Phil Rowley

Phil Rowley was introduced to coarse fishing in England at the age of six, and for the past 20 years he's been fly-fishing stillwaters almost exclusively. A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. His contributions also include numerous feature articles and books, including his bestseller, "Fly Patterns For Stillwaters".

When he isn't tying flies or fishing, Phil travels western North America performing at outdoor shows, teaching seminars, speaking to fly clubs and conducting weekend fly-fishing schools. In early 2004, Phil along with good friend Brian Chan, released a signature line of fly tying materials. We are proud to work with both Phil and Brian here at Anchored Outdoors!

Introduction

Reviews From This Course

5 star rating

Fantastic Course

Steve Peach

I really enjoyed this one, have applied many of the principles from this course and from Phil's excellent recent Stillwater book here in Australia. I've star...

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I really enjoyed this one, have applied many of the principles from this course and from Phil's excellent recent Stillwater book here in Australia. I've started fishing loch style competitions over the last year, and Phil's knowledge has been invaluable. There are some subtle differences in flies and techniques between the different continents it appears, but the fundamentals are the same. Thanks Phil!

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5 star rating

Quality content

Rick Collins

Well structured and highly informative. Phillip is an excellent teacher.

Well structured and highly informative. Phillip is an excellent teacher.

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Better than that?

Stephen Dexter

Always think "how could Phil be better that the last time?" but he always makes me see some subtle thing or technique I didn't think about the way I did befo...

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Always think "how could Phil be better that the last time?" but he always makes me see some subtle thing or technique I didn't think about the way I did before. I must be a glutton as I always come back for more. Darn you Phil!

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When You Join Today

We'll Also Be Adding These Four Exclusive Bonuses

  • Community Support

    Our students achieve the best results by engaging with others. You'll have access to our private Facebook group, as well as our class-specific community page.
    Value: $240

  • Lifetime Access

    We understand that time is the number one obstacle most students face. While enrolment for most of our courses expire after one year, you'll have access to it for LIFE.
    Value: $1200

  • Annual Membership

    Our popular membership includes exclusive documentaries and series, how-to videos, visual presentations, interactive lessons with industry leaders, giveaways, community and more!
    Value: $1640

  • Brian Chan's Chironomid Class!

    Yes, you read that right! We'll even add Brian's class, which is the perfect compliment to Phil's. Own them both for life!
    Value: $147

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Why Fly Fish Lakes?

  • 2

    Equipment

    • Equipment

  • 3

    Understanding Fly Lines

    • Understanding Fly Lines

  • 4

    Knots and Dropper Systems

    • Knots and Dropper Systems

    • Stillwater Essentials Leaders & Droppers

  • 5

    Watercraft

    • Watercraft

  • 6

    Anchoring Techniques

    • Anchoring Techniques

  • 7

    How Lakes Work

    • How Lakes Work

  • 8

    Entomology: Key Stillwater Hatches

    • Entomology: Key Stillwater Hatches

  • 9

    Entomology: Stillwater Staples

    • Entomology: Stillwater Staples

    • Caddisflies

    • Chironomids

    • Damselflies

    • Dragonflies

    • Forage Fish

    • Mayflies

    • Leeches

    • Scuds

    • Water Boatman

    • Zooplankton

  • 10

    Stillwater Flies

    • Stillwater Flies

  • 11

    Inducing a Take

    • Inducing a Take

  • 12

    How to Find Fish

    • How to Find Fish

  • 13

    Floating Line: Indicator Techniques

    • Floating Line: Indicator Techniques

  • 14

    Floating Line: Naked and Dry Techniques

    • Floating Line: Naked and Dry Techniques

  • 15

    Sinking Line Techniques

    • Sinking Line Techniques

  • 16

    Attractor Techniques

    • Attractor Techniques

  • 17

    In Summary

    • In Summary

  • 18

    Congrats! Here's What's Next...

    • Course Completion Certification, Resources and More

    • You've Earned $6 In Premium Points!

FAQ

  • How long do I have access to this course for? Is there an expiration date?

    You'll have access to this class AND the bonus class for LIFE!

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