Classes & Events

SPRING 2019 CLASSES & Events

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Fly Fishing 101 Dates 2019 - FREE

East Lansing Dates:

May 11th (Saturday) 10am-12pm
May 15th (Wednesday) 6pm-8pm
May 29th (Wednesday) 6pm-8pm
June 8th (Saturday) 10am-12pm
June 19th (Wednesday) 6pm-8pm
June 29th (Saturday) 10am-12pm


Grand Rapids Dates:

May 18th (Saturday) 10am-12pm
June 15th (Saturday) 10am-12pm


Fly Fishing 201 - 2019 FREE - Grand Rapids - On Water Instruction May 19th, June 9th 

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For fly tying classes, please mention if you have a vise and tools you will be bringing.

FLY TYING 101 $20 Two hour crash course on fly tying. This is a great opportunity for those just getting started, or anyone who is curious about fly tying. No need to bring anything, equipment and materials are provided. Please call or RSVP to  -   Please send NAME (s), EMAIL and LOCATION (Grand Rapids - East Lansing).

Brews & Bugs - These are instructional classes where we host a group of people right in the shop, and provide all the necessary materials to tie a selection of flies. Bring your own vise and tools, we handle the rest. Feel free to bring your own beer! $20 gets you a seat, please remember to RSVP. 

Open Vise Night - This is simply an opportunity for fellow fly tyers to hang out, compare notes, and share a common bond. Hosted right in the shop, this FREE gathering is a great way for tyers of all skills levels to bounce ideas off each other. A great way to meet new friends! Feel free to bring your own beer. Please remember to RSVP. 

STEELHEAD 101 - FREE!! Back by popular demand, this class answers all the most common questions we get regarding these elusive fish. It is usually a 1 to 2 hour class, with an extended Q&A session at the end. Space is limited, so please RSVP via phone or email ( ).

Grand Rapids & East Lansing

FLY FISHING 201 - FREE - Follow up on our 101 class with a 201 on the water group instructional covering the basics of dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing. Bring your waders and fly rod and meet at the shop at 6pm before going to the rogue for two hours of on the water instruction. Please call or RSVP to 

We at Nomad Anglers have helped thousands of anglers get into the sport of fly fishing.  Our instructors are approachable and experienced.  We welcome mistakes... we learn from mistakes and often they make the best stories and a good laugh!  We understand that your time on the water is precious and we want to ensure that you enjoy it.

During the winter months, we share many of our tales at Brews and Bugs where local fly tiers teach us new fly patterns.  We hope that you stay connected by checking in on this site or getting on our email list so that you don't miss these opportunities to build our fly fishing community.  

Just as mistakes are welcomed, so are your questions.  Please feel free to share your questions about techniques, knots, flies or products, by contacting us at

Here at Nomad Anglers, we want to hear stories of your fly fishing success!

To help foster success we provide a variety of opportunities for learning. Whether it is getting you geared up for your upcoming trip to Belize or tying your next fly for your Steelhead adventure, we want to make sure you feel knowledgeable and empowered to be successful out on the water!