AvidMax Casting Lessons


New to Fly Fishing or want to improve your casting? AvidMax offers casting lessons for everyone. From beginners looking to start out on the right foot to intermediate casters who want to improve certain techniques or remove bad habits. Our certified Fly Fishers International (FFI) casting instructor will help you achieve your casting goals.

Lesson Options

  • Private lessons
    • $100.00 per hour with FFI instructor
  • Two person lessons
    • $75.00 per hour with FFI instructor

Instructor Bio

Dave Jenkins

My name is Dave Jenkins and I have been fishing around the US for two decades. I grew up in Colorado where I became an avid angler throughout the state fishing as many different watersheds as possible. This brought me to find my home in Gunnison Colorado for college where I quickly realized I wanted to work in the industry that had brought me so much passion over the years.

Since then, I have guided in multiple states, hosted travel trips internationally and nationally, fished extensively in salt water, freshwater (all types), become highly proficient Spey casting, and mastered single hand casting. I am a Certified Casting Instructor through Fly Fishers International and a member of Scott Fly Rods Pro-Staff.
My passion for teaching and instruction is a huge part of my life that I enjoy thoroughly and love helping anglers of all levels work on becoming better anglers and casters themselves. I know the importance of casting and the correlation between the caster, the rod, the line, and how perfecting these skills will lead to more fish in any setting.

Most students only require one or two lessons to fix any existing casting flaws or drastically change their understanding and proficiency in casting in any fishing setting.


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All lessons are subject to approval, scheduling and weather. Lessons must be cancelled by the student with 24 hour notice or will be charged the full rate of the lesson. Any lessons canceled prior to 24 hours may be re-scheduled based on availability.