St. Peter's Fly Fishing Guide School

St. Peter’s Fly Shop's Guide School offers a comprehensive program tailored to equip individuals with the essential skills for success as a fly fishing guide. Over the course of 6 days, our curriculum covers a diverse range of topics crucial to excelling in this profession. From fundamental knowledge to advanced instruction techniques, bug studies, professional casting guidance, walk/wade guiding, drift boat operation, client management, and fostering professionalism, every aspect is meticulously addressed.

Whether you aspire to elevate your fly fishing prowess or pursue a career as a guide, our program is designed to meet your needs. Join St. Peter’s Guide School and embark on a journey towards becoming a proficient and respected guide in the industry.

Spring 2024 Guide School Course Details

-Monday, May 20th- Saturday, May 25th, 2024  

-$1,795 per person

Whether you are taking steps to becoming a fly fishing guide, or just want to increase your fly fishing knowledge and become proficient at rowing a drift boat, St. Peter's Guide School is an incredible value.  By offering a truly inclusive guide school package, St. Peter's offers an unrivaled experience. 

The course is limited to 8 people. The 6 day school consists of 2 days in a classroom setting and 4 days out on the water practicing, rowing, and understanding all aspects of being a fly fishing guide. Upon completion of the school, each student will complete 30 rowing hours with Colorado certified guide instructors. The cost of the school is $1,795 per person. A 50% deposit is required to enroll & the remaining balance is due two weeks before the class. Included in the St. Peter's Guide School tuition is 2 days of classroom instruction and materials, 4 days of on-water instruction, including all lunches for on water days, and all boating equipment necessary. Each student will be required to have their own fishing equipment and fishing licenses.*

If you are interested in being certified as a Colorado Float Guide, a guide instructor can be available for another 2 days after the school to complete the 50 hours of guide instructor training needed. The cost is $500 for the additional days. The additional row days do not include food or accommodations.

Spaces are limited so don't wait until it is too late!

*Students are responsible for their own lodging, breakfasts and dinners during the on-water days.

Meet Our Guide School Instructors

Grant Houx

Grant spends his time both working in the shop full time and guiding on local water and the North Platte River. In the shop his roles are inventory management, guide coordinator and most importantly relationship building with our customers. As a guide Grant is an integral part of St. Peter’s row team with over a decade of experience on the North Platte from North Gate to Casper. He has spent a significant amount of time traveling the world fly fishing from salt water destinations to Patagonia. In fly fishing, teaching is a driving facet of the sport for Grant. He is a Certified Casting Instructor who enjoys teaching people how to dial in their cast whether it is with a single or double handed rod.

Jin Choi

Since moving to Fort Collins in 1991, Jin has been passionate about learning the local rivers and lakes. Although calling the northern Front Range home, his pursuit of any fish eager to chase a fly has led him to spend seasons in locations stretching from Alaska to the Caribbean. While there are not many things he enjoys more than time on the water, teaching others about flyfishing, fly tying, and entomology are just as rewarding. Even if you are unable to attend any of Jin's classes or arrange a guided trip with him, he is always happy to answer questions or just chat about your latest fishing adventure.

For more information or to book your spot in our upcoming Guide School, please contact the shop 970-498-8968 or click here.