Classes & Events

Fly Fishing 101 - 2018

Dates: November 3, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: Westover Farms Conference Center

In just one day beginners will learn about casting a fly rod, trout feeding behaviors, stream entomology, fly selection, reading the waters and, of course, how to catch fish. You’ll also tackle the basics of equipment selection, knot tying, river structure, how to choose the right fly and how to reel in trout with nymphs, wet flies and streamers. The cost is $250 per person, which must be paid in full and confirms your spot in the class.  Your payment is non-refundable.  Bring a friend and save $100.  If you bring a friend, the cost is $200 per person.  The class fee includes a loaner fly rod for the day, instruction, lunch, and fishing.  If you have your own rod and reel, we encourage to bring it. Please call if these dates do not work with your schedule and we will find alternate dates.  Click here: for more information or to register for the class.


8:00 am Class begins
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Catch & Release fishing and instruction

Kids Fly Fishing 101 (Ages 8 - 12)

Dates: 2018 - July 14 & August 8 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Fly Shop

This event is for kids ages 8-12 and offers just enough education and practice to get your kid hooked on fly fishing! It’s a super-fast morning of casting lessons, fly selection, and entomology. Lunch is hot-dogs on the grill. After lunch, we’ll have a casting competition, and then some free time for more fishing. NOTE: one parent or adult must be in attendance to help supervise the kids. Minimum class size of 4 and maximum of 8 students.  Payment must be made in full and confirms your child’s spot in the class.  Payments are non-refundable.
$50 per child

Trout Unlimited Kids Fishing Day - 2018

Dates: TBD

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: Westover Farms Fly Shop

Join Gateway Trout Unlimited in celebrating their annual kids fishing outing at Westover. This fun-filled day of fishing includes casting instruction, bug life, stream education, games and lunch. The event is open to children ages 6 and up for a $20 fee. Sign up soon, as space is limited. Don’t miss your opportunity to hook the next generation on fishing!

To book your class or event, or for more information, email or call (573) 743-6284.

Fly Tying - 2018

Dates: March 17, July 21, & October 20, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: Westover Farms Conference Center

Tackle the basics of fly tying, including several fly patterns commonly used on Missouri streams. The cost is $60 per person.  Payment in full confirms your reservation.  The $60 fee includes lunch, all of the necessary fly tying supplies, and catch & release fishing.  If you have your own fly tying equipment, you are encouraged to bring it. The class must have a minimum of 3 students and is full at 6 students.  So sign up soon!


7:30 am Check-in
8:00 am Class begins
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Test your flies with some Catch & Release fishing

Reel Recovery

Dates: April 23-25, 2018

Time: 4:00pm Monday, April 23 - 2:00pm Wednesday, April 25

Location: Westover Farms Conference Center

Reel Recovery is a national a non-profit that organizes fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from cancer. All meals, lodging and fly-fishing equipment are covered by Reel Recovery at no cost to participants, and no previous fishing experience is required. Space is limited to 14 men, so sign up soon! To find out more about Reel Recovery and the retreat at Westover, click here.

I fish all over the country and world and look forward to coming to Westover for some fantastic fishing.
Gene Sullivan