In the beginning class you will learn when and why fly fishing is the right tool for the task. Participants will gain an understanding of what weight fly rod and fly line to use for various types of fishing. They’ll learn a little bit about leaders and tippet as well as the various flies, line types and fly fishing safety and etiquette. Learn basic casting techniques and the 5 casting principles that will help you become more proficient in handling different casting situations. Fly casting is not difficult, but it does use different motions than other types of fishing. Learn the basics of fly tying and tie several flies. Learn a little about basic knots and bugs as well. Class size is limited to 5 participants with the minimum age being 11 years old. This is a one-session class lasting approximately three hours. Total cost is $10.00 per participant and equipment will be supplied.
The intermediate and advanced Fly Fishing class improves your fly casting accuracy with a variety of specially-made targets designed to make you a better fly fisher. Each target has a different configuration to help simulate real fishing scenarios. This is a great way to practice both accuracy and distance under the guidance of an instructor. Participants will review the 5 casting principles that will help you become more proficient in handling different casting situations. Classes will consist of a maximum of two participants in order for you to get the most practice and instruction possible. The minimum age requirement is 11 years old. This is a one-session class lasting for approximately one and one-half hours and cost is $10.00 per participant. In this class you can bring your own rod or one will be available.
Both Fly Fishing classes will be held at the Conservation Clubhouse. To sign up, contact the Plymouth Park Department at 574-936-2876. The beginning session starts at 9 a.m. and runs until noon and the intermediate/advanced casting class starts at 1:30 p.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. on May 12th.