Group Classes - Beginning Fly Casting


Beginning Fly Fishing

This class is the most important class for the new or experienced fly fisher. Learning how to become a proficient caster will increase fishing success.

In this 2 hr. class you will learn how to cast a fly rod with the focus on efficiency and rod performance. The instructor will teach the importance of developing the basic casting stroke. During this class you will learn:

  • Roll Cast
  • Pick Up and Lay Down
  • False Casting
  • Changing Direction
  • Distance and Accuracy

This class is one of the most important lessons for the beginner or the caster that wants to improve their basic casting technique. Start out fly fishing with the right casting skills and watch yourself become an effective angler. Group size is limted, to ensure plenty of individual instruction. Class is taught on the water.

Class Schedule

Class Duration: Classes are held Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (2 hours) on the scheduled dates listed below.
Meeting Place: American River,Gristmill Access, south side of river near Folsom Blvd and Butterfield Way. There is a $5.00 parking access fee (pay at park entrance).
Equipment needed: Fly Rod and Reel Outfit, and Leader (7 1/2’ 4X). A fly rod outfit can be provide for the lesson. Please notify instructor when signing up.
Class Fees: $40.00 per person
2017-2018 Scheduled Dates:


  • December 16th


  • January 6th or 20th
  • February 3rd or 17th
  • March 3rd or 17th
  • April 7th or 21st
  • May 5th or 19th
  • June 2nd or 16th
  • July 7th or 21st



Private lessons are also available, call for rates and appointment.

Payment/Cancellation Policy: Class must be paid for in full 14 days before the class date. Arrangements can be made for signups within the 14 day period. Cancellations made 14 days or more prior to the class date will receive a full refund if paying check or cash. A 5% credit card processing fee will be charged on all credit card refunds. Cancellations made within 14 days of the class date will forfeit their full payment unless that space is filled.

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