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ON THE VISE 2024 - Fly Tying Demos


Beginner Foundations Fly Tying Class


We are excited to announce that we will be offering a 6 week beginning fly tying class at Montrose Anglers fly shop beginning January of 2024! This class will be taught by fly tying instructor Al Ritt. Al has been apart of the fly fishing industry for over 40 years and has been instructing classes and providing tying lessons throughout his career. We are excited to have Al be apart of our team and bring his knowledge to this course!

      Throughout the course, we'll be learning to tie several effective fly patterns that you'll want in your fly box. More importantly, while tying these flies you'll be learning about tying tools and materials so you can choose items you need for not only these flies but for the future fly patterns you choose to tie!  We will be teaching you a range of techniques and skills that will allow you to tie a wide variety of patterns not covered in the class. You will walk away from the class having not only a lot of fun but a good grasp on the fundamentals to further your fly tying career!

        The class is $250/student which will go towards providing all materials and tools needed for every student throughout the duration of the class. The class will be two hours once a week through the months of January and February, hosted on Wednesday nights from 6-8PM at Montrose Anglers. Spots are limited to 8 students, so don't wait! 

For sign-ups contact Montrose Anglers via phone: (970)249-0408, email:, or swing by the shop!

We are looking forward to seeing you! 



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Causes We Support

One of the many great things about America is the freedom we all share, we can believe in different things and still enjoy our time on the river together. We believe business should give back to their communities and their country and we support causes that help bless people’s lives, and help, encorage and develop the youth of our community. To that end, we support The Mayfly Project, Welcome Home Montrose, Project Healing Waters, Gunnison Gorge Anglers TU, Able Women, and Montrose High School Athletics.  All of these organizations work to make life better for our community.

The Mayfly Project

The Mayfly Project is a national 501(c)(3) on a mission to mentor children in foster care via the sport of fly fishing. We provide opportunities for children in foster care to have fun, build self-esteem, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors. TMP Participants Receive: 1:1 mentor ratio - Fly fishing and conservation education - Experience 5 fly fishing outings - Receive their own gear to fly fish

Welcome Home Montrose

Welcome Home Montrose was founded to help make Montrose, Colorado a “No Barriers” city for our soldiers. Montrose is the first city chartered in the nation specifically for this purpose. Volunteers work with local veterans participating in adventures of all kinds including fly fishing and rafting, golf and more.

Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. brings a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in Military Hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. PHWFF is recognized as an model in the field of therapeutic utdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.

Able Women

Able Women is a public outreach initiative designed to spread the word about fly fishing and the many emotional, physical and spiritual benefits it brings to women. Fly fishing teaches independence, strength, and creativity. It is a sport very much defined by grace. And who understands grace better than a woman? Fly fishing binds us to astoundingly beautiful creatures that live in remarkably beautiful places. And fly fishing binds us – perhaps most importantly of all – to our inner, most beautiful selves. Able Women is an federally recognized 501(c)(3) Colorado non-profit organization.

Gunnison Gorge Anglers TU Chapter

Gunnison Gorge Anglers chapter is located in Colorado, serving the west central towns and waters of Montrose, Delta, Hotchkiss, Paonia, and Telluride. A chapter of Trout Unlimited and an affiliate of International Federation of Fly Fishers. Chartered in 1983, home rivers include the Gunnison, for which our chapter is named, as well as the Cimarron, Uncompahgre, San Miguel, and the North Fork of the Gunnison. With a membership of over 200, regular events include an annual show, multiple activities teaching youth, outings with Veterans, river cleanup, involvement in water issues, teaching both youth and adults fly casting and fly tying, as well as major stream improvement projects.