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Pro 30 Guide Series Fly Fishing Course


This course is an introduction to basic fly basic fly fishing skills and techniques. Course will be devoted to classroom discussion and wilderness stream fishing. Advanced course material will be available on Sunday afternoons for casting practice.


  1. Rods and Reels – 1 hour
  1. Rod power and their applications
  2. Reel power and their applications
  1. Fly line – 1 hour
  1. Standardization of Fly line
  2. Sinking, floating lines
  3. Tapering styles and tippet
  1. Casting methods – 10 hours
  1. Overhead - fore and back
  2. Roll cast
  3. Horizontal cast
  4. Backhand cast
  5. Curve cast
  1. Casting techniques – 10 hours
  1. Pick up release
  2. Mending
  3. Direction and control
  4. Grips

 V.     Line ties – 2 hour

  1. Leaders
  2. knots
  3. Fly tying

VI.    Freshwater Lake fishing – 1 hour

  1. Fish Species 
  2. Common lures
  3. Fishing techiques

VIII.   Freshwater flyfishing – 2 hours

  1. Fish Species 
  2. Fly Patterns - wet and dry
  3. Common hatches and insects
  4. Streams, River and lake methods
  5. Fishing the rise

   IX.    Saltwater fishing – 1 hour

  1. Fish Species
  2. Fly Patterns - wet and dry
  3. Common hatches and insects
  4. Other lures and spinners
  5. Beach and open water techniques

X. Misc Topics

  1. Wading equipment
  2. Storage equipment
  3. Fly Treatments
  4. Boat and float equipemen




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