Fly fishing classes

Stacy Jennings’ Fly Fishing Schools

From trout streams to blue water, Stacy Jennings has been fly fishing since 1976 and teaching fly fishing professionally since 1994. She instructs to meet the needs of each client. Stacy’s been voted Best Fly Fishing Guide in Missoula, 2007 to 2018. She delights in teaching everyone from kids and couples to friends and Federal Supreme Court Justices on Western Montana’s most beautiful and fish intensive water.


2019 Fishing Class Schedule

Instruction is available weekly, April through September.

Missoula’s 19th Annual Women’s’ Fly Fishing Clinic

This Clinic is all-encompassing and good for first time and beginner fly fishers alike. Students will acquire the ability to assess and adjust their own casts in the first hour. In addition to practicing fishing techniques on water, participants will learn about stream and lake entomology, reading water and tying essential knots. Another key component of the clinic is the teaching about the differences in equipment, dispelling myths and revealing how to find best values available. Combine all that with practice playing, landing and releasing fish and the clinic puts students in a great position to begin a lifelong journey of enjoyable days on the water.

Saturday, June 22nd from 10am to 3pm ~ The Blackfoot River
Cost: $150 (includes lunch, gear and a t-shirt)

The funds raised in this clinic directly benefit the recipients of Montana Natural History Center’s youth camp scholarships. The Kingfisher has sponsored Missoula’s Annual Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic for nearly two decades. Past raffle items have included Winston and Sage rods, Simms waders for women and countless other helpful supplies! Raffle tickets are available at the clinic.

* Please reserve your space by contacting Stacy at

The intermediate and advanced angler series is for anyone who wants to fish locally or for salt species that may require an entirely different approach. Learning objectives include single and double haul techniques, hook sets and use of fluorocarbon. Combine all that with fishing tips galore and this series is the perfect follow-up to the introductory curriculum. Sign up for 3 one-hour learning sessions. Class size is limited to 4 anglers.

Cost: $120


A couple’s fishing class offers a supportive way for partners to enjoy learning together. This class is designed to reduce tension in both casts and relationships
simultaneously! Instruction is customized to match the needs of each student and there is emphasis on learning to self-assess the efficiency and accuracy of the cast and make adjustments. Participants will leave with effective casting and fishing techniques and an understanding of essential entomology.
Class size is limited to 3 couples.

Cost: $90 per couple


Private or group instruction available weekly ~ 406.370.4027