Fundamentals of Fly Fishing

A philosopher once said "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself" Let one of Elk River Guiding Companies professional guides help you discover the art of fly fishing within yourself.

Without a doubt participating in a fly fishing lesson is a great stepping stone to success and can eliminate months if not years of frusteration in trying to teach yourself or learn from someone who just shouldn't be teaching you. Getting taught the correct skills and techniques will enable most to become not only proficient and elegant casters but also shine new light on all the mysteries of fly fishing.

Through our personalized approach to learning the art of fly fishing, our courses are designed to give the new angler the basic knowledge, skills and fly fishing strategies to get started on the river.  

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Fly Fishing Equipment and Gear
  • Casting and Techniques
  • Knots and How to Tie 'em
  • Entomology of the Stream - Bugs and how they relate to trout
  • Reading Water and Fly Presentation
  • Rules, Regulations and River Etiquette

Full Day (6hrs) Learn to Fly Fish: $495 for 2 ppl / $295 for 1 person / $100 each additional person

(includes lunch, drinks, flies, rods) 

1/2 Day (4hrs) Learn to Fly Fish: $295 for 2ppl /  $195 for 1 person / $100 each additional person

(includes flies, rods, bring your own lunch) 

Fly Cating Essentials: 1 Hour $50 per person / 2 Hours $85 per person

Family Fly Fishing: (Family Groups consists of 2 adults and 2 children under age 14)

Full Day (6 hours) Walk and Wade - $595

(includes lunch, drinks, flies, rods)

1/2 Day (4 hours) - $395 (dry land no license required)

Groups / Corporate / Lessons of 4 or more:

Fly Casting Essentials - 2 hours / $50 per person

Fundamentals of Fly Fishing - 4 hours / $100 per person

All Lessons subject to 12% gst & DO NOT include licenses or classified waters permits