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Wednesday
09
MAY

Fly Fishing Classes

18:30
19:30

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Join Maine Guide Patrick O’Shea for one of these introductory Fly Fishing Classes and learn what Fly Fishing is all about.

Everyone knows what fishing is, however Fly Fishing is an entirely different sport - it is more than simply dropping a line in the water with some bait. Fly fishing got it’s name because imitations of insects such as mayflies, and many other small bugs are used to attract fish. These intricate little creations attach to hooks of varying sizes and they are called flies. Another important part of fly fishing is casting. What you are trying to accomplish when Fly Casting is to imitate a fish’s natural food as it dances on the water. You are basically trying to outsmart, or trick, the fish.

We will offer two classes. One is basic introduction to Fly Fishing , the other will be an introduction to Fly Casting.

Session 1
Fly Fishing Fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals needed to enjoy fly fishing. Topics covered include tackle selection and assembly, knots, strategies, and wading safety.
Adults and children 12+
May 9
6:30-7:30pm
Min 5
Limited to 20
$10 per person


Session 2
Fly Casting
The goal of this class is to give you the tools and confidence needed to pursue the sport of fly fishing on your own. In this lesson we will explore proper casting techniques. Experiential learning is the name of the game!
Adult and children 12+
May 16
6:30-7:30pm
Min 5
Limited to 20
$10 per person

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