Introduction to Fly Fishing (6 Hours)
Skill Level Range = 0 – 2
This introductory to fly fishing class includes both casting and some fly presentation techniques. All of the fundamentals of casting will be covered in addition to a few more advanced types of casts such as the Steeple cast & Single-handed Spey. For those who have had some casting experience either on their own or with the help of a friend, addressing potential bad habits by increasing your knowledge of the dynamics of fly casting is one primary focus of this session. Waders are not necessary for this class.
Additionally, the “Introduction to Fly Fishing” class discusses:
- Fundamental equipment selection
- Outfitting yourself for fly fishing
- What equipment items are absolutely necessary, and what’s not
- What trout like to eat, and an orientation to Fly Selection
- Organizing your Fly Boxes
- What’s a leader? …and, how to make leader selections
- Basic Knot tying to get the most out of your fishing day
- Rigging a dropper for a two-fly presentation
- About Fly Fishing Etiquette
- Catch and Release
- Introduction to Reading the Water
Fly Fishing A – Z (Full Day)
Skill Level Range = 0 – 3
Everything covered in the “Introduction to Fly Fishing” class is covered in the “Fly Fishing A – Z” class. However, the difference in this class is that for the last couple of hours of the day, you actually put on your waders and polarized sunglasses, grab a fly rod, and now put in practice what you’ve learned earlier in the day. A Georgia Trout Fishing license is required!
Additionally, you will be introduced to the following basic fly fishing techniques:
- Fishing with Dry Flies
- Fishing with Streamers
- Line Mending
Taking an approach to the water, what to look for before tying on a fly, and reading the water will be factors that you must think about before “jumping in” — and starting to fly fish. In addition, you will be faced with both wind and the ever present water currents wanting to grab your line and ruin your fly presentation.
This is where it all comes together, and you begin your journey as a fly angler.