My favorite part of fly fishing is helping other anglers anglers feel confident and connected.

I teach group classes through Portland Community College's community education program and try to impart just this, whether you're a beginner, or just looking to knock the rust off.

If you're in and around the Portland, Oregon area, and want more than what's offered with membership here on Current Flow State, sign up to learn more.

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More on the Portland Community College offering

We're currently offering both beginner Intro to Fly Fishing and intermediate Fly Fishing Outings in the Spring, Summer, and Fall terms.

In the winter we also offer the Intro to Fly Fishing course, but in the warm confines of a classroom at PCC's Cascade campus.


What sort of equipment do I need?

Thanks to the generous support of the Clackamas chapter of Trout Unlimited, all necessary equipment for the Intro to Fly Fishing courses is provided. For fly fishing outings, you'll need to have and bring your own gear. Here's a fundamental gear list aimed at folks starting from scratch.

Do I need any prior experience

For the Intro course, no, absolutely no angling experience is necessary. To come on an outing, you'll either need to have participated in our Intro course, or have some prior experience (and your own gear).

What will I learn?

The Intro class focuses on the basic skills you need to feel confident going out into the field and getting practical fishing experience. We start with classroom time talking about the environments, tools, and techniques conducive to fly fishing. Then, we have a casting instruction session outdoors at a casting pond. Lastly, we spend a day fishing together. Students come away with the information and instruction they need to plan and execute their own trip.

In the fly fishing outings, we're able to apply the things we learned in a dynamic river environment, and focus on a mixture of techniques and putting our skills to the test.

The next course is full. How do I get on a waiting list?

Just send me an email and let me know you're interested in joining a waiting list. I keep it manually. We usually have one or two folks who have to drop out every semester.

Are you ever going to teach fly tying? Or <<insert class idea here>>?

Maybe, if there's enough interest! Get in touch and let's chat.