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Kinni Campus Fly Fishing Schools

Our Fly Fishing Schools and Classes are Legendary...
Kinni Outfitters Fly Shop along with it's top guides has teamed up to bring fly tying classes and fly fishing schools to help you learn the basics from tying to casting to catching. Intended for both the novice angler and expert alike. You'll be taught by one of the area's top professional fly fishing casting instructors who will ensure you come away with a thorough working knowledge and the skills needed for years of fly fishing enjoyment.

Fly Fishing School

We offer fly fishing lessons from the basic fundamentals to advanced techniques, and you'll learn the essentials of fly casting, tying knots, choosing gear and tackle, proper fly selection, entomology and gamefish feeding habits— everything you'll need to learn how to fly fish. Join us for these fun and educational class outings. Sign up for a Kinni Outfitters Fly Fishing School today!

After fly fishing lessons, students can take advantage of great fly fishing on the Kinnickinnic River, one of the Midwest's best spring creeks—
 on site at Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters Fly Shop! 

Bring your own gear or reserve rental gear at Kinni Creek Lodge & Outfitters Fly Shop. Fly rods are $25 each per day and waders are $25 each per day. 

We will hold your school reservation with a Visa or Master Card.

Licenses are available for purchase in our fly shop.

Due to our intimate size and location, any cancellation affects us significantly. Consequently, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Cancellation notice is required at least 24 hours in advance by telephone if you cannot attend the class you are registered for. The fee is non-refundable for no-shows and last minute cancellations. If a class does not meet the minimum number of participants we will phone the registered participants to cancel the class. 

 Register by phone 1-715-425-7378. 

Private Lessons| $70.00 per hour for 1-2 people - 2 hours minimum
Private lessons are a great way to get started in fly fishing, especially if you can't find a class on our schools page that fits into your schedule. Give us a call to book your private lesson, 1-715-425-7378.

Tenkara Introduction Class
| $80.00 Tenkara Rods supplied- 4 hours

This class is meant to provide a solid foundation for pursuing the art of tenkara fly fishing.  We will discuss the origins of tenkara and its unique approach to fly fishing.  We will discuss traditional Japanese fly design.  We will then learn how to rig a tenkara rod and look at the knots that are most effective.  Then we will go stream side to learn the fundamentals of casting.  We will also look at several techniques that make tenkara an effective tool for catching trout.  At the end of this class you should have all the knowledge necessary to be able to continue the path of tenkara on your own.
Class Date  Time
 Co-ed with Jeff  Stay tuned for 2017 dates
 00:00 a.m. - 00:00 p.m.

 ***3 person minimum.

Intro to Fly Tying Class & Knot Essentials  | $80.00 all gear supplied- 4 hours

Knot Essentials: For those who need some hands on time with instruction before joining our on-water schools.  Learn a knot to tie on a fly to your tippet material.  Try joining some tippet to your leader with an easy and effective knot.  These will be the two essential knots to get you fishing.  Other knots will be discussed but will not be practiced by participants.

Class Date  Time
 Co-ed with   Stay tuned for 2017 dates
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 tying/1:00-2:00 knots 
 Co-ed with   Stay tuned for 2017 dates  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 tying/1:00-2:00 knots 

 ***3 person minimum.

Beginners Getting Started Class| $60.00 all gear supplied- 3 hours

This educational and fun class is perfect for newbies (or beginners that want a refresher). Your time will be split between classroom discussion and casting instruction. Approximately 1 hour of classroom, 1 hour of casting, 1 hour at Kinni Creek Fly Shop watching demonstration at the river. The Beginners school is a dry land class, there will be no fishing during the school. All gear is supplied.
You are welcome to bring your own gear.
Limit of 6 people.

Items you'll cover at the Kinni Outfitters Fly Fishing School:

    • Fly casting techniques
    • Essential fly fishing knots
    • How to choose your gear and tackle
    • Fly fishing etiquette
    • Proper fly selection

Class Date  Time
 Co-ed with Nick 
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Co-ed with Nick
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Co-ed with Nick  Saturday April 22nd, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
 Co-ed with Nick  Saturday May, 13th, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Co-ed with Nick
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
* 3 person minimum. 

Intermediate On-Stream Fly Fishing School  | $100.00 - 5 hours

This is our intense 5-hour fly fishing school that fly fisherman been raving about. This class is geared toward advanced beginners and intermediate-level fly fishers. It is recommended that you have taken the Getting Started Class or an equivalent. Bring your own gear or reserve rental gear in advance of the class. 1 guide to every 5 students.

Items you'll cover at the Intermediate On-Stream Fly Fishing School:

    • Fly casting techniques
    • Essential fly fishing knots
    • How to choose your gear and tackle
    • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
    • Proper fly selection
    • How to read water and currents
    • How to play, land, and safely release fish

To participate in the on-stream Kinni Outfitters Intermediate On-Stream Fly Fishing School, students must have the ability to knot a fly to their tippet; have a fitness level to walk in and out of the Lower Kinni Canyon at the dam; walk on uneven terrain, and wade in flowing water.

You will need to bring a matched fly rod & reel (4wt to 5wt suggested) and a selection of flies. You can also purchase recommended flies from our newly expanded Kinni Outfitters Fly Shop. Waders and boots are highly recommended, and a WI fishing license and Trout Stamp are required.

Class Date  Time
 Co-ed with Nick Saturday April 22nd, 2017  1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Co-ed with Nick Saturday May 13th, 2017  1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



 ***3 person minimum.

All Day A-Z Fly Fishing School  
| $190.00 - 9.5 hours class time
This school is an all inclusive in one day fly fishing school. You will start the day with our Beginners Getting Started Class from 9:00-12:00, then move on to Knot Essentials from 1:00-2:00, and finish the day with our Intermediate On-Stream Fly Fishing School from 2:30-7:30.
Come prepared for each segment with your own gear, snacks, lunch and water bottle. Lunch is on your own. Limit of 6 people.

Class Date  Time
 Co-ed with Nick Saturday June 3rd, 2017  9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
 Co-ed with Nick
 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  

 ***3 person minimum.

Online tips for Basic Fly Casting Techniques  | 24/7 online! | $Free

 Basic Fly Casting Techniques click here! 

European Nymphing School  | Stay tuned for 2017 Dates | $100.00 - 6 hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

European nymphing is becoming a very wide spread topic and with increasing pressure on many fisheries different angling approaches are becoming more and more common. Throughout the history of fly fishing, anglers have tried to find new ways to outsmart their prey and at this point these modern nymphing techniques are producing results. In this class you will learn:

-Short Line Czech and Polish nymphing techniques

-Long Line Spanish and French nymphing techniques

-Dry/Dropper techniques

-Deciding when and where to use these techniques

-Confidence fly selections that will catch fish in most situations with these techniques

-How to systematically fish the water with each of these methods

-Rigging, sighters, and gear solutions 

-(We will also take a kick sample of the bugs in the river and cover simple, but effective fly patterns that will match the bugs we find)

We invite you to come and join our guides to learn about these very affective techniques to help you improve your angling skills. These nymphing techniques along with the other angling methods we will cover are great additions to your arsenal of tactics and are sure to improve your catch rate.

Class Date  Time
   Stay tuned for 2017 dates
 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 ***3 person minimum, 10 person maximum.

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