Trout School with Simon Gawesworth
By Riley Nelson
October 12, 2021

Sage Lodge Montana, September 18 - 23, 2022

Join Far Bank Enterprises' Education and Engagement Manager Simon Gawesworth for a highly educational, in-depth Trout School at the Sage Lodge in the Paradise Valley of Montana.

Sage Lodge
An amazing multi-sport lodge within striking distance of classic Montana rivers. 

Whether you are a seasoned fly angler or new to the sport, this trip to Montana with Simon Gawesworth is sure to be an exciting and educational adventure. Simon will be traveling with the latest Sage fly rods and RIO fly lines perfectly matched for the Paradise Valley. Students will learn in the classroom on select mornings and evenings and spend the first day on the pond learning to cast with Simon and other casting instructors. The second day of the course is designed to teach anglers how to fish with dry flies, nymphs and indicators, streamers and soft hackles, all while wade fishing on the Yellowstone, while the remaining two days concentrate on putting into practice the skills learned with two days of guided fishing with top Montana guides.  

Far Bank Fly Fishing Schools are designed so that students leave the course with all the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment in fly fishing. We do this by keeping the instructor to student ratio to an absolute minimum. On group lesson days there will be a maximum of 4 students per instructor, and on the putting-into-practice fishing days, only two guests per professional guide.

Group Size: 8-12 students


  • September 18: Arrive Bozeman, MT, transfer to lodge
  • September 19: Classroom and casting pond sessions with Simon and other certified instructors 
  • September 20: Morning classroom session, full day of wade fishing with Simon and other certified instructors
  • September 21: Full day of guided float fishing
  • September 22: Full day of guided trout fishing or a full day casting clinic with Simon
  • September 23: Depart lodge

NOTE: Extra days of guided fishing and lodging are available if students would like to fish more after school is dismissed.

Rate: Per person for a 5 night/ 4 day school 

Double Occupancy: $5075
Single Occupancy: $6400

Use of Sage and RIO demo gear
All meals at the lodge
Fishing instruction
Guided fishing

Not Included:
Transportation to/from the lodge
Fishing license

Meet Simon Gawesworth
Learn more about your Host and Chief Instructor.

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Destination Manager

Riley Nelson

Rockies, Pacific Northwest

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