First on the Fly

Our First on the Fly program is aimed to get people who have limited to no experience fly-fishing on the water and comfortable fly fishing. Participants who sign-up for First on the Fly can expect to learn the basics of fly-fishing, but also have a better understanding of fish, their habitat and form a deeper bond with the environment. To ensure this, our programs provide:

  1. A holistic introduction into the outdoors and the role anglers play in conserving water ecology and habitat

  2. A healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environment

  3. Outdoor safety

  4. Education on fundamental concepts related to fly fishing, including but not limited to fish identification, food and water sources and habitat management

  5. Hard skills such as knot tying, casting and rod management

  6. Education on how to continue to fish and ways to get involved and be and advocate for conservation

FEE FOR 2 DAY, 2 NIGHT PROGRAM:

$800

Your fee includes:

  • Access to rods, reels, flies and other necessary gear for use during the program
  • Mentor and instruction
  • All meals
  • Boat usage (if applicable)
  • Casting instruction, knot tying
  • Expert knowledge involving fish ID and habitat management
  • Camp sites or accommodations depending on location

Registration will go live soon. Sign up to be the first to know!

Itinerary

On this two day in-depth introduction into fly fishing, you’ll begin by arriving and setting up camp. Meet your team who will be helping you learn to fly fish, as well as your peers participating in the weekend. Once settled in, your mentor will lead you in some exercises in fish ID, knot typing and basic casting principles. You’ll wrap up the night with dinner and a campfire chat focusing on safe and ethical fish handling, as well as general conservation principles.

On the next morning, we will hit the water, either wading or on a raft, kayak or boat, and put those skills you learned into practice. You will fish all day as your mentor provides you instruction and pointers on how to improve your casting and what to look for on the water. Afterwards, join your friends around the campfire, discuss the day’s activities, and make plans to go fishing again.

On the final day, hit the water one last time with your mentor and your friends for a morning of wade fishing before departing.