WSU Fly Fishing Classes

Updated: 8/10/2022

The WSU online registration for these classes is OPEN.

Since Nov. 8th is election day and the class room for the casting class is used for elections, there will be no casting class that day and will make it up on Nov. 22th.  Tried planning the timing to be done before that holiday week and didn’t know that room was used for elections.  This change only affects the casting class.

Fly Fishing: The Basics

The Basics fly fishing course is for the beginner, as well as the intermediate, interested in learning more about fly fishing. This is a lecture based course that will cover all aspects of the sport, from the history to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Students will receive information about how to buy their first fly rod and reel. Participants will also get hands on training on how to tie knots used while on the water as well as how to rig a fly rod for fishing different types of flies. Other topics covered during this course will include: gear, fly lines, entomology, reading water, conservation and etiquette. Focus is more around trout fishing, but will also cover some warm water. All equipment will be provided.

  • Instructor: Ryan Allred, Flatland Fly Fishers Club
  • This course will be held at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex Campus on Monday nights from 7 to 9 PM starting October 10, 2022
  • The class is 6 weeks long
  • The fee for the course will be $74
  • The class will be limited to 25 students
  • The Metropolitan Complex address is 5015 E. 29th St. N.
  • For registration for this class call WSU Community Education at (316) 978-3731 or visit the WSU website

Fly Fishing: Casting

Fly Fishing Casting is a course to learn more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include the skills and casting principles needed to become proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide the equipment you will need.

  • Instructor: Ryan Allred, Flatland Fly Fishers Club
  • This course will be held at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex Campus on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 PM starting October 11, 2022
  • The class is 6 weeks long
  • The fee for the course will be $74
  • The class will be limited to 12 students
  • The Metropolitan Complex address is 5015 E. 29th St. N.
  • For registration for this class call WSU Community Education at (316) 978-3731 or visit the WSU website
  • Here is a video of what you will learn to do in this class

Fly Tying Introduction

The introduction to fly tying course is for the people interested in learning to tie their own flies.  This course will go over the tools and materials used.  It will cover the basic tying technique needed to get started and become proficient in tying.  Topics covered during this course will include both wet and dry flies for both warm and cold water fish.  The course will provide fly tying vices and tools for those that need tying equipment. The course will provide all the materials you will need. 

  • Instructor: Ryan Allred, Flatland Fly Fishers Club
  • This course will be held at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex Campus on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 PM starting October 12, 2022
  • The class is 6 weeks long
  • The fee for the course will be $89
  • The class will be limited to 12 students
  • The Metropolitan Complex address is 5015 E. 29th St. N.
  • For registration for this class call WSU Community Education at (316) 978-3731 or visit the WSU website