Fly Casting

Introduction to Fly Fishing Course

Anglers just venturing into fly fishing can become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there. Our ‘Introduction to Fly Fishing School Course’ condenses the most important skills needed to begin fly fishing. We accommodate fresh and saltwater anglers.

Introduction

Our instructors will describe fly fishing and the types of fly fishing most practised. These include dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing.

Fly Fishing Gear & Tackle

We introduce students to rods, reels, fly lines, and associated tackle. Also discussed is matching the type of fishing to the type of gear that is required.

Basic Fly Casting

This is a primer for correctly casting a fly rod and line. Casting is the heart and soul of the sport and our students will leave our program with a very good understanding of the cast. Our instructors will demonstrate the proper ways to perform roll casts, false casts, back casts, and much more!

Knots

Students will learn to tie dependable knots and will tie their own leaders that they can use to fish with.

Aquatic Entomology

To be an effective fly angler, it is important to have a good understanding of the insects that fish feed on. Anglers need to know how to “match the hatch” to make a fly selection. We cover this aspect in a practical fun way.

Reading the Water

Deciding where to look for fish when stream angling can be overwhelming until you know how to “read” the water. Our school will cover current seams, pools, riffles, and other characteristics that correspond to finding fish.

Etiquette

There are certain guidelines and considerations to be followed while on the water. Our instructors will go over the simple courtesies that are important for all anglers and water-sports enthusiasts to follow.

Advanced Fly Casting School

These advanced fly casting classes are designed to take intermediate and advanced casters to the next level using 400fps video analysis. We spend minimal time on the basics however, it is necessary to have good loop control out to 45-50 feet to get the most from this class. Class size is small. There is much of one-on-one time.

The team has the ability, commitment and goal to turn good casters into great casters.

Casting Class Topics
  • Perfecting your loops
  • The mechanics of the fly cast
  • Accuracy
  • Transmission of energy to extend 15’ + leaders
  • Effectively shooting more line with less effort
  • Double hauling
  • More distance in the wind
  • Making quick long casts
  • Techniques such as Spey casts for single-hand rods
  • Presentation casts
  • New rods, reels, lines, and leaders that will put you over the top
  • Self correction

Spey Casting School

Spey Casting

Spey casting has grown in popularity in the fly angling world since 2005.

The Spey cast requires little or no back cast. This accounts for the popularity of Spey fishing on some rivers, since trees and embankments can inhibit back casts.

Fishing with a two-handed rod is the most common way to “spey”, but it is also used with one-handed rods.

Spey casting techniques can vary considerably from traditional fly casting, even experienced anglers will be amazed from its benefits and uses in fishing situations.

The flow and the size of The Nepean, Hawkesbury and tributary rivers, offer the perfect conditions to enjoy Spey Casting at its fullest. Once anglers are proficient, they gain confidence catching salmonoids species, making their fishing expeditions overseas more productive and enjoyable.


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