stream/ river. Our goal is to ensure you have the best experience possible. Many factors are beyond our control such as; heat, cold, rain, briars, tall grass, poison ivy, slippery rocks, ticks, mosquitos, etc.  These schools involve moving around in the water and along the stream. Please come prepared to spend the day outside, rain or shine. 
*We strongly encourage wearing hard sole fishing boots and waders from April through mid-June.  
*We strongly encourage wearing hard sole fishing boots when wet wading.  We do not recommend open toed sandals, flip flops, aqua socks, kayak style booties or other footwear not offering adequate protection to your feet.
Long pants are recommended when wading wet since they will provide some protection from briars, grass, poison ivy, etc.  
A wading staff is strongly recommended to anyone unfamiliar with wading in the streams and rivers of the Shenandoah Valley. 
Activity on the stream is roughly equal to walking up 8 flights of stairs over 15 minutes.  
In an effort to maximize your learning experience, please make an honest assessment of your abilities.  Should you find this difficult, please give us a call (540-984-4212) to discuss the best option (we have several) to ensure a pleasurable experience learning to fly fish.

Cancellation Policy on Mountain Trout Schools-- If you cancel 60 days before the date of your school, a full refund is issued.  With any shorter notice, your refund will be issued through a gift certificate from our fly shop less a $50 cancellation fee.