Here at Nomad Anglers, we want to hear stories of your fly fishing success!

To help foster success we provide a variety of opportunities for learning. Whether it is getting you geared up for your upcoming trip to Belize or tying your next fly for your Steelhead adventure, we want to make sure you feel knowledgeable and empowered to be successful out on the water!


FREE Fly Tying 101
Dates: September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th
Time: 12-2 pm
Cost: FREE 
Location: East Lansing & Grand Rapids    
About: Learn fly tying basics with all tools and materials provided.
Brews & Bugs 
September 20th - Fall Streamer Patterns 
October 4th - Fall Steelhead Swing Patterns I 
October 18th - Fall Steelhead Swing Patterns II
November 1st - Wild Card New Materials 
November 15th - Winter Steelhead Patterns 
Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: $20 
Location: East Lansing & Grand Rapids
About: Learn new patterns and techniques that are proven to help you catch fish. All materials will be provided. Please bring your vise, tools and thread.  
Fall Steelhead 101 
Date: September 12th 
Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: FREE 
Location : East Lansing & Grand Rapids 
About: Join the guys from the shop to learn about rigging, fly selection, techniques and locations to chase Fall steelhead across the state of Michigan. 
Fall Steelhead 201 
Date: September 17th Time: 4-7 pm
Cost: $50 
Location: Grand Rapids Rogue River
About: Join the guys for an on water instruction on how to rig, cast and present flies for fall steelhead in Michigan. We will have gear to use, but if you have your own, we recommend you bring your gear so we can make sure everything is rigged correctly.


We invite you to check out the classes that we offer:

Fly Fishing 101 - FREE

Fly Fishing 201 - $50

Priviate Casting Instruction $50 per hour (2 students)

Walk-In Instructionals - $175 (2 students $50 upcharge for 3rd)

Fly Fishing Guide Trips - starting at $275

Private Fly Tying Instruction - $50 per hour

We at Nomad Anglers have helped thousands of anglers get into the sport of fly fishing.  Our instructors are approachable and experienced.  We welcome mistakes... we learn from mistakes and often they make for the best stories and a good laugh!  We understand that your time on the water is precous and we want to ensure that you enjoy it.

During the winter months we share many of our tales at Brews and Bugs where local fly tiers teach us new fly patterns.  We hope that you stay connected by checking in on this site or getting on our email list so that you don't miss these opportunities to build our fly fishing community.  

Just as mistakes are welcomed, so are your questions.  Please feel free to share your questions about  techniques, knots, flies or products, by contacting us at