Guide School2021-04-13T20:12:21+00:00

Two Rivers
Guide School

  • Wade fishing tactics

  • Drift boat skills

  • Career placement opportunities

  • and more…

September 19-25th
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*Classroom seats are extremely limited. Early applications will receive review priority.

Two Rivers
Guide School

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  • Drift boat skills

  • Career placement opportunities

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Transform your passion for fly fishing into the career you’ve dreamed of.

Spend your days on a drift boat in the natural beauty of Western Wyoming—at the headwaters of the renowned Green River. Learn the skills that professional fishing guides use to craft unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re looking to land your dream job or become a master angler, we can help.⁠

Our Program

Our intensive, all-inclusive, six-day course is designed to make professional guides out of passionate students. Our classroom and on-the-river training combine to offer a comprehensive program that will challenge and hone your fly fishing skills and knowledge. We’ll give you the skills you need to not only become a guide but to thrive as one. Learn from seasoned pros with over fifty years of experience fishing the West’s most diverse water systems. Our program is constantly evolving to meet client needs and changes in our industry.

Our intensive, all-inclusive, six-day course is designed to make professional guides out of passionate students. Our classroom and on-the-river training combine to offer a comprehensive program that will challenge and hone your fly fishing skills and knowledge. We’ll give you the skills you need to not only become a guide but to thrive as one. Learn from seasoned pros with over fifty years of experience fishing the West’s most diverse water systems. Our program is constantly evolving to meet client needs and changes in our industry.

Program Cost

$2,995

*Includes lodging and meals

Curriculum

We’ve cut the fluff without cutting corners. Our comprehensive program is designed to meet the goals of our students and to produce the highest quality fishing guides in the industry.

Daily Itinerary

Room check-in and facility familiarization

Course introduction

Casting instruction and common mistakes

First Aid/CPR certification

Basic boat/trailer maintenance

Common fishing knots

Nymphing techniques

Boat launching and recovery

Boat handling

Dry fly techniques

Boat handling

Streamer techniques and equipment

Field/emergency rod repair

Students will combine the previous three days of instruction by operating as a guide. Instructors will assume the role of a client.

Fly tying instruction

Wade fishing equipment, techniques and procedures

Safety emphasis when working with older clients

Managing environmental challenges

Graduation dinner

Student debriefs and post-course interview

One-on-one student meetings

  • Drift boat fishing tactics

  • Wade fishing tactics

  • Drift boat handling, launch, recovery and maintenance

  • Casting techniques—correcting common mistakes

  • Dry fly, nymph and streamer specific fishing

  • Fly tying and fish feeding habits

  • Equipment selection and repair

  • Assessing client skill level

  • First Aid/CPR and client safety

  • Managing challenges in the environment

Where We’re Located

Our guide school is based out of Two Rivers Fishing Company in Pinedale, Wyoming. Pinedale is nestled against the rugged wilderness of the magnificent Wind River Range—home to the headwaters of the famous Green River and the best trout fishing on the planet. The opportunity to fish these waters is coveted, and our summer season books out quickly.

Our diverse local waterways and private drift and wading access afford a range of technical challenges and trophy trout hunting.

See our Rivers section for more information.

What’s Included

We take care of logistics so that while you’re here, you can focus on furthering your education and experiencing this remarkable setting. In addition to course materials and instruction, you’ll receive:

  • Six nights of lodging – single occupancy

  • Breakfasts and lunches provided

  • Three dinners (three evenings free to experience local cuisine)

  • Access to our drift boats while training

  • Guide school swag-bag

  • Diploma

  • Guide school discounts on flies and fishing gear

*Students are responsible for their own fishing license, flies and tackle. Other equipment can be provided upon request.

FAQs

What gear will I need?2021-02-22T22:28:32+00:00

Students are responsible for their own fishing license, rod, reel, outerwear, rain gear, waders, flies and tackle. Fishing licenses may be purchased at our shop. Flies, leaders and tippets are available for purchase at a student discount. Limited rental equipment can be provided upon request by contacting us in advance.

How do I travel to Pinedale?2021-02-22T22:28:48+00:00

There are two popular options for flying into the area. Arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport and rent a car for a 4 1/2 hour drive to Pinedale. Alternately, fly into Jackson Hole Airport, and we can shuttle you to Pinedale. If you’d rather rent a car in Jackson, you’ll have a 1 1/2 hour drive to Pinedale. *Driving times are approximate.

What about lodging while I’m attending class?2021-02-22T22:29:05+00:00

We have arranged for your lodging with a local innkeeper. Rooms are single occupancy with a private bath. The cost of lodging is included with the course tuition.

What about meals?2021-02-22T22:29:18+00:00

Tuition includes all breakfasts, lunches and three dinners. As an opportunity to network with your classmates and sample Pinedale’s local cuisine, we left three dinners up to you.

How many days of rowing instruction will I receive?2021-02-22T22:29:46+00:00

You’ll be on the water for 4 days. Each day builds on the previous day’s lesson and becomes more technical as the week progresses.

Does this course include walk/wade instruction?2021-02-22T22:30:17+00:00

We dedicate a full day to cover the nuances of guiding walk/wade clients. The wade venues that we use will take place on one of our six private leases located on local ranches.

Is there any free time to fish or explore the local area?2021-02-22T22:30:57+00:00

Your schedule will be full during the course as we have a lot of material to cover. We’re happy to recommend some great recreational options if you choose to remain in the area after class concludes.

I’m a veteran, can I use my GI Bill benefits to cover tuition?2021-02-22T22:24:35+00:00

Five of our guides are proud veterans and look forward to welcoming all service veterans to our program. Unfortunately—pending a two-year process—we are not yet VA approved for the GI Bill.

I already have a drift boat. Can I bring it and use it in the class?2021-02-22T22:31:26+00:00

You will be using your instructor’s boat and riding in their tow vehicle to get to the day’s floating location. Do not bring your own drift boat.

How many students are in the class and what is the instructor/student ratio?2021-02-22T22:31:41+00:00

Class size is capped to a maximum of ten students. We have one instructor for every two students. Students will rotate among the instructors to gain insight into different techniques and guiding styles.

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