WorldCast Anglers Western Rivers Fly Fishing Guide School is an intense seven-day course, which takes place outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, an area with an amazing amount of trout water. The school is intended for those who wish to begin a career as a professional fly fishing guide or to extend their own personal fly fishing knowledge. It is a very unique school and the only one which truly prepares you for a life on the water — guiding.
Learn from Guiding and Industry Experts
WorldCast Anglers offers three schools per season, and each school consists of two days of classroom activities and five days on the water. The classroom activities, an important aspect of the school, establish the foundation of your experience. Our guest speakers, experts, and instructors give you their own perspective on guiding. A psychologist, entomologist, casting instructors, whitewater expert, naturalist, and Conservation representative will cover everything from knot tying to whitewater rescue to cold water conservation as well as the other essential skills of a fly-fishing guide.
5 Days of Rowing Progression
For the five days on the water we have hand-picked five of our most experienced and knowledgeable guides to conduct the rowing progression. They are simply the best at what they do and have been teaching this course for a combined 65 years. Our rowing progression teaches the practical secrets and tactics for rowing a drift boat safely and efficiently while putting anglers in the best position to catch fish.
Maximum Time on the Water
River days consist of three day trips and an overnight trip on the famed South Fork of the Snake River, during which we will row and fish twenty-six miles of the Canyon Section and stay at the WorldCast Anglers “South Fork Hilton” — enjoying a great dinner, roaring fire, and fishing stories.
Drift Boast Tactics and Safety
Specific fishing tactics from a drift boat come to the forefront of the School during the river days. From dry-fly to nymph to streamer fishing, we will cover it all – the proper rod set up, the correct depth, and recognition of good trout habitat. We will also cover tippet, leader, backing, fly lines, rods, reels, waders, sunglasses, nets, and everything else to ensure guide and client success.
Graduation & Diploma of Completion
At the end of the School, all of the students who finish the course will receive a diploma of completion, which represents a great accomplishment and a head-start toward a career in guiding. Instructors will also award a diploma of “Guide School Certification” to students who have excelled throughout the School and who are ready to guide wherever they chose. Students can use these diplomas for job placements locally or across the globe. WorldCast Anglers has placed guides in the best destinations in the world from Alaska to the Seychelles.
ORVIS Endorsed School
Our school is Orvis Endorsed and world renown. Eighty-five percent of our graduates find jobs guiding. Fly fishing guides can earn a great living (top guides make $350+ per day), pay back any investment they make in boats and equipment, and live and work in some of the most beautiful locations anywhere.