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Spend the day with veteran guide Pat Dorsey on the fabled South Platte River near Deckers to learn the nuances of catching trout during the winter.   Dorsey will begin the day with a discussion on fly selection and how to rig your rod.  Then he smoothly transitions into seasonal strategies (where to find trout during the winter), followed by learning the tactics and techniques to consistently fool trout between mid-November and mid-March. For the remainder of the day, Dorsey will help each student refine their skills. 

As of late there, has been plenty of evidence of dry fly fishing with very small bugs and light tippets (between 5x-7x). The nymph and midge fishing remains strong and can be a very dependable technique to catch winter trout.

Pat will have some flies and a few essentials, but it is your responsibility to show up to the river prepared with the correct equipment.

Tippet ranges will be between 5x and 7x (Bring 5x,6x,& 7x)- Fluorocarbon is ideal for these picky trout.

Leaders recommended are 9Ft 6x/5x OR 7.5Ft 6X/5X

It is necessary to you to have all the fixings for a dry fly setup, as well as a nymph rig. 

If you need to purchase flies, leader, or tippet for this class, please let us know at time of booking and Pat can have them for you for the class.

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $125.00 per person

This class is limited to 3 anglers per day. If you already have 3 anglers choose a day that works for your group and we will try and get you out with Pat.

Anglers are required to bring their own lunch, flies, leader, tippet and gratuity.

Open Dates:
Dec 21: Filled 
Jan 5, 2016: Filled
Jan 7, 2016: Filled
Jan 12, 2016: Filled
Jan 26, 2016: Filled
Jan 28, 2016: Filled
Feb 1, 2016: Filled
Feb 9, 2016: Filled 
Feb 11, 2016:Filled
February 15, Filled
Feb 17, 2016:Filled
March 4, Filled
March 15, 2016: open for 1

Updated 2/12/2016 9:00 am. I will update when dates are taken or a new date added. If you have 3 people we can add another date not listed. Fishing has been great and everyone has been very pleased and learning a lot. Winter classes end March 15.

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Hi, Pat- I just wanted to drop you a line and say "thank you" for an incredible day at Boxwood Gulch! I feel safe in saying I learned more yesterday than I have in the year since I discovered this great sport. It was fun, and an honor, to meet you. Thanks for being so generous with your time, and sharing as much of your knowledge as you could with a novice in one day! I had a blast, and hope to do it again soon! Take good care! Chris Davis