Flycasting Class for Beginners 

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

Want to learn to fly cast? Come join us for this 2-hour session on the basics.

Here is a perfect class for novice flyfishermen who want to learn the fundamentals! 

Elements of instruction will include: Understanding rods, reels, and lines, Handling the line, Steps to completing a good basic cast, Shooting line, Shaping the loop, Presentation of the fly, False casting and changing direction, and the roll cast.

(Note: This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Class Size: Limited to 6 Students.

Equipment provided if needed

Click the class date to access the online form to reserve a spot. Walk-ups will be welcome the day of the class, space permitting, but these classes fill fast so you are encouraged to secure your place.

Class SizeCost 
Limited to 6 Students$50.00 / person 

Flycasting Class for Beginners

  • This date features one session, for beginners. Later sessions will be scheduled for intermediate casters, and for specialty skills.

 

Flycasting Class for Intermediate Flycasters

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

This 2 hour class is designed to extend the skills of flyfishers who have a handle on the basics, but want to take their flycasting to a new level.

Focus will be on increasing loop control, increasing distance, overcoming wind problems, and improving ability to get good drifts with your fly.  Students will learn how to improve their overhead casts, shoot line effectively, and will be introduced to hauling for more line speed and distance.  Specialty casts and aerial mends, to avoid fly drag and help adjust to various casting and stream conditions, will be discussed and practiced.    (This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water) 

Skill Level:     Ability to make simple straight line casts of up to 40 ft, ability to repeatedly false cast 30 or more feet of line while maintaining control.

Class SizeCost 
Limited to 6 Students$50.00 / person 

Casting Class with Jim Tilmant - Intermediate

  • A flycasting class with Jim Tilmant,

 

Learning the Double Haul and other techniques for increasing distance

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

This 2 hour class will help deal with wind and cast longer distances with the double-haul, and teach you the adjustments that must be made in your casting stroke to handle the increased line speeds.  Instruction will be tailored to the ability level of students within the class.  (This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Skill LevelClass SizeCost 
Intermediate level casters capable of false casting and shooting moderate amounts of line.Limited to 6 Students$50.00 / person 

Casting Class - Double Haul

Saltwater Flycasting

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

Prepare to get the most out of your saltwater destination!  This 2 hour class will help introduce you to special skills and techniques to enhance your saltwater flyfishing.  How to manage your line so you are ready when a fish is sighted, how to locate fish when the guide says “Two O’Clock, 100 feet!”, and how to get your fly on target without delay.   (This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Skill LevelClass SizeCost 
Intermediate level casters capable of false casting and shooting moderate amounts of line.Limited to 6 Students$50.00 / person 

Casting Class with Jim Tilmant - Saltwater Casting

Saltwater casting class
  • Price: $50.00
    Everything saltwater - lines, communication with guides, wind, and presentation.

Private Casting Lessons

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

Private casting instruction with a FFF Certified Casting Instructor Jim Tilmant is available by appointment. Please call the shop +1 (970) 227-4707 to schedule.

Cost for one personCost for two people
$50.00 per lesson$80.00 per lesson