5/20/23 – VA – 4hr Independent Angler Workshop

5/20/23 – VA – 4hr Independent Angler Workshop


Become confident and competent on the water.  United Women on the Fly is excited to partner with Fly Fish Instruct for our Women’s Fly-Fishing Workshops.  Join Heather Hodson, founder of United Women on the Fly, and Kiki Galvin, owner of Ms Guided Fly Fishing, for the in-person 4hr “Independent Angler” workshop in Syria PA Saturday  5/20/23.  This course is geared towards beginner to intermediate anglers.  Having basic fly-fishing knowledge is encouraged. 

We’ll start the morning by sharing tippet tips, tying basic knots, and building different leaders.  Next, we’ll practice the dominant and off-shoulder roll casting techniques.  In the afternoon we’ll head to the water to discuss how to approach the river and the ABCs of Fly Fishing.  Be ready to walk the river bank as we discuss the different sections of a river, identify seams, and learn about primary and secondary lies.  Once we identify where fish live, we’ll cover how to choose the right fly to trick your next trophy trout.  We’ll end the day by picking up rocks, seining the river bottom, and learning how to “match the hatch”.  

This course is limited to 8 individuals and will happen rain or shine.  Spots will fill quickly so register today!


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Date – Saturday 5/20/23

Time – 10:00am – 2:00pm 

Location – Rose River Farm, Syria Virginia

Instructors – Heather Hodson and Kiki Galvin

Email Contactinfo@flyfishinstruct.com

Cost – $250.00

Refunds – No Refunds. 

Participants – Max of 8 Anglers

Equipment – Not Required.  Bring your own rod/reel if you’d like.

Class Covers –

  • Leader and Tippet Talk
  • Basic Fly Fishing Knots
  • Hands On Leader Setups (Dry, Dry-Dropper and Subsurface)
  • Dominant and Off-Shoulder Roll Cast Techniques
  • “On Water” Mending
  • How to Approach the River
  • ABCs of Fly Fishing
  • Intro to Reading Trout Water
  • How to Choose the Right Fly
  • Intro to Entomology and “Matching the Hatch”
  • What’s Next?

You’ll Receive –

  • “Become an Independent Angler” Book Written By – Heather Hodson 
  • 4hrs Hands On Education
  • Intro to Fly Fishing Recorded Online Course 
  • Reading Trout Water Recorded Online Course 
  • Education Emails from Fly Fish Instruct
  • Education Discounts