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 terrestrials 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.


2 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.

                     Day 2 of our 2-day schools will be on the Bow River for May and June schools and on the Sheep or Highwood Rivers for the July schools.

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

Introductory 2020 Fly Fishing School Dates

2-Day Introductory Fly-Fishing Schools                            $380.00 + gst

     - Maximium of 6 students per instructor

1-Day Introductory Fly-Fishing School

The Emergent Fly Fisher Introductory Fly-Fishing School     $195.00 + gst

        For those folks too busy in the summer and still want to learn for the fall.

       - Maximum of 6 students per instructor

York Creek Weekend Fly-Fishing School & Retreat    

    (For Intro-level to advanced fly fishers)

       Cost:   $865.00 + gst per person    

        Maximum of 6 students   

        More information.

Evening Sessions:   Beginner to Advanced Flyfishers.

       March 12     Knots and Leaders           

       NEW DATE:      Sept. 24    Stream Sense  FULL

        Location:   Sheep River Library, Turner Valley

        Cost:    $25.00 Can. gst. included per session

        To register - send us an email.


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

Send us a note to reserve your spot today.

Thanks for choosing McLennan Fly FIshing