The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s Fly Fishing School encompasses all the basic functions of fly fishing and is designed to put the new angler on the stream with basic self-sufficiency.

We draw on the experience and talents of over 100 chapter members to provide the very best instruction on a personal basis not possible in a commercial enterprise. Participants also receive a 60-page “Introduction to Fly Fishing” on CD.

  • Adults: $150
  • Youth 12 to 18: $100
  • College Students in 5-Rivers Outreach Program: $125

Includes a full day of instruction and lunch, as well as a half-day fishing with a mentor.  (Date and other arrangements for mentored 1/2 day of fishing to be determined by student and assigned mentor.)  

Thank You!

The fly fishing school is totally booked, and registration is no longer available.  If you waited too long, please consider marking your calendar for about this time next year or getting involved in Pisgah TU – you can generally find someone to offer help and guidance to get you off on the right foot.

For those of you who have already registered, we look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 28th!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 — 8:30am to 4:45pm
Harmon Field in Tryon, NC 

All-inclusive, offering a full day of instruction in:

  • Casting
    The techniques for basic casts are taught, including the overhead cast, the side arm cast, and the roll cast. Additionally, such functions as mending line, proper retrieve, and avoiding tangles are taught.
  • Line Management
    Covers all of the essential knots used in the assembly of the line system. You will learn how to modify your leader to maximize your effectiveness in casting and outsmarting that wily trout.
  • Equipment and Safety
    Whether you have already acquired your equipment, or are starting from scratch, this segment will provide useful tips on necessary equipment and optional items to make the experience more enjoyable. Also covered is wading safety.
  • Stream Tactics, Entomology, and Fly Selection
    So you have the equipment and know how to cast and assemble your line; now how to select a fly and where to cast it? This segment emphasizes the correct fly for the time of the year and the type of stream on which you are fishing. It will show you the natural insects which are imitated with various flies, how to match your artificials to these and how to determine if the trout are dining on them.
  • Code of Ethics
    We believe in a code of ethics and stream etiquette and will discuss these important aspects of fly fishing.
    —  PLUS —
  • 1/2 day On-Stream Fishing with a Mentor!
    It is one thing to learn it, but quite another to actually use it. In addition to your full day of classes, you receive a half-day of mentored fishing from one of our experienced angler members.  Your mentor will help you identify likely holding spots for fish and assist you with presentation and setup, as needed.