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

2015 CLASS LIST - Click below for more information.
Brews & Bugs
Fly Fishing 101 - FREE 
Private Casting Instruction
Walk-In Instructional
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 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

East Lansing - at Blue Gill Grill - 1591 Lake Lansing Rd, Haslett, Michigan 48840






Fly Fishing 101 - FREE

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 please include your name, prefered date & time , email adress and phone number.

Okemos Dates 2015: April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18

Grand Rapids Dates 2015: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8

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) 


Introduction to Fly Tying - $50 (6 students)

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).



Private Fly Tying Instruction - $50 per hour (2 students)

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

Fly Tying