Learn fly fishing from master teachers who have many years of experience.
We offer one or more days of private fly fishing and/or fly-tying instruction. For beginners we have a planned itinerary, while experienced students can customize the day to work on techniques for a particular techniques or type of fishing or to improve on their overall fly-fishing and/or fly-tying skills.
Each Day with Dave is for 1 or 2 people and a Day with Dave and Emily is for up to 4 people, even if skills levels vary. We work individually with each student according to their ability and can help those from absolute beginners to those with advanced skills. Here are a few of the subjects and skills we may cover:
- Theory of Fly Fishing
- Tackle Components
- Basic Fly Casting
- Knots and Connections
- Tackle Assembly
- Fish Foods and Imitations
- Advanced Casting: Curve, Reach, etc.
- Biology of Fish
- Fly Presentation
- Strike Detection
- Introduction to Fly Tying
- Hook Setting
- Still-Water Fishing
- Line Mending
- Stream Fishing: Dryflies, Streamers & Nymphs
- …and MUCH more!!
We plan the day/days around what students personally would like to learn and improve on. Our teaching and tackle are designed to help students easily learn and retain this knowledge in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. All the fly tackle required can be provided at no charge during the school and are supplied to you by some of the best manufacturers in fly fishing: G.Loomis, Scientific Angler, Simms, Rainys Flies and Renzetti Vices.
Day with Dave – $650/day for 1-2 students (this is total, not per student)
Day with Dave & Emily – $950/day for 2-4 students
For more information about our fly fishing schools: Learn to Fly Fish