February 25, 2010 (Bainbridge Island, WA) – Sage Manufacturing is proud to announce a partnership with The Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, CO to create Sage Fly Fishing School – Rocky Mountain Region. Through multiple class options, Sage hopes to share with the public its passion for fly fishing while helping to increase participation in the sport. This partnership will offer new and seasoned anglers the opportunity to learn from experts.
“We want to share our committed passion for fly fishing with the public and part of that passion includes creating excitement about the sport,” comments Chris Andersen, Sales Manager for Sage. “Offering world class fishing schools is a great way to share our excitement for fly fishing with new and experienced anglers. Sage has selected The Blue Quill Angler as the site of our flagship fly fishing school because of the experience and talent they offer.”
At the Sage Fly Fishing School, anglers will have three class options based on interests, skill levels and schedules. Two courses will focus on the basics of fly fishing including rod rigging, knot tying, entomology, fly selection, fly casting, safe wading practices and reading the water. Another course will provide specific concentration on improving casting skills. All courses will feature equipment from Sage and qualified guides and certified casting instructors from The Blue Quill Angler.
“We couldn’t be more proud to be included in Sage’s endeavors into increasing angler participation and education,” explains Jim Cannon, co-owner of The Blue Quill Angler. “With Sage being a world class manufacturer of fly rods, reels and accessories, their commitment and ours to provide anglers with skills and techniques from professionals will create a lifelong enthusiasm for fly fishing.”
Sage Fly Fishing School courses include:
Fly Fishing 101: Students will spend two weekday evenings in the classroom and one full day on the water. Class size will be limited to six students with one instructor. Classes will be held weekly starting mid-April through September.
Fly Fishing 201: Students will spend one full day in the classroom and one full day on the water. Class size will be limited to eight students with two instructors. Classes begin May 14th and run through September 18th.
Advanced Casting School: Experienced anglers will spend one day with a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF)-certified fly casting instructor to focus on their technique. This is a full day class with 8 students. Classes begin April 17th and are held through September 4th.
Founded in 1980, Sage was created with one idea in mind – to build the world’s finest performance fly rods. Passionate about creating fly fishing products that continually exceed expectations, Sage strives to seek performance advantages through new materials and designs based on a foundation of research and innovation. Sage also offers fly reels, fly lines, apparel, accessories and luggage for avid anglers.