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McLennan Introductory Fly-Fishing Schools

Who are these schools for?

1. Folks who have been given equipment and are ready to put it to good use.

2. Total beginners

3. Folks who have been spin or regular fishing for a number of years and want to move to the fly fishing world.

4. Folks who used to fish and now want to get back into using that equipment hidden in the closet.

5. Folks who have fished for some time but have never taken any lessons. This school will fill in the blanks and make their days on the river more enjoyable.

6. Parents who are wanting to introduce their children (10/11 years old +) to the world of fly fishing.
    Come and share the day.

What to expect:

An understanding of:

Fly-fishing equipment:

    What to look for when buying equipment.

    What equipment I need to buy and what is nice to have.

Trout Food.
     What do I need to know about what trout eat so I can use the correct fly pattern.

      What are dry flies, nymphs and streamers?

      What are mayflies, caddis flies and stoneflies?

      What terrestrial patterns can I use?


Dry-land casting sessions that will bring you accurate and easy casting for a life time of enjoyment. We make sure your equipment works well for you.


3 essential knots you will need to know on the river.

How to work with your leader and tippet material for fishing with a dry fly, nymph and streamer.

Fishing Techniques:

How do I fish with a dry fly, nymph and streamer?

On-the-Water practice.  Putting it all together.

Locations:    Day 1 of our 2-day schools will be in Okotoks, Black Diamond or Turner Valley depending on availability of rooms to rent and the size of the class. Many classes are held in a local park.

                     Day 2 of our 2-day schools will be on the Sheep or Highwood Old Man rivers.

Fly-Fishing outfits (rod/reel/line/leader) are available for students' use during the schools.

Introductory 2021 Fly Fishing School Dates

2-Day Introductory Fly-Fishing Schools                                 

Note description above.

School #1        June 25/26                                                                          


School #2       July 9/10

 Cost:  $399.00 + gst
4 students per instructor



A Taste of Fly-Fishing                                                    1-Day Introductory to Fly Fishing

Come and learn about the sport, it's equipment and find out if this is something you would like to pursue.

Dates:   May 28

Cost:  $195.00 + gst

       - Maximum of 4 students per instructor

York Creek Weekend Fly-Fishing School & Retreat

July 15 - 17, 2022 

Aug. 19 - 21, 2022

  (For Intro-level to advanced fly fishers)

  Cost:   $880.00 + gst per person    

  Maximum of 10 students       

    More information.


There are also private casting clinics and private days available for your convenience.

Thanks for choosing McLennan Fly Fishing