Trout School with Simon Gawesworth

September 21 - 26, 2023

El Rancho Pinoso, Colorado

Join Far Bank Enterprises' Education and Engagement Manager Simon Gawesworth for a highly educational, in-depth Trout School at El Rancho Pinoso in Colorado.

Whether you are a seasoned fly angler or new to the sport, this trip to Colorado 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 Blanco Basin. Students will learn in the classroom on select mornings and evenings and spend the first day 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 Rio Blanco River. The remaining two days concentrate on putting into practice the skills learned with two days of guided fishing with top Colorado 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 students


  • September 21: Arrive El Rancho Pinoso, Colorado
  • September 22: Classroom and casting sessions with Simon and other certified instructors 
  • September 23: Morning classroom session, full day of wade fishing with Simon and other certified instructors
  • September 24: Full day of guided fishing
  • September 25: Full day of guided fishing
  • September 26: Depart lodge

Rate: $5,750 per person for a 5 night/ 4 day school  6 single rooms and 1 double room available


  • Use of Sage and RIO demo gear
  • Accommodations
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • Fishing instruction
  • Guided fishing
  • Limited beer and wine
  • Tax

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to/from the lodge
  • Alcohol
  • Fishing license
  • Guide and staff gratuities

Suggested Colorado Trout Gear

In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better.  For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water.  Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Enterprise Family.  As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.