Single-Handed Fly Casting Lessons

Learning to fly cast a single-handed trout rod is an essential path to trouble free fly fishing, and more fish! The thought of being able to competently cast in to strong head winds or master the presentation of delicate dry fly fishing are a few examples of what teases every fly fisherman. But this is only achieved with the right fly fishing techniques and fly casting tuition. This is also where every beginner will lay their future fly casting foundations, and a great start to fly casting should make you more competent much quicker.

Fly fishing lessons can be taken at many locations throughout Yorkshire and County Durham and are priced as either a half day (4 hours) or full day (7 hours). During a fly fishing lesson all equipment is supplied (including waders). I will also cover your EA Rod Licence but NOT the fishery ticket.

Fly fishing Casts to Learn

  • Roll Casting
  • Overhead Casting
  • Shooting Line
  • Single Haul / Double Haul - Distance Casting
  • Snake Rolls / Jump Rolls
  • Single Handed Speys
  • Reach Mends and Wiggles
  • Casts to cope with Teams of Flies

River Techniques:

  • All aspects of dry fly fishing
  • Spider Fishing 
  • Up / Down Stream Nymphing
  • How to fish more than one fly successfully
  • New Zealand Style or 'Klink and Dink'
  • River Streamers

Stillwater Techniques:

  • Lure and Nymph fishing
  • Buzzer fishing
  • Washing lines
  • All aspects of Dry Fly
  • Stalking
  • Fishing the conditions

You will also learn:

  • The mechanics of fly rods and reels
  • How to set up your equipment
  • Leader set-up and different leader materials
  • Knowledge of different fly lines 
  • Entomology (the study of flies)
  • Fishing knots
  • How to land a fish
  • How to release a fish
  • Wading
  • Free tackle advice

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During my lessons I will give you as many fly fishing tips and facts as possible.

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Fly Fishing Gift Vouchers

 A trout fishing lesson makes an ideal gift for a friend or relative, please enquire about a fly fishing voucher.

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