Fly Fishing School
Casting Instruction (Single Hand or Two Hand)
Guided Fly Fishing
Spring Creek Anglers Location and Services
Located near Lake Sidney Lanier serving the Greater Atlanta area.
SCA offers several expert level Fly Fishing Schools, Single Hand or Two Handed Casting, and Guided North Georgia Fly Fishing trips.
Locally, we pursue North GA Trout, KY Spotted Bass, and Stripers with a fly rod.
Destination species include: Trout, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, Salmon, Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, and multiple saltwater species.
Ken Louko, Owner & Instructor
NORTH GEORGIA TROUT TRIPS in the beautiful North Georgia montains. Use a single hand rod or Trout Spey.
STRIPER & KY SPOTTTED BASS FISHING on Lake Sidney Lanier with a fly rod. Starts in November and usually lasts through May.
A boat with flat, stable casting decks that accommodates fly anglers is the ticket to Striper fishing with a fly rod (along with electronics). Tip: Work on your double haul casting before heading out on the water in order to maximize your opportunities for a hook up on a Striper.
SCA FLY FISHING SCHOOLS
"Skills that last a Lifetime"
Dramatically reduce your Learning Curve!
1. Basic Skills School
Getting Started in Fly Fishing.
> PART 1 for those who want to get started fly fishing.
… Learn to cast a Single Hand fly rod, tie knots, and much More!
> PART 2 fly presentation sessions are held on-the-water while fly fishing for trout.
… Get ready to fish the ‘Hooch locally or all North Georgia mountain streams.
2. Casting + On-Water Trout School
Combo "Refresher + On-Water" Fly Fishing Experience
> For those who have mastered the "Five Casting Essentials".
> Fly presentation assistance while chasing trout in North GA trout waters.
3. Single Hand Casting Instruction
Fundamental skills or advanced casting techniques.
> For Single Hand Rod users who are interested in casting only; or, need to enhance their casting skill set.
4. Spey Casting Instruction (Single or Two Handed)
LEVEL 1 Single Hand Spey
(Use your current fly rod)
(5, 6, or 7 wt. rods)
> Introduction to Spey casting.
> Perfect for pursuing Chattahoochee River, North Georgia, and other Southeastern trout. Also features the OPST Skagit SMOOTH line (if you just LOVE to fish with soft hackles, streamers and Woolly Buggers). And... still be able to fly fish with dry flies, nymphs, or Dry-Dropper rigs.
LEVEL 2 Introduction to Trout Spey
(#2-#4 wt. two handed rods)
> Lightweight two-handed rods for Georgia and Southeastern trout waters; or, anywhere for that matter!
LEVEL 3 Spey casting with Switch rods
(#5-#7 wt. rods up to 11’-9")
> Target larger species of fish such as local river Stripers and Great Lakes Steelhead with either Scandi or Skagit setups.
LEVEL 4 Spey Casting with Short Speys
(#6-#8 wt. rods)
(12’ to 13’ modern Spey rods)
> Two Handed casting for those who pursue Steelhead and Salmon in the Northwest, Alaska, and other world waters.
More About SCA and what's offered...
About Spring Creek Anglers and Fly Fishing Instruction
Fly Fishing Instruction classes (since 1997). One-on-One or small group fly fishing instruction held both on-land and on-water. Beginners are welcome. All equipment is provided for beginner level dry land instruction. Those new to the sport are encouraged NOT to purchase any equipment prior to receiving instruction.
With 35+ years of fly fishing experience, you will get private hands-on instruction from an individual with experience and dedication to the sport of fly fishing. Casting, knots, fly selection, stream tactics, line mending, equipment selection, leader set-up, and line management techniques are all taught at Spring Creek Anglers in either our dry land courses; or, while on the water while you perfect your fly presentations (Stage 3, Balance your Skill Set).
North Georgia has Trout (Browns and Rainbows), Carp, and Bass species (Largemouth, Kentucky Spotted Bass, White Bass, Shoal Bass, and Stripers). Coldwater and Warmwater opportunities galore located not far from the Atlanta Metro area (and some even "in" the Atlanta Metro area).
The Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Atlantic Coast has a variety of saltwater species including Redfish, Sea Trout, Jack Cravalle, Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. On a regular basis, fly anglers from North Georgia take advantage of these opportunities -- and beyond-- either individually or with a group.
> Due to North Georgia's milder climate, individual and small group instruction is offered most months of the year from October through June. The summer months are just too hot in Georgia! Instruction is scheduled to meet the availability requirements of those who want to either take up the sport of fly fishing; or, want to build on their existing skill set.
> All instruction is custom scheduled and personalized based on our core curriculum. Monthly group classes are not offered as they are difficult to schedule and too general in scope limiting your learning experience. There is great advantage to private individualized instruction for the student.
> Small Groups: Our typical maximum class size is four (4); except, specially priced large group sessions.
Spring Creek Anglers’ Fly Fishing Schools focus on building your fly fishing skill set; and, actually HOW to fly fish when you are out on the water. Our ultimate goal is to enable each student to be self-sufficient so that they are able to go out and fish successfully on their own.
Guided Trips also help you to develop as a fly angler. There’s nothing like real world experience. A little help goes a long way after you have accomplished the First Stage... Learning to Cast; or, as a seasoned fly angler expanding your skill set. Or, you just want to get out and fish!
Gift certificates are available.