McLennan Introductory Fly-Fishing Schools

These schools are for folks who are:

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?

     Casting:

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.

     Connecting:

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 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 will be on the Bow River for May and June schools and on the Sheep or Highwood Rivers
                     for the July schools.


Introductory Dates


2-Day Introductory Fly-Fishing Schools                            $375.00 + gst

     - 6 to 12 students with 1 instructor per 6 students

May 4/5          6 students with one instructor   1 spots remaining

May 25/26   

July 5/6


1-Day Introductory Fly-Fishing Schools                              $195.00 + gst

       - 6 - 12 students with 1 instructor per 6 students

May 11


Weekend Fly-Fishing Schools      (Introductory - advanced fly fishers)

       July 26,27,28  York Creek Weekend Getaway                          $850.00 + gst per person

      - Maximum of 10 students with 2 instructors       5 spots remaining

        More information.

       Sept. 6,7,8       Waterton Couples Retreat                              $1020.00 + gst per person

      - Maximum of 3 couples and Jim and Lynda as your hosts/instructors

       More information.

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

Send us a note to reserve your spot today.

Thanks for choosing McLennan Fly FIshing