Stillwater School
with Phil Rowley

April 19-21, 2024

Stillwater School
with Phil Rowley

April 19-21, 2024

Stillwater School with Phil Rowley

Join us April 19-21, 2024 for an exciting weekend of everything Stillwater! We're so pleased to have our friend Phil Rowley join us and host our Stillwater School. From entomology, to gear, to fly fishing tactics, this school will have everything you need to be successful while fly fishing on lakes. Class size limited to 10 people for maximum instruction.

About Phil Rowley

Phil has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fly fishing in general but his focus is definitely on Stillwater Tactics and Fly Tying alike.

Phil was a commercial tier for many years and his patterns are distributed by a ton of different vendors across North America, even in our own Stillwater flies at the shop. Phil is an author and a co-writer for a bunch of Stillwater publications that have stood the test of the industry and are a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Stillwater fishing. 

Day 1

We will start off on Friday, April 19th, evening from 7:00-9:30pm at the shop (109 9919 Fairmount Dr SE) with an Introduction and Classroom Session:

  • Equipment Essentials
  • Aquatic Entomology and Fly Listing
  • How to Find Trout in Productive Stillwaters
  • How to Approach and Read a New Lake
Day 2 & 3

On Saturday, April 20th and Sunday April 21st, our Stillwater school will take place at Arbour Lake. Over these two days on-the-water you will receive:

  • Scheduled time on the water with Phil Rowley
  • Stillwater presentation techniques and retrieves
  • Entomology
  • Casting diagnostics and instruction with Josh Nugent

Lunch will be provided on both days.


It is recommended that you have basic fly fishing knowledge (how to prepare your gear, fly cast, and tie knots) in order to get the most out of this Stillwater School.

Check out our Education Page for a list of available Fly Fishing Courses.

You can register online here or come into the shop and one of our shop staff will gladly sign you up!

  • Pen and paper
  • Water and light snacks
  • Alberta Fishing License
  • Weather appropriate clothing (including a hat, sun protection, and polarized sunglasses)
  • Fly rod set up (5-6 weight), leader, tippet, flies, nippers/pliers

Yes, because you will be fishing at Arbour Lake you will need an Alberta Fishing License. You can purchase a fishing license online here or in person at any of these local Calgary locations.

Arbour Lake

Arbour Lake is a private community lake known for it's productive multi-species Stillwater fishing. You will have an opportunity to catch Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, and Tiger Trout at this lake!

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