Whether you are just starting out into the wonderful world of fly fishing or whether you have been fishing for years, there is nothing better than a lesson with a qualified game angling instructor. A golfer wouldn’t play a round of golf without first spending a little time at the driving range; fly fishing is no different.
As a professionally qualified angling instructor I am able to teach single handed fly casting to both new and experienced anglers and am able to bring you up to speed with the relevant casts and knowledge that WILL make you a more proficient caster and angler. A casting lesson will help to keep your current skill-set healthy, help to iron out any faults you feel you may have, as well as enabling you to increase the number of fishing casts in your armoury. More importantly, a casting lesson will enable you to develop as an angler, increasing both your knowledge and confidence while out on the water.
I am able to provide casting lessons at a range of of wonderful rivers and stillwaters; covering your lesson should the rivers be washed off. Casting lessons can also be held at a location/water of your choice (travel costs may apply); simply note your required location on the booking form and I’ll be in touch.
Should you like to do a little fishing or learn a few new fishing techniques as part of a casting lesson, no problem at all; simply see my Guided Fly Fishing Trips. These can be tailored to your exact needs.
Just Starting Out?
For those fresh to our huge and exciting world of fly fishing, things can sometimes look quite daunting; ‘Where do I start?’, ‘What casts do I need to know?’.
As a new comer to this wonderful sport, it is important you gain a good understanding of the fundamental building blocks of fly casting and, with an understanding of these cornerstone casts (and after a little practice) you will soon be ready to move on to more intermediate/advanced techniques.
Been Fly Fishing For A While?
Whether you have been fishing for one year or forty-one years, there is always something new to learn in fly fishing. Maybe you would like to learn a new cast for that tricky overgrown river, add another 10ft to your cast, or step into the realm of spey casting; it’s all about learning and continued development.
By improving your current skill-set, and by adding to your casting repertoire, you’ll be on the right tracks to becoming a much more dynamic and proficient caster.
What We Can Learn
As a professionally qualified game angling instructor I am qualified to teach the following range of casts and principles:
- Generalities of fly casting and overhead casting principles
- Overhead cast
- Side-arm cast
- Casting mechanics, tailing-loops, and other principles
- Line management
- Accuracy casts
- Single & double hauls
- Distance casts
- Slack-Line casts:
- Aerial mends
- Reach cast
- Wiggle cast
- Pile cast
- Belgian/Oval/Hans Gerberstroiter cast
- Change of direction casts
- Roll cast
- Roll cast pick-up
- Jump roll/Switch cast
- Single spey
- Double spey
What To Bring With You…
Please bring along any/all gear you have, as well as a hat, sunglasses, and any waterproof clothing and wellies you have just in case the weather turns sour. If a casting lesson has been booked on the water, waders will be required.
Should you require any of the above equipment, no problem, simply state your requirements and quantities when booking and I can supply everything you need free of charge.
- One to One Casting Lessons – £35.00 per hour
- Groups of Two Casting Lessons – £55.00 per hour
All prices include rod and reel where required. Lesson venue is dependant on the client’s requirements.
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