Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly fish?
Here's your chance!
Why learn from professionals?
Because it is what we do!
Getting hands-on instruction from people who know, live, and breathe fly fishing is, by far, the best way to get into the sport. Acquiring the right foundations and fundamentals from the start is essential, which will lead you to a life-long love of an incredible way fish, spend time on the water, and connect with the world that surrounds you.
With cool water temperatures in Southern Ontario in our early season, our lessons will focus on fishing for trout in rivers. We'll show you how to pick flies to match the insects they are feeding on, both on and below the surface, where to find fish, how to cast and manage your line, much more!
As much as we want to fish for trout all summer long, warm water temperatures are lethal for all trout species as it does not support their metabolic needs. We then shift our focus to bass, and teach our students how to approach and catch them on the fly!
Which species is better or more fun? Trout can be very technical fish, but exceptionally rewarding. Bass are explosive and heart-stopping when crush a fly on the surface. We have an incredibly hard time picking between the two! We will say though that bass can be found all over Southern Ontario and cottage country, can be far easier to find than trout!
All content and skills you acquire from these courses can be used to target many other species of fish, and in lakes and ponds as well.
What you'll learn!
-What is Fly Fishing and What Makes it Unique
-What Makes Fly Fishing Work
-Basic Equipment Needs
-Other Fly Fishing Theory
-Safe Wading: Principals and Practice
-How to Cast to Catch Fish
-Practical Fly Fishing Techniques
-Successful Catch & Release Techniques
What's the cost? $150 per person!
We provide all of the fly fishing equipment that you will need, all you have to do is show up to learn!
When choosing which course to attend, select 'In-Store Pick-Up' to avoid any shipping charges.
Please contact the shop for more details either through Facebook Messenger, email or phone.
- Lunch will not be provided or is included in the course.
- Transportation will not be provided.
- Participants must provide their own protective eye-wear (prescription glasses or sun-glasses) and hat, which must be worn at all times.
- Full payment is required for booking. Refunds are not available for cancellations within 7 days of the course date.
-Exact location for the river portion of the course will be announced closer to the course date to allow for changing river conditions and weather.
-All participants must sign a release of laibilty waiver which will be provided before the event.
-Drift Outfitters & Calmwaters Fly Fishing reserve the right to cancel the course based upon poor weather and river conditions. We prioritize safety as our first concern and we will not put our students at risk.
Any free seminar held at our shop does not require pre-registration, unless listed othewise, and is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please keep in mind that seating does work on a first come - first come basis!