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First Steps - The Basics of Fly Fishing

An introductory course covering the basics of fly fishing in three fun sessions.

  • Ended
  • 135 New Zealand dollars
  • Nelson-Marlborough Fish & Game, 66-74 Champion Rd, Richmond.

Service Description

Whether you are a neophyte, or an angler with limited experience and looking to brush-up on your skills, this course will teach you the basics of fly fishing and provide a platform for future personal fly fishing development. The course is structured over two x 2 hour evening classes, plus one x 2 hour morning session learning the fundamentals of fly casting. Class size is restricted to a maximum of 10 anglers. * DATES YET TO BE ADVISED * Course Content • Aim of Course: To introduce new anglers to the basic principles and practises of fly fishing for trout. Students will: 1. Learn what is appropriate equipment as well as where and when to use it. 2. Develop a basic understanding of the habits and habitat of trout and the insects they feed on. 3. Learn how fly fishing attempts to exploit this knowledge to help enable trout to be caught. 5. Understand how to handle trout safely and the conservation ethic of Catch-and-Release. Subject areas: Session #1: • Philosophy of Fly Fishing. • Categories of Fly Fishing. • List of equipment – Essential / Useful. • Rods, Lines and Leaders. • Knots and Rigs. • Understanding your quarry. Session #2: • Fly Casting – Introduction and Self Assessment. Session #3: • Insects – Basic entomology. • Principles of Choosing the Appropriate Fly. • Basic Stream-craft Theory: - Where to find trout - How to spot trout - How to approach and cast to trout - How to play and land trout • Principles of Safe Trout Handling and Catch-and-Release DATES, TIMES AND VENUES: * DATES YET TO BE ADVISED * PAYMENT: You will be invoiced two weeks prior to the course. Payment details will be included on the invoice. Payments can be paid directly to my bank account via online banking or by personal arrangement. FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT: or 027 473 2483

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact me at least 24 hrs in advance.

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