California School of Flyfishing

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who catch 90% of the fish!

Fly Fishing Classes and Instruction by Ralph and Lisa Cutter

California Fly Fishing Classes and Instruction

Learn from one of the oldest and most respected fly fishing schools in the world.

In small groups, Ralph and Lisa Cutter will lead you through an intense learning experience. We don't have instructors, we are your instructors! Our on-the-water classes simply can't be duplicated on a city lawn or parking lot.

Well into our 3rd decade, we are one of the oldest and most respected fly fishing schools in the world and by far and away the most experienced in the West. Many of today's top pros were our students. We have been profiled in such diverse publications as National Geographic, the LA Times, Outside, Adventure West, SF Chronical, the Wall Street Journal, Sunset, and Playboy.

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Bugs of the Underworld Video

The natural history of aquatic insects as never filmed before! Available for purchase in the Shop!

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Flyfishing Classes

Learn more about classes or register today by calling (530) 470-0284!

Introduction to Flyfishing

Introduction to Flyfishing

The fundamental foundation

During this two day class you will be taught the fundamentals of casting, knot tying, fly and equipment selection, reading the water, safety, and of course catching fish! Every student is individually taught by Lisa and most of your time is spent

the Complete Flyfisher

The Complete Flyfisher

Two full days of intense learning

Lots of time on the water learning and refining techniques. You will leave this class with the skills and confidence to flyfish any trout water in the world. Every class is taught by Ralph and Lisa Cutter in Truckee.

Private Flyfishing Clinics

Private Flyfishing Clinics

Wildly popular and very limited!

This is a private single day introductory clinic that can be scheduled at your convenience. The entire day will be spent on the water, with one-on-one instruction with Ralph or Lisa Cutter.

Flyfishing Books and DVDs

Shop online for books and DVDs from California School of Flyfishing.

Bugs of the Underworld

11 years, 8 cameras, 3 countries, countless breaths underwater.

The natural history of aquatic insects as never filmed before. This riveting documentary takes you face to face with aquatic insects. Extraordinary underwater footage follows the life cycles of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and other amazing bugs.

Fish Food

A Fly Fisher's guide to Bugs and Bait

Myths, legends and lies about flies, both real and artificial, are exposed from a trout's perspective. A thorough examination of the foods trout eat, by a master of observation and adaptation whose curiosity has led to innovations in fly design and angling techniques.

Sierra Trout Guide

The definitive work on California's trout fisheries and how to fish them.

The evolution, natural history, and distribution of the Sierra trout. 2,200 Sierra lakes, rivers and streams referenced, trout species, topo maps and more. Filled with flyfishing info including flies, tackle, techniques and tips. Where and how to go.