Pennsylvania Independent Angler Workshop

2023 PA Independent Angler Workshop Flyer

"Independent Angler" Workshop

The Independent Angler workshop will give you the knowledge to continue your fly fishing journey. We want you to leave feeling more confident and competent on the water.  This course is geared towards the beginner to the intermediate angler. You will have access to the online “Fly Fishing 101” and “Reading Trout Water” course to review before the weekend.  Experience is not required. Equipment can be borrowed if needed.  Register HERE.

Angelica and Kelley Lancaster Fy Girls Fishing Day


Godspeed Events, 7897 S Eagle Valley Rd, Port Matilda, PA 16870-8022


Friday, May 26h, 2023


10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Tuition Cost

$250.00 Per Person. 8 Students Max.

Payment & REfunds

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  All payments have a seven-day cancellation policy, from the date of registration, for a full refund minus a small Eventbrite processing fee.  After seven days, all payments are forfeited, unless a replacement participant is found. 

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Workshop Topics

Course curriculum being provided by Fly Fish Instruct.

  • Leader and Tippet Talk 
  • Basic Fly Fishing Knots and Leader Set-Ups
  • Fly Types
  • Leader Set-Ups
  • Casting Drills
  • Mending Demonstrations
  • ABCs of Fly Fishing
  • How to Approach the Water
  • Searching vs Targeting 
  • Intro to Reading Water 
  • How to Choose the Correct Fly
  • Intro to Entomology and Match the Hatch

What's Included?

What's Not Included?

  • Travel to and from Port Matilda Pennsylvania
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
    • Available to Borrow if Needed
  • Pennsylvania Fishing License  (Not Required for Workshop)
Visit Pennsylvania


Our lodging with GodSpeed Motel is located in Port Matilda PA which is in Centre County known as the heart of Pennsylvania Fly Fishing!  Close to State College and Blue Ribbon Streams, it’s a perfect location! 

The nearest airport to Port Matilda is 111 miles: Harrisburg, PA (MDT / KMDT) Harrisburg International Airport and 140 miles: Pittsburgh, PA (PIT / KPIT) Pittsburgh International Airport.


This weekend has been designed to be budget-friendly.  We have reserved GodSpeed Motel, a 5-star rustic, property with individual cabanas and bunkhouses lodging available.  Reserve your spot HERE.

Meet Your Instructors


Email us at r[email protected] with any questions or to see the workshop itinerary.

Weekend Sponsors