A Complete Fly Fishing Education

At Big Sky Anglers we believe strongly in the value of education and how it pertains to the world of flyfishing. We have seen and continue to see on a daily basis our customers’ and our own levels of enjoyment increase as we learn more about this great sport and its many facets. It is a stated goal of ours to share flyfishing with our customers and to help them learn how to get the most out of it, whether they are on a guide trip with us or just happen to stumble over our threshold in search of a little fishing information. Education can take many forms, from casting and knots to entomology and tying flies. It can also be just learning to enjoy flyfishing in another way than you have previously experienced.


hands-on curriculum

Long time angling and guiding veteran of the Yellowstone area, John Hudgens, has carefully put together a program that combines classroom learning, casting demonstrations, and hands-on sessions with on-the-water presentations.

The Anglers Academy

These days most flyfishing schools are available in a less-institutional format, and range from hours-long classes at a local fly shop to outfitters hosting groups for a few days at a time during off-peak windows. However, there is a particular school of note that has become one of the high-quality institutions of learning in this fine sport. It is generally designed to cater to anglers who have some experience and are looking for more, thoughtfully put together to teach customers to be self-sufficient anglers. This institution was founded by a very close friend of ours and a well-respected fishing guide of many years and is called the Anglers Academy.



BSA co-owner, Jonathan Heames is part of this terrific staff of instructors.

"I was happy to accept and join the ranks of some true professionals. I truly enjoy sharing flyfishing with anglers interested in learning more, and to able to do so alongside a staff of such great people has been a wonderful experience." JH

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2023 Sessions

Signature COurse at Elk Creek Ranch

 Elk Creek Ranch is located in Island Park, Idaho, on a quiet and secluded 500-acre property with its own private lake. 

July 8 - 13, 2023
5 nights / 4 days is $5,195.00 per person (based on double occupancy) 

Limited to 12 students 

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women's course at Harriman State Park

Harriman State Park is a16,000 acre park that is bisected by the Henry’s Fork River in Island Park, Idaho.

     August 6 - 9, 2023
4 nights / 3 days is $4,995.00 per person (based on double occupancy)
Limited to 12 students 

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