Selecting and setting up a balanced outfit
Fly rod, reel & line, knots, leaders
Roll casting techniques
Overhead casting techniques
Dealing with wind and adverse conditions
Insect life and selecting the correct fly patterns
Watercraft, finding fish in given location
Striking, playing landing, dispatch trout
Analysis of fish autopsies
Catch and Release returning the fish unharmed
Includes equipment hire and beginners handbook
The Improvers tuition is aimed at the fly fisher who has a degree of confidence with the two basic casts, the roll and overhead cast. A more varied range of casts will be introduced to improve upon accuracy and presentation, then more advanced fishing techniques are introduced.
The course structure will be customised to your requirements a typical structure is outlined below:
Review of outfit and improving line & leader set up
Single & Double hauling to improve distance
Wiggle pickup, Belgian, Bow & Arrow, Roll Cast pickup cast
Slack line casts, Parachute cast, Mends
Introduction to fly tying
3) Boating Techniques
The boating course is designed to introduce the novice to the delights of boat fishing in a safe hands-on manner and will include operation of the motorboat. At the end of the course the you will be able to have the confidence to take a boat out safely on the water and increase your range of fishing techniques and experiences.
Watercraft health saftey
Embarking and disembarking safely
Boat handling and emergency procedures
Drift Techniques handling of drogue
Fishing the Anchor
Fishing Rudder/locked oars
Effective casting in Boat
Reading the water
Kayaking and Tubing (t.b.a.)
Extended 2, 3, 4 days are also offered, either individually or the three courses rolled into a long weekend or midweek break, together with guided fishing, will get you off to a fast track start to know your chosen water.
Customed to meet your specific requirements, these extended courses offer a more detailed insights into the skills of both fly casting and fly fishing. You'll have the opportunity to experience and enjoy a variety of stillwater locations all year round.
To obtain further details of our courses and gift voucher options, book online through our booking form or alternatively you can contact Fly Fishing Academy directly via email or telephone.