Guide School

SPANISH PYRENEES

Once Every 2 Years

SANTA CILIA LODGE

Becoming a fly fishing guide is a wonderful way to follow your passion and make a living out of it. Salvelinus’ founder, Iván Tarín, offers in the Spanish Pyrenees, the keys to guide and teach fly fishing in a practical, comfortable, and profitable way to anglers of all skill levels. Students are fully immersed in fly fishing, from casting and fly selection, to communication skills, and guiding techniques. Your time with Salvelinus is an investment in your future.

4550 € PER WEEK

On-water
Real guiding on diverse scenarios

Refined Method
From years of coaching pro guides

Well-Worth
80-hour instruction, lifetime profit

Make fly fishing your new career

WITH THE SALVELINUS TOUCH

A full week dedicated to fly fishing instruction and real guiding on freestones, tailwater fisheries and lakes. Spend time with industry experts who have made guiding and teaching their way of life for over two decades. Learn about the little details that make up an internationally recognized professional fly fishing guide.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day One - Welcome to the Pyrenees

    Check-in and welcome briefing

  • Day Two – The Essence of Guiding

    A professional guide versus an excellent guide
    Rules, tips, tricks, equipment, and checklists
    Fishing and guiding in freestone rivers

  • Day Three – Communication Skills

    Becoming a great communicator and guide
    Keys of teaching how to fly cast in a short time
    Fishing and guiding in still waters

  • Day Four – Fly Casting Diagnostic

    Quality systems and organizational levels
    Casting diagnostic for anglers of all skillsets
    Advanced guiding techniques in still waters

  • Day Five – Guiding Responsibilities

    Ecotourism and guiding responsibility
    Security and legal considerations
    Fishing and guiding in remote waters

  • Day Six – Advanced Fly Fishing

    Advanced fly fishing techniques for sizeable trout
    Basic photography skills and marketing relations
    Fishing, guiding, managing fish, and photography

  • Day Seven – Technical Waters

    Rules and basics to be a successful guide
    Action plan and client relation
    Sight fishing and guiding on still waters

  • Day Eight – Departure

    The Guiding Manual
    Farewell brunch

EVERY DAY RIVER PICNIC.  SANTA CILIA LODGE FOR DINNER & OVERNIGHT

Included
  • Full board accommodation in Santa Cilia

  • Daily fishing licenses and permits

  • On-water and guiding instruction

  • Lessons for teaching fly casting

  • Guided fly fishing on diverse waters

  • The Guiding Manual