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"Graham is one of only a handful of independent fly fishing guides in Ontario who we recommend at our store. "

Jim Wilson, Wilsons Fly Shop

  



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             Fly Fishing Lessons

Ontario fly fishing lessons 

Last years advanced nymphing classes were sold out.. Don't miss your chance in 2017

 

Fly Fishing is ......

Fly fishing is a fun and an exciting way to catch fish in any river.

We offer a number of different Ontario fly fishing lessons.

All our fly fishing classes and guided lessons are done on the river so we wont bore you with in-store or off the water practice. That way you'll learn faster and have more fun!

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Fly Fishing for beginners Class

"The best beginner class in Ontario" Paul C.

This is our premier boot camp beginner class for anglers with little or no experience with a fly rod. This class is very different and in our opinion it's better then all other fly fishing classes offered in Ontario and we're the first and only to offer something like this. Why?

  • Your instructor is guaranteed to have 15 years of guiding experience and is the top full time independent river guide in Ontario.

  • Your instructor has guided and taught thousands of anglers.

  • Your instructor is patient and friendly with a great reputation.

  • Your instructor is an expert at traditional and modern methods of fly fishing.

  • Your time will be spent on the river with a rod in your hand practicing and actually fishing and being coached.

  • We believe some other shops and classes waste your time with hours of in-store or off the water learning and casting practice, We do it differently.

  • Our style of teaching can have anglers reeling in their first fish on the first cast and without the hours of casting practice and wasted time on gear and knots and flies.

  •  We are the first in Ontario to immediately put you in the water and coach you and teach you as you fish. This has lead to customers catching their first fish on the first cast and we find anglers learn so much better this way and be more accomplished by the end of the day. We believe practice and doing make you better and you cant beat a great coach.

  • Instead of wasting your time on the basics of knots, leaders, lines, the gear and how they all work together (which most people forget anyways), instead we provide you with take home information on all the other stuff you need to know which allows you to learn those simple things off the water on your own time. I've said it a thousand times, the river is the wrong place to be practicing your knots.

  • The added take home material we provide afterwards is what we used to cover in our old 1 day course: Value at over $390.00.

Bonus Stuff:

  • 6 most productive custom guide trout flies - you cant get these anywhere else.

  • A standard fly leader.

  • Photos of your day on the water - plus bonus material of all the stuff you learned plus some extra stuff you didn't learn on the water.

  • We can provide all the rods and reels and waders at no additional charge if you need to use them for this class.

Rates and Times..

April 232017......... 12:30pm to 4:30pm..$225.00 per angler - Sold Out

May 6th 2017...........9am -1pm              ..$225.00 per angler - Sold Out

May 14th 2017.......... 9am to 1pm           ..$225.00 per angler - Sold Out

May 22nd 2017 ....... 10am to 2pm         ..$225.00 per angler - Sold Out

13% HST is not included in rates.

All fishing gear can be provided free for anglers that need it.

NOTE: Depending on my guide schedule and demand for these lessons I may add more dates for 2017.

 

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Fly Fishing 101 Individual Lessons

This is our basic fly fishing lesson for beginner trout anglers and is designed for the single angler or small groups up to 4 anglers.

 It takes place on the river with a rod in your hand so you learn the hands-on way.

 We'll teach you everything from understanding the gear and why we use it, to teaching you how to properly present the fly in the right spots and hopefully how to fight and land a fish.

 Also covered is how to read water to find fish and learn about the bugs that live in the river and the flies we use to imitate them.

 Our Simple approach to the basics of fly fishing will provide you with the skills needed in fly fishing for trout and basic steelhead.

 The river we do our lessons on depends on how many people attend.

 All gear can be provided free for anglers that need it.

Lesson Details
  • Tackle and Gear basics
  • Casting introduction and practice
  • Types of flies and how and when to fish them
  • basic entomology - identifying stream insects and how to match the hatch
  • Learn prime trout holding and feeding areas and learn how to read the water
  • Learn and practice the best presentations such as Dry Fly, Nymphing, Wet Fly and Streamer fishing.
  • May 7th to September 30th. 

Rates for individual lessons:

7 hour lesson:  1 angler ...$400.00 or 2 anglers $400.00.. Max 3 anglers

4 hour lesson: (July to Sept. only)1 or 2 anglers $300.00......... Max 3 anglers

Add $60.00 for each additional anglers. Contact us for group rates.

13 % Tax/HST is not included in rates. Local rivers only..

We may able to guide and teach larger groups up to 9 anglers.. Call for quote.

Note: 4 hour lessons cant cover everything so some parts are not covered and we only do 4 hour lessons between July10th and September 10th.

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Fly Fishing 102

  If you already have some experience with a fly rod then this is the next step that that will help you improve your skills.

  It's designed for individuals or small groups that want to go beyond the basics and learn more advanced techniques to help you increase your catch rate. If you're a first year angler or a 15 year veteran looking to improve on your skills we will help you improve in the areas you need it. What we do is go fish. Yep, that's what I said... We hit one of my fishing spots and I'll asses your current skills based on what I see and then show you where you can improve and provide you with tips and ideas to help you become a much better angler. Unless you have a specific technique you are looking to improve on I'll cover Nymphing, Dry Fly, Wet Fly and Streamer techniques and if needed we can work on your casting... This is very hands on and chances are you'll be landing some fish.. I'll even show you some advanced techniques that will catch you more fish the next time you get on the water.. Also I'm flexible so tell me where you would like to improve and we can focus on just that..

All gear can be provided at no additional charge.

Rates:

7 hour lesson Local rivers:  1  or 2 anglers $400.00

     each additional angler $60.00  .. Max 3 anglers per guide

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Advanced Nymphing Class...

Guaranteed to catch you more fish!... Rich M

"I've had so many guys tell me that these simple nymphing methods have changed the way they fish and they now catch more and bigger fish then ever before." Graham

For more information on nymphing, nymphing classes and individual lessons check out our Nymphing Page "Here"

Remember, in Ontario we nymph for trout, steelhead, and salmon so learning how to be a good nymph angler will mean more fish in your net!

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Steelhead fly fishing Class...

There are all kinds of classes offered but this one stands out to be the best in Ontario.

If you want to quickly increase your fly fishing skills and start catching more steelhead we offer steelhead classes and individual guided lessons for steelhead. For more information on fly fishing for steelhead and our lessons go to the Fly Fishing for steelhead page HERE.

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1 on 1 Steelhead fly fishing lessons...

Not everyone likes to be in a class setting or can make the dates of the classes so we offer 1 on 1 lessons for just you or you and a buddy.

For more information on individual guided lessons go to our fly fishing for steelhead page HERE.

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Steelhead Spey Fishing Lessons...

Do you want to learn the basics of Skagit Style Spey fishing for steelhead. We cover everything you'll need to get you started swinging flies effectively and catching some steelhead.

We Cover:

  •  Multiple casts for all situations

  •  Effective mending for different depths

  • Effective swinging, angles and presentations

  • Lines, leaders, and tips

  • Good swinging water and holding water

  • Effective steelhead flies for different times and conditions

For more information on learning to Spey fish for Ontario steelhead and salmon go to our fly fishing for steelhead page HERE.

Tax/HST is not included in any of the above rates.

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Individual Steelhead fly fishing lessons...

This is a great way for anglers that want to know how to catch steelhead on a fly get started and learn both basic and more advanced techniques for catching and landing more steelhead on the fly. In the standard lesson we cover 2 different nymphing techniques as well as some single hand and double hand swinging techniques but if you have a preference for just swinging flies or just nymphing I can cater this to your style. So if you prefer more emphasis on swinging flies with a Spey rod or just nymphing just let me know. Lessons are from October 1st to May 14th. Pending conditions

Individual Lessons

1 or 2 anglers $450.00

Tax/HST is not included in rates.

All gear can be provided free for anglers that need it.

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Fly Casting Lessons

A long soft cast placing your fly 16 inches in front of a rising trout or punching a big streamer across the river and into the wind or simply roll casting out an indicator and nymphs all have one thing in common and that is that you need to know how to cast. If you cant or aren't very good you limit how many fish you will catch at the end of the day. So if you have ever wanted to learn how to fly cast or just want to cast better and more effective, now is your chance to learn from a certified FFF casting instructor who can help you quickly improve your casting skills so you can get that fly effortlessly to that big trout..

Mike Metcalfe is offering his fly casting lesson to beginner to advanced anglers. Contact us for details and bookings.

For Rates and Time go to Mikes website, HERE

Casting on the Beaver River

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