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River Skills #1: General Skills

A practical full-day on-the-river course, refining your general all-round fly fishing skills.

  • Ended
  • 210 New Zealand dollars
  • Local Nelson/Marlborough River

Service Description

On-River Fly Fishing Skills - October, 2024. * DATE YET TO BE ADVISED * This is a river-based day course, learning on-the-water general fly fishing skills. It is suitable for anglers who already have sound basic fly-casting skills. Limited to maximum 4 participants. Course Aim: To refine anglers' on-river skills, fly fishing with nymphs and dry flies in a practical setting. Outcomes: At the conclusion of the day, you will: 1. Have refined your skills in setting up suitable tackle and effective fly selection. 2. Have improved your ability to 'read water' and choose appropriate locations to fish for trout. 3. Have improved your trout spotting ability, fly casting and fly presentation skills. 4. Have (trout willing), improved your trout playing and trout handling abilities. 5. Have a better appreciation of how to improve your skills on future fishing trips. Subject Areas: - On-Stream Entomology. - Effective Rigs and Choosing the Appropriate Fly. - Trout Spotting, - Practical Streamcraft, Practical Fly Presentation, - Practical Hookup and Landing Skills, Practical Catch and Release. More River Skills Courses coming up during the 2024-25 trout fishing season: #2: Introduction to Nymphing #3: Fishing Dry Flies and Cicadas #4: Fishing Passionvine Hoppers TRANSPORT: Course participants will be responsible for their own transport to and from the river. Participants will be advised of the exact location to meet two weeks prior to the course date. 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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