The website is a "fly fishing 101" primer dedicated to educating not only beginning fly fishermen but novices as well. The phrase I hear time and time again from beginning fly fishermen is how intimidating it is. I want to dispell that myth right now and introduce you into fly fishing by showing you that fly fishing does not have to be intimidating if you approach it the right way.
With this Fly Fishing for beginners site I aim to slowly walk the beginning fly fisher (and even the novice), one step at a time, through a quick and simple fly fishing for beginners course, learning the fly fishing basics and some of the equipment so they can make an informed decision before purchasing anything. Then we'll dig in to learn how to assemble the gear, the frequently used fly fishing knots, a little about trout behavior and the difference between the trout species and we'll even review some fly fishing etiquette.
Right after I walked into the complex, headed me off and started me off with some fly-less casting lessons. Turns out my self-taught casting method was too long of a cast and didn’t come to enough of an abrupt stop to shoot the line out. After a few casts, Jonn realized that something was wrong with my line. After some examination, he figured out that my fly line doesn’t have a taper, which is not very conducive to beginning fly fishing. He went to get one of his rods for me to use, and while he was over there, I helped Clif land a nice trout and snapped a pic for him, which will probably be up on Lunker Hunt later on I imagine.
In the classroom you will learn about fly fishing equipment from the fly to the reel seat, basic knot tying, entomology, reading the water, stream tactics and additional equipment and accessories. For future reference, each student will receive a copy of – “The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing”.