California School of Fly Fishing, Nevada City and Truckee

Fly Fishing Classes and Instruction

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In small groups, Ralph and Lisa Cutter will lead you through an intense learning experience. We don't "have" instructors, we ARE your instructors! Our on-the-water classes simply can't be duplicated on a city lawn or parking lot. Well into our 3rd decade, we are one of the oldest and most respected fly fishing schools in the world and by far and away the most experienced in the West. Many of today's top pros were our students. We have been profiled in such diverse publications as National Geographic, the LA Times, Outside, Adventure West, SF Chronical, the Wall Street Journal, Sunset, and Playboy. More about California School of Flyfishing.

Click to listen to Ralph's podcast about what trout eat (and other stuff).

Introduction to Flyfishing

Introduction to Flyfishing

During this two day class you will be taught the fundamentals of casting, knot tying, fly and equipment selection, reading the water, safety, and of course catching fish! Every student is individually taught by Lisa and most of your time is spent

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the Complete Flyfisher

The Complete Flyfisher

Two extremely full days of intense learning. Lots of time on the water learning and refining techniques. You will leave this class with the skills and confidence to flyfish any trout water in the world. Every class is taught by Ralph and Lisa Cutter in Truckee.

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Private Flyfishing Clinics

Private Flyfishing Clinics wildly popular!

This is a private single day introductory clinic that can be scheduled at your convenience. The entire day will be spent on the water, with one-on-one instruction with Ralph or Lisa Cutter.

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Flyfishing Books, DVDs and Fly Patterns

Shop online for books, DVDs and fly selections from California School of Flyfishing.

Bugs of the Underworld

11 years, 8 cameras, 3 countries, countless breaths underwater.

The natural history of aquatic insects as never filmed before.This riveting documentary takes you face to face with aquatic insects. Extraordinary underwater footage follows the life cycles of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and other amazing bugs. More Information

Fish Food

A Fly Fisher's guide to Bugs and Bait

Myths, legends and lies about flies, both real and artificial, are exposed from a trout's perspective. A thorough examination of the foods trout eat, by a master of observation and adaptation whose curiosity has led to innovations in fly design and angling techniques. More Information

Sierra Trout Guide

The definitive work on California's trout fisheries and how to fish them.

The evolution, natural history, and distribution of the Sierra trout. 2,200 Sierra lakes, rivers and streams referenced, trout species, topo maps and more. Filled with flyfishing info including flies, tackle, techniques and tips. Where and how to go. More Information