Classes & Education
We at Nomad Anglers have helped thousands of anglers get into the sport of fly fishing. Whether you need help tying a blood knot, casting your first fly rod or tying a "Gartside Gurgler", we have the knowledge and know how to assist you. We hope to continue to enhance our Education section to help answer your fly fishing questions. If you have a question about a technique, knot, fly or product, don't be afraid to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 CLASS LIST - Click below for more information.
Brews & Bugs
Fly Fishing 101 - FREE
Private Casting Instruction
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Introduction to Fly Tying
Private Fly Tying Instruction
Brews & Bugs 2015
Bring your vise & tools and we will provide the materials.
$20 admission. PLEASE CONTACT email@example.com to RSVP.
Time: 6 pm (start 6:30 pm) - 8:30/9 pm
Grand Rapids - at Schmohz Brewery – 2600 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
January 6th - Nomad Staff Phil Cusey & Erich Gross - Michigan Steelhead Favorites.
January 20th - Matt Grajewski - Predator Flies (Pike, Muskie, Big Trout)
February 3rd - Matt Supinski - Selective Trout & Steelhead
February 17th - Matt Zudwig - Muskegon River Smallmouth Patterns
March 3rd - Jeff "Bear" Andrews - Best of the Bear
East Lansing - at Blue Gill Grill - 1591 Lake Lansing Rd, Haslett, Michigan 48840
January 14th - Nomad Anglers Staff - Grand River Smallmouth Favorites
January 28th - Ed McCoy & Jon Ray - Manistee River Patterns - hawkinsflyfishing.com
February 11th - Josh Greenburg - Au Sable Trout Patterns - Gates Au Sable Lodge - gateslodge.com
February 25th - Eli Berant - Predator Flies (Pike, Muskie, Big Trout) - greatlakesfly.com
All of our Fly Fishing 101 classes cover equipment rigging, basic knot tying, basic entomology, fly casting and fly selection. We will provide all of your equipment. (Bring your own if you have it) 9am or 1pm sessions available. If you would like to attend a class PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOP VIA EMAIL TO RSVP a spot. Class space and equiptment is limited so you must sign up in advance. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org please include your name, prefered date & time , email adress and phone number.
Okemos Dates 2014: April 26th, May 17th, June 14th, July 12th
Grand Rapids Dates 2014: May 3rd, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th
Private Casting Instruction - $50 per hour (2 students)
Learn how to cast with 1 on 1 instruction from the professional staff at Nomad Anglers. We have both beginner and advanced instructors available. Please contact the shop to RSVP a spot. EMAIL (Year Round)
Walk-In Instructional - $175 4 hours (1-2 students)
Once you have learned some basic techniques the next step is to get out on the water and use your new skills. We offer beginner and advanced Instructionals. Most of our instructionals occur on the Rogue, Flat or Grand River. Please contact the shop to RSVP a spot. EMAIL (Year Round)
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
1/2 Day Trip - $275 4-5 hours (1-2 anglers) refreshments and gear provided.
Full Day Trip - $350 8 hours (1-2 anglers) streamside lunch and gear provided.
We specialize in Warm-Water Smallmouth Bass trips from April - September but also can set you up to chase Trout, Salmon & Steelhead Up-North with a professional guide. Most of our Warm-Water trips take place on the Grand River near Portland, MI. Please contact the shop to RSVP a spot. EMAIL (Year Round)
Our basic fly tying class covers everything you will need to know to get started with fly tying. Our class meets from 12-5pm at the store and all of the tools and materials are provided. Please contact the shop to RSVP a spot. EMAIL
12 am – 4 pm limited to 6 individuals. All tools and materials provided.
Learn all the basic techniques for streamers, nymphs and dry flies. If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled group classes we offer private fly tying lessons for $50 an hour (2 people add $25 each additional).
January 18th - Grand Rapids Shop
January 25th – Okemos Shop
February 15th – Grand Rapids Shop
February 22nd – Okemos Shop
If you can't make it to one of our beginning classes or want to learn a more advanced technique, a private instruction is the perfect solution for you. All tools and materials provided. Please contact the shop to schedule an instruction. EMAIL