Trout 101 seeks to break down the process into simple
steps, taking the mystery out of the sport. We will
cover subjects such basic casting, roll casting, mending line
and side-arm casting. Separate sessions will cover knot tying,
(which flies to use and why), locating fish and
reading a stream. Also discussed will be fundamentals of
selecting a fly rod and which fly rods to use for given situations.
Because this class is conducted on-stream you can immediately apply
your newly-learned skills to the real conditions of moving
water while you fish our private waters.
Student:teacher ratio will
not exceed 3:1. Dates are subject to availability
of guides and stream! Let us know with form below what
dates suit you best and we will respond promptly!
Rate: 2-Day Program $335 per person for 2 people, 2 days..
lunch, fishing pass, water and sodas, leaders and tippet, rental of rod, reel,
waders and small fly assortment. Excludes lodging (ask for
& dinner, transportation to river or lodge, Virginia fishing
request national forest stamp and regular Va fishing)
Rivenridge at Piney Forks
may be available for lodging. Inquire for availablity.
Class dates - If you have a group of 4 or more, we can
at Piney Forks exclusively for your group with sufficient advanced notice. Taking a
trip out west with friends who are beginners (and you
want to fish rather than teach)? No problem, we will teach
your friends or family how to fish in our beautiful setting.
We recommend 2 overnights for this trip at our Rivenridge
at Piney Forks lodge. Customized
Class Rate: Class rate of 2-Day Program $335 per person plus lodging.
Float Fishing - 101
Personalized Class Times
Mid-April through September we offer a casting class on the water with a day of
wading and day of float fishing from a raft. Casting instruction
format will cover same basic topics as Trout 101--basic
casting, roll casting, mending line and side-arm casting, knot
tying, locating fish and reading a stream. The
Friday class venue will take place while wade fishing, and the
Saturday class will occur on a raft on local water (depending on fishing conditions).
For those who have never floated a river, this class
offers a perfect way to learn many fly fishing techniques while enjoying different scenery, all at a great value.
Limited to 6 spots, so make your decision early.
Student :Teacher Ratio is 2:1 on an Angler’s Lane raft.
Float Fishing 101 will be held on the river which is
fishing the best at this time of year.
You will enjoy both wade fishing and float fishing from the
boat while we provide customized instruction on the water.
$425 per person.
lunch each day, sodas & water, fishing pass, 6-fly
take-home selection, leaders, tippet; rental of rod, reel, waders,
and wading shoes.
lodging, breakfast & dinner, transportation to river or lodge;
and fishing license (purchase