5/26/23 – PA – 4hr Independent Angler Workshop

5/26/23 – PA – 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 Kelley Kirsh, founder of Lancaster Fly Girls, for the in person “Become an Independent Angler” course in Port Matilda Pennsylvania on Friday 5/26/23.  This course is geared towards the beginner to intermediate anglers.  Having basic fly-fishing knowledge is encouraged. 

We’ll start the morning 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 with 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 – Friday 5/26/23

Time – 10:00am – 2:00pm 

Location – Port Matilda Pennsylvania

Instructors – Heather Hodson and Kelley Kirsch

Email Contactinfo@flyfishinstruct.com

Cost – $250.00

Refunds – No Refunds. Can transfer to a different in person or online course at equal value.

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