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Fly Fishing Workshops

fly fishing

Spend a day in the beautiful Adirondacks while developing this unique, rewarding skill with the help of Professional Fly Fishing Guide Rick Kovacs of Packbasket Adventures.

This program is geared toward beginners and will focus on fly casting and fishing while emphasizing the natural science of the sport. Program will include;indoor and outdoor instruction, fishing excursions to nearby locations, proper gear and casting,“catch and release” and its role in conserving freshwater fish resources, fly tying, and more.

2021 Workshop

  • Date: May 15th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • $40/person
  • Registration deadline 5/9/2021
  • Pre-payment required at time of registration ($30 refundable with 48 hour cancellation notice)

For more information, please contact aic@esf.edu.

Introduction to Fly Fishing Workshop 

9:00 a.m. History of fly fishing and introduction to the “quiet sport”
9:30 a.m. Tools of the Trade-Keep it simple
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. It’s all about the Bugs
11:00 a.m. Basics of Casting
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Matching the Hatch
1:00 p.m. Reading water, casting to the rise and prospecting.
1:30 p.m. “Tight Lines”-hooking, playing, catching and releasing
2:00 p.m. Knot Know How
2:30 p.m. Questions/Answers/Wrap-up.