Fly Fishing School Rates
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Half Day (Basic Skills School)
Full Day School (Basic Skills School)
Single Hand Casting Instruction
Spey Casting School
GEORGIA CLASSES OFFERED OCTOBER 1 - JUNE 30 EVERY YEAR.
NEW YORK STATE classes are available in the Spring (April/May) and Summer (July/August) months in the Finger Lakes Region.
> 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 too general in scope limiting your learning experience. There is great advantage to private individualized instruction for the student.
> Small Groups: Our maximum class size is four (4).
> For on-water classes, a Georgia or New York State fishing license is required. The use of polarized sunglasses is also highly recommended!
Get started Fly Fishing from scratch.
Basic Skills Schools
Looking for a fundamentals of fly fishing class?
HALF DAY SCHOOL
FULL DAY SCHOOL
HALF DAY SCHOOL
The Half Day School covers all the fundamentals while never getting your feet wet!
This “Basic Skills" Class is a Dry Land course that covers:
• Hands-on casting with a Single Hand Rod
• Equipment introduction...
Fly rods, reels, lines, leaders and tippet.
• Knots you need to know
• Introduction to Entomology and effective flies
$ 175/person Group of 4: $ 150/person
FULL DAY SCHOOL
Single Hand Rod or Two Handed Trout Spey
The Full Day School covers all the fundamental basic skills in a morning session followed by an afternoon on-water session that focuses on fly Presentation skills.
Each student is encouraged to provide their own fly fishing equipment including boots & waders if stream fishing, polarized sunglasses and a valid state fishing license. Flies will be provided for each student. Please pack a lunch and something to drink for this on-water experience. Basically, block out the entire day for this class which includes drive time to and from the stream; or, other location if pursuing non-trout species.
Afternoon on-stream trout sessions will teach the following Presentation skills:
A. Fly Fishing with Streamers;
B. Dry Fly & Wet/Soft Hackle fly presentations; and,
C. Nymphing presentations
These are the three major presentation types that you will encounter while fly fishing for trout no matter what type of rod you are using (Single Hand, Euro Nymph, or Trout Spey).
The Full Day School can also be tailored to learn to fish for Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Shoal Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, and all in-shore Saltwater species.
> Primarily using streamers at various water depths or top-water presentations.
> These sessions can take place on lakes, reservoirs, ponds, or tributaries.
$ 375/person Group of 4: $ 325/person
Extra on-water days can be arranged.
Georgia residents are encouraged to join the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club as a member (only $30/year); or, join a local Fly Fishers International or Trout Unlimited chapter wherever you may live.
Distance Casting + Predator Presentations
Predator School *
Using Single Hand 7, 8, or 9 wt. rods and multiple line weights.
Up to One (1) hour of casting instruction focusing on distance casting + Five (5) or more hours of fly fishing on Lake Sidney Lanier in Georgia for Stripers and KY Spotted Bass perfecting their skills during the months of October to April.
The Predator School is NOT RECOMMENDED
for those who have little or no fly casting experience!
Please take a "Basic Skills" or "Casting" class prior to booking this class.
$ 375 Per Person
* See the Special Offer on the “Guided Fly Fishing Rates” page (link here).
Late April/May: New York State (Finger Lake Region) Predator School with a focus on Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, and Browns.
New York State sessions in the Finger Lakes Region will utilize Cayuga Lake (one of the Finger Lakes) or it’s tributaries for instruction during the Spring months. (See photo of Landlocked Salmon below)
Need help with your casting skills?
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. You can not make an effective fly presentation without having good casting skills!
Single Hand casting classes take place on dry land.
Two Hand (Spey) Refresher casting classes take place on the water.
Single Hand Casting Instruction, or Two Hand Refresher
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.
$250 per Session (per Level)
A full description of each Level is found on the Spey Casting page.
Half Day sessions
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.
• Be prepared to wade!