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Vocational Guide School Program

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Columbine Flyfishing Guide School Educational Programs

DATES

WYOMING  SESSION 2013
Each session is twelve days in duration w/only 2 students per session
2012 scheduale :
April 14-25 and September 15-26

 ONLINE CAMPUS 2013

Online sessions start the 1st of each month and is indvidually paced 12-16 weeks to completion

registration information call 719-661-2354 

Columbine offers the best guide school in the country, and the only licensed Vocational Guide School available

ENDORSEMENTS

TL Johnson Rod Company

Fish Creek Tackle Products

Hyde Drift Boats

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 We strive to provide the most well-rounded and best of instruction to ensure that you become the very best educated, qualified, safe, and environmentally aware guide possible.  You are gaining a professional education from a licensed vocational school with state credentialed instructors plus you will receive the certified skills credentials needed to place you at the top of the job market. If you are currently a practicing guide, this school will certify and validate your  skills. Columbine Guide School is endorsed by: TL Johnson Rod Company, Fish Creek Products, and the Hyde Drift Boat Company. This school curriculum is articulated for college credit. 

Listing of programmed courses
  • Wilderness and Fishing First Aid
  • Casting and Fishing Techniques
  • Teaching Students and Clients
  • Guide Responsibilities
  • Fly Tying and Entomology
  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Conversation
  • Organization and Analysis of Trips
  • Streamside and Camp Cuisine
  • Trophy Fish Handling
  • Advanced Outdoor Leadership
  • Drift boat Operation
  • River Navigation and Water Rescue
  • Working with Handicapped
  • Business and Management
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These are some of the benefits from attending our school:

1] A full curriculum of twelve plus courses 2] Over 300 page student handbook and guide manual  3] All room and board for twelve days 4] Casting evaluations, instruction, and certification 5] Teaching instruction and certification 6] Driftboat certification 7] Streamside Cookery  8] Working with Handicapped  9]  Fly tying taught by pro's in the trade 10] Resume and job placement assistance 11] Ninty-eight percent of our graduates are employed in the field and employers are calling for more certified guides 12] Reviews and introductions to many leading equipment companies 13] This school is conducted in a practical working environment in and outdoors, and has alot of hands on activity with alot more...

So, what is this education worth? Make an investment in your future that will make a difference in your life and experience.

ONLY

$4000

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
We offer our Guide School Curriculum taught through our personal development program. This program can be taught at your location for employers who want to train staff or initialize a new group of guides. All courses are certified the same as the guide school program and are a great way for professionals to extend their knowledge and have certified professional courses to add to their resume. These courses are also perfect for the employer who wishes to provide opportunities for their employees to become more motivated and well rounded professionals. These courses are a plus for motivational and customer service oriented skills training, all designed to enhance a professionals field of expertise. 

Ask about rates: 719-661-2354

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Listing of programmed courses

  • Wilderness and Fishing First Aid
  • Casting and Fishing Techniques
  • Teaching Students and Clients
  • Guide Responsibilities
  • Fly Tying and Entomology
  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Conversation
  • Organization and Analysis of Trips
  • Streamside and Camp Cuisine
  • Trophy Fish Handling
  • Advanced Outdoor Leadership
  • Drift boat and Raft Operation
  • River Navigation and Water Rescue
  • Working with Handicapped
  • Business and Management

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Staff and Faculty
Mike Willis
Primary courses taught:  casting and fishing, teaching, philosophy, ethics, conservation and conversation, trip organization, leadership, Driftboat and raft operation, working with handicapped
Secondary courses taught:  cuisine, business management, fly tying, first aid
Mike Longo
Primary courses taught:  cuisine and cookery, business and management, first aid
Secondary courses taught:  fishing, ethics and conversation, trip organization
Logan Borland
Primary courses taught:  fly tying and entomology, guide responsibilities
Secondary courses taught:  fishing and casting, driftboat and raft operation

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CASTING CLASSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
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Our casting certifications consist of a class and individual tutoring sessions with a final performance evaluation. Certifications can be upgraded anytime for a
tutoring and evaluation fee. This is a great way to document your performance and increase your expertise level. We also have classes in teaching skills with certification. It doesn't matter what your level of expertise, everyone has room for improvement.
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Columbine Flyfishers
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
Outfitter
Colorado #2098 and Wyoming #703
719-661-2354
 
mw@columbineflyfishers.com