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Reading Trout Water

Join us on a river journey to learn about the different water currents, elements and features to become a better trout angler.  Understand where trout live and you’ll catch more fish.  

Course Details

  • Instructors – Heather Hodson and Jenn Hsia
  • Email
  • Cost – $25.00 – Scholarship Available
  • Refunds – No Refunds
  • Course – Recorded and Available to Watch Now

Course Covers

  • Trout Basic Needs
  • Water Temperature & Oxygen Contents
  • River Types
  • Sections of a River
  • River Basics
  • Where to Fish
  • ABC’s of Fly Fishing
  • Presentation Positions
  • Key Takeaways
  • Video and Photo Examples for Different Sections of a River

You'll Receive

  • “Reading Trout Water” Online Course Recording
  • “Reading Trout Water” Classroom Handouts
  • 1.5 hrs Classroom Instruction
  • Education Emails from Fly Fish Instruct
  • Education Discounts
  • Early Event Announcements
Trout 4 Basic Needs - Reading Trout Water

Scholarships Available

We believe that everyone should have access to fly-fishing education and are living out this mission through our scholarship program.  We are more than happy to offer scholarships for our online courses.  Please email to inquire.


The scholarship funding comes from direct donations and via donation-based online courses.  In 2022, Fly Fish Instruct provided more than 150 individuals free access to the “Intro to Fly Fishing” online course and over 50 scholarships and donated courses. 

All donations will go to the Celine Bayla Education Scholarship Fund.  Celine was an incredible woman who left this world much too early.  Celine worked with United Women on the Fly to make education more accessible and fly fishing more inclusive.  Your support is much appreciated.  Donate HERE.

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