Fly Fishing Lessons for Beginners

1) Beginners Course (One day course or a series, subject to client needs)
This introduction will suit both beginners, and those recently introduced to the sport. It will give you a solid foundation upon which to make progress and to apply the basic techniques. The 1day version is a taster course which is at a fast pace. The 2 day course includes two half day sessions of guided fishing and is at a more relaxed pace. You do not need your own equipment as this will be provided for the duration of the course. There will also be a set of course handouts.

 

KEY ELEMENTS
◦ Selecting and setting up a balanced outfit
◦ Fly rod, reel & line, knots, leaders
◦ Roll casting techniques
◦ Overhead casting techniques
◦ Dealing with wind and adverse conditions
◦ Insect life and selecting the correct fly patterns
◦ Watercraft, finding fish in given location
◦ Striking, playing landing, dispatch trout
◦ Catch and Release returning the fish unharmed

Fly Fishing Lessons for Improvers

2) Improvers (One day course or a series, subject to client needs)

The Improvers tuition is aimed at the fly fisher who has a degree of confidence with the two basic casts, the roll and overhead cast. A more varied range of casts will be introduced to improve upon accuracy and presentation, then more advanced fishing techniques are introduced. You do not need your own equipment as this will be provided for duration of the course. There will also be a set of course handouts.

 

KEY ELEMENTS

The course structure will be customised to your requirements, you may select any of the techniques from the list below:

Balancing your equipment (Rod, Reel & Line)
Different leader set ups
Sinking line techniques
Single & Double hauling techniques
Other casting techniques; Slack line casts Spey casts & Mends
General safely, wading, boating and float tubing
Scandinavian techniques
Skadgit

 

Fly Fishing Lessons for

Boating

3) Boating Techniques
The boating course is designed to introduce the novice to the delights of boat fishing in a safe manner and will include operation of the motorboat. At the end of the course the you will be able to have the confidence to take a boat out safely on the water and increase your range of fishing techniques and experiences.

KEY ELEMENTS
The course structure will be customised to your requirements, you may select any of the techniques from the list below:

Watercraft health safety
Embarking and disembarking safely
Boat handling and emergency procedures
Drift Techniques handling of drogue
Fishing Rudder/locked oars
Effective casting in Boat
Reading the water
Boat Etiquette
Kayaking and Tubing (t.b.a.)
Extended 2, 3, 4 days are also offered, either individually or the three courses rolled into a long weekend or midweek break, together with guided fishing, will get you off to a fast track start to know your chosen water.

Customised to meet your specific requirements, these extended courses offer a more detailed insight into the skills of both fly casting and fly fishing. You’ll have the opportunity to experience and enjoy a variety of still water locations all year round.