Fly Fishing School Rates
Various school/instruction offerings have uniquely different rates
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> All instruction is custom scheduled and personalized based on our core curriculum. Email (via the Contact page) or call to schedule a class.
> 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.
> Start out with either a Casting School session or a "Basic Skills School" for Beginners. Progress to more advanced classes like the Combo On-Water Trout School or branch out to include learning how to cast Spey-style. Adding Double Haul casting skills enables you to progress even further to chasing Stripers (Striped Bass) on Lake Lanier or other Georgia lakes and reservoirs as well as saltwater species such as Redfish, Sea Trout, or Bonefish.
> Small Groups: Our typical maximum class size is four (4); except, specially priced larger group sessions.
> On-water instruction participants MUST provide their own boots and waders; or, rent them from a fly shop such as Alpharetta Outfitters, Alpharetta, GA.
> For on-water classes, a Georgia fishing license is required. The use of polarized sunglasses is also highly recommended!
> LOYALTY DISCOUNT... Additional future classes taken by any Spring Creek Anglers Fly Fishing School student will receive a $25 discount per class. Excludes PART 2, Basic Skills On-water Class #4 which is the second step of the “Basic Skills School” series.
How to get started Fly Fishing from scratch.
"Basic Skills School"
Looking for a fundamentals of fly fishing class?
Basic Skills #1, #2, and #3 course offerings cover all the fundamentals while never getting your feet wet!
(Stages 1 and 2 of Balance your Skill Set)
• Hands-on casting with a Single Hand Rod
• Equipment introduction...
Fly rods, reels, lines, leaders and tippet.
• Knots you need to know
• Bonus... Class reference materials are provided
"Basic Skills" Classes #1, #2, and #3
#1: 2 Hours...
Fundamental Fly Casting; plus, Knot Tying, and Leader Set-up Know-How
$ 125/person Group of 4: $ 100/person
#2: 3 Hours...
Beyond Fundamental Fly Casting; plus, Knot Tying, Leader Set-up, and Fly Type Basics
$ 150/person Group of 4: $ 125/person
#3: 4 Hours...
Fundamental to Intermediate Fly Casting; plus, Knot Tying, Leader Set-up know-how and an Introduction to Fly Selection. (More robust class than #1 & #2)
$ 175/person Group of 4: $ 150/person
"Basic Skills" On-Water Class #4
(Stage 3 of Balance your Skill Set)
#4: 5 Hours... On-water Session on a North GA Trout Stream
After completing one of the above dry land sessions (#1, #2, or #3), this session is offered to take those skills directly to a trout stream focusing on Stage 3 — Fly Presentation.
Each student must provide their own fly fishing equipment including rod, reel, line, leaders, tippet material, waders, boots, wading belt, hat, polarized sunglasses, and a valid Georgia fishing license. Flies will be provided to each student. Please pack a lunch and something to drink for this on-stream experience. Basically, block out the entire day for this on-water class which includes drive time to and from the stream location.
The On-water Session will teach the following Presentation skills:
A. Fishing with Streamers;
B. Dry fly presentations; and,
C. Nymphing presentations (including using dry-dropper set-ups)
These are the three major presentation types that you will encounter while fly fishing.
$ 275/person Group of 4: $ 225/person
Optional: Starter Fly Box of at least 12 Trout Flies ($25)
Fly Casting + On-Water Fly Fishing
Combo Stream or Lake School
(Stream: Single Hand rod or Trout Spey rod)
(Lake: Single Hand 8 or 9 wt. rod)
The Combo "Casting + On-Water" Class is our most popular class. One (1) hour of casting instruction + Five (5) hours of fly fishing on one of North Georgia's beautiful trout streams; or,
on Lake Sidney Lanier (KY Spotted Bass and Stripers)
The Combo On-Water Trout School is NOT RECOMMENDED
for those who have little or no fly casting experience!
Please take a "Basic Skills" or "Casting" class (see below) prior to booking this class.
Optional: Starter Fly Box of at least 12 Trout Flies + Leader ($30).
Alternately, the Combo trout school can focus on Euro/Contact Nymphing rather than traditional styles of fly fishing. However, anglers must provide their own nymphing rods.
An Atlanta Fly Fishing Club annual membership may be required for the Public Waters trout option.
1 Hour Traditional Fly Casting Instruction +
5 Hours On-Water Instruction/Fly Fishing
$ 350 Private Trout Water in North Georgia
$ 550 Two Anglers
$ 275 Public Trout Waters in North Georgia
$ 475 Two Anglers
$ 275 Lake Sidney Lanier (Single Angler Only)
Need help with your casting skills?
Single Hand Casting Instruction
Of the three stages of learning how to fly fish, learning to cast is the first stage. Casting comprises 1/3 of what it takes to become a successful fly angler. Single Hand casting classes take place on dry land.
Single Hand Casting Instruction...
2 Hours $ 150 per person
Take up casting with Two Hands!
Spey Casting School
Single Hand Spey
Two Handed Spey
Offered in Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.
$150 per Level
A full description of each Level is found on the Spey Casting page.
Two hour sessions
(Group Discounts available)
Level 1 Single Hand Spey
(5, 6, or 7 wt. SH rod)
Level 2 Introduction to Trout Spey
(#2-#4 two handed rods)
Level 3 Spey casting with Switch rods
(#5-#7 Switch rods up to 11’-9")
Level 4 Casting with Short Spey rods
(#6-#8 Spey rods, 12’-6" to 13’)
• Demystifying lines, heads, and tips/Polyleaders
• Foundation Spey-style casts that you can fish with right away
• Bring your own rod; or, use one of ours.