Fly fishing tuition
Introduction: These lessons are designed to help the novice fly angler cast safely and efficiently and to help catching that first fish .The first three lessons are normally on a small private backwater on the outskirts of Bakewell. A short stroll or an even shorter drive! They could take place on well mown grass if need be.. These lessons include suitable rod reel and line and if clients are taking the full course a suitable outfit can usually be loaned for practice.
I. lesson one Introducing the tools of the trade
A. Assembly of the rod and line seems simple but there is a right way and there is a wrong way.
B. Putting the line on the water and retrieving it without getting into an almighty tangle!
C. Making a Roll cast when and how to use one and how to be safe.
II. Lesson two the overhead cast
A. First steps to overhead casting skill starts here.
B. A demonstration of the cast and the naming of the parts.
C. Setting up a training ground to practice yourself , common problems and their cure
III. Lesson three putting it all together
A. Blending the roll cast and the overhead (or side cast) for practical fishing .
B. An introduction to the sort of casting that takes a long time to figure out for one’s self . Changing direction in a confined space.
C. Adding distance to our cast, both roll and overhead.
The above lessons are designed to give confidence to the novice angler.
They are normally taken in succession with the client having a couple of self practice sessions between ,“ homework”!
A gap of eight to ten days between lessons is about right for most clients.
They most often take place on Tuesday evenings 5pm or Sunday mornings
IV. Fishing !
A. We visit a local Stillwater to test our new skills
B. We will choose leaders and flies and tactics based what we find on the day. Vital bits and pieces are introduced and a first look at pond life (nicer than it sounds)
C. Catch and release or one for the pot! If we find a fish on the end of our line what on earth do we do now?
V. Fishing again!
A. This session can be a more detailed look at Stillwater fishing where we left off last time or
B. River fishing an introduction to fishing on flowing water ..
C. leaders and flies based “on the day” and creating a drag free drift. Finding them and stalking them. Wading safety and etiquette.
These lessons are part of the course and are designed to progress the novice angler’s skill and confidence.
It is possible to have a fishing lesson as a stand alone introduction but it is not possible to share a stand alone with a client taking the full course. The client on the full course will already be able to cast at least a little.
These fishing lessons are mainly on Monday evenings 6pm or Wedsday mornings
The casting lessons # 1~ 11~ 111 often last around an hour to an hour and a quarter and are normally one or two people sharing. Some students learn very much quicker than others!
Each lesson £35 per lesson
Shared lesson £25 per person
Senior lesson £30
Senior shared lesson £20 per person
Adult and junior £35 total
These lessons normally run about three hours duration A morning or an evening typically, and are usually held on Barlow lakes or Press manor fishery. Fishing tackle is included but rod licence usually required.
Each lesson £60
Shared lesson £40 pr person
Senior lesson £50
Senior shared lesson £35 per person
Adult and junior £45 total
River fishing lessons are priced as above plus an additional £20
Day permit costs are additional and are payable by the client.
(Some Derbyshire waters are £5 to fish, some are more than £5 to fish}
Mini course special offer
All three casting lessons and two fishing sessions £190
For seniors £175
Three casting lessons £90
Special lessons for the improving angler.
Advanced river casting techniques
Trainee coach evaluation
Guided half or full days on the Derbyshire rivers and streams
Lessons are with a qualified instructor ,insured for public liability and subject of an enhanced C.R.B check.