The CMC Denver Fly Fishing Section offers schools, presentations by guest speakers, educational open form discussions, clinics, instructional trips, fishing trips, service projects and social events.
To see a list of all the Fly Fishing activities open the CMC Calendar and select “- – Fly Fishing” in the category field then click the “Search” button. A list of all Fly Fishing activities will appear. Select the activity that you want to participate in and register.
Fly Fishing School
The Fly Fishing School is designed for beginners but can be great for those with more experience. Basic information regarding knots, clothing, gear, stream structure, fish behavior, casting and fishing techniques are covered in this course. More Information.
Fly Tying School
The Fly Tying School is designed for beginners. The school consists of 2-4 classes with instruction on 6-8 widely useful flies. Emphasis is placed on techniques, applicable to many other patterns. Tying equipment and materials are provided in the tuition.
Monthly Meetings with Guest Speakers and Educational Open Forum Discussion
The Fly Fishing Section meets monthly on the third Thursday from March through September. Our meetings start with a social hour followed with a featured guest speaker from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Clinics and Instructional Trips
Fly Tying Clinic: Fly Tying Clinic: In the off season, some of our more experienced fly tiers may offer evening seminars regarding specific topics or flies. The pre-requisite experience is Fly Tying School or the equivalent. Although instructional, the presence of tiers of different skill levels makes for good discussion and exchange of ideas. This is a great way to learn new skills at higher detail.
Fly Casting Clinics: These are offered periodically throughout the season to help our members improve their casting. They may cover general or specific topics relative to casting. The clinics are led by a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor with help from some of our very experienced members. Member feedback regarding these clinics has been good, and these are an excellent opportunity to improve your skills and line control.
Instructional Trips: During the season, more experienced members of our Section may offer on river instruction in specific areas or techniques. They may cover such topics as nymph fishing, dead drift, and dry fly fishing, to name a few. This is a perfect way to delve into details of different techniques and receive instruction from an experienced member.
Service Projects have included Stream Sampling, river cleanup, and trail work to fishing destination.
Fly Fishing Trips
Our trip leaders schedule a variety of trip types. They include: day, camping, lodging, hiking, backpacking trips. Most trips are day trips from metro Denver with destinations which range from desert streams to alpine lakes. Camping trips destinations are usually in locations greater than 2 hours from Denver. For more comfortable accommodations on extended trips, lodging is reserved by the trip leader. A few of our trip leaders enjoy backpacking to remote wilderness destinations and hiking to distant alpine lakes.
Join the Fly Fishing Section
As a member of the CMC, there is no additional charge to join the Fly Fishing Section. For a CMC membership, click here. To sign up for our newsletter we recommend you go to your MY MEMBERSHIP on CMC.org and check the “fly fishing” special interest of your personal profile page.
The Fly Fishing Section also operates an email discussion list where CMC members can share fishing reports and get reminders about upcoming trips and social events. If you would like to subscribe to the email list please contact us at [email protected].