Intro to Fly Fishing

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Live 1/31/22 Course Zoom Information

Monday 1/31/22 4:30pm – 6:30pm PST

Recorded Video Course

class schedule

  • Why Fly-Fishing
  • Fly Rod and Reel Breakdown
  • Fly Line Basics
  • Leader and Tippet Talk
  • Putting it All Together
  • Basic Knot Overview
  • Types of Flies (Dry, Subsurface and Streamers)
  • Fly Fishing Technique Overview
  • Intro to Fly Casting
  • What Equipment is Needed When Fly Fishing?
  • Fish Anatomy and Physiology
  • What’s Next After the Intro Class
  • Q&A Session

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What's Next?

You’ve taken the “Intro to Fly Fishing” Online Course and where do you go from here?

  • Time on the Water is Key.  
  • Focus on the ABCs of Fly Fishing.
    • Assessment – Access your surroundings, weather, fish behaviors (jumping out of the water, sipping bugs, etc.)
    • Bugs – Do you see any bugs flying around?  Pick up rocks and sticks in the water to see if there are any bugs crawling around.  Match your fly in your fly box to the ones you see in the water.  Error on the side of the same size or smaller.
    • Casting – Practice the basic cast and then practice accuracy. Those that can place a fly where they want it to be, will catch more fish.  
  • Continue Your Education
  • Find a Community
  • Have Fun and Enjoy the Journey

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