Flyfishing Courses

FLY FISHING COURSES IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

Please Note: Due a change in my personal circumstances I have been forced to suspend my guiding and instruction service for the foreseeable future. I will continue to honour any outstanding gift certificates up to the expiry date. Sales of flies and accessories are not affected.

River Flyfishing Course - Full Days - £250 Per Day

  • My most popular flyfishing course.
  • Held on the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey.
  • April to September only
  • The course is suited to...
    • anglers who fish stillwaters and want to try river fly fishing
    • anglers that fish rivers but have never had instruction from a river 'specialist'
    • anglers who think they are not catching their share of the fish when fishing a river
  • One to one tuition unless you want to bring a friend or relative (maximum 2 people).
  • Price includes permit, use of fishing tackle (including waders) and flies.
  • Techniques covered...
    • wet fly fishing (North Country Spiders)
    • dry fly fishing
    • duo & trio (dry & nymph together)
    • upstream nymph
    • Czech nymphing
    • and possibly Euro nymphing (French leader)
  • Rivercraft.
  • River specific fly casting if required e.g. Spey casting and roll casting.
  • Entomology, imitation and fly selection explained.
  • Includes free access to my comprehensive "Pre-learning & Reference" website with instructions for each method and leader setups.
  • Gift certificates available.

Important note - You must be able to cast competently and have some flyfishing experience to do this course - it is not suitable for beginners or inexperienced fly-fishers.

Guided River Flyfishing - Full Days - £250 Per Day

  • Guided river flyfishing throughout the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Suited to more experienced river flyfisher's.
  • Best suited to one to one days.
  • April to September only.

Beginner's Stillwater Flyfishing Course - Full Day - £250

  • Held on a Yorkshire Dales stillwater - October to March only.
  • Understanding fly fishing tackle.
  • All fly fishing tackle provided including waders if required.
  • In-depth fly casting lesson including roll cast, overhead cast, shooting line for distance, casting in windy conditions, false casting, etc.
  • Fly fishing knots and their uses.
  • Fly fishing techniques.
  • Detecting 'the take', striking, playing and landing trout.
  • Releasing and/or dispatching trout properly.
  • Flies and selecting the 'right' fly.
  • Includes free access to my comprehensive "Pre-learning & Reference" website.
  • One to one tuition unless you want to bring a friend or relative (maximum 2 people).
  • A good foundation onto which you can build your own fly fishing skills.
  • Gift certificates available.

Important note - This course is only held on a lake and from October to March inclusive. It cannot be done on the river and cannot be done from April to September.

Beginner's Stillwater Flyfishing Course - Half Day "Taster" - £160

  • Held on a Yorkshire Dales stillwater - October to March only.
  • All Fly fishing tackle provided.
  • Learn the basic fly casting skills.
  • Understanding fly fishing tackle.
  • Fishing and hopefully catching a trout or two.
  • Includes free access to my comprehensive "Pre-learning & Reference" website.
  • One to one tuition unless you want to bring a friend or relative (maximum 2 people).
  • Try fly fishing for half a day as part of your holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Not sure fly fishing is for you???
  • Gift certificates available.

Important note - This course is only held on a lake and from October to March inclusive. It cannot be done on the river and cannot be done from April to September.

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