Casting Classes

Our classes are usually held weekly and we can customize them to your needs. We can do 2 handed and single handed instruction. Dates and sign ups below or if you have your own group get at me to set up a date that works for you.

If you bought a discount voucher for a casting class read this! We appreciate your business and look forward to meeting you. As we fill up classes we will add more till everybody has done the them.

These are group classes at designated times with a program. How to sign up and dates - click here to sign up. More Dates will be listed as these fill up.

Pay, Sign up for any class and show up! Pay for a class click here

Please read the Q and A below.

"Building responsible anglers is what will save our Fly fishing resource"


Questions and Answers:

I am brand new is that a problem? No this is a class for learning we get beginners all the time.

When are the classes? The dates are listed below with more to be listed as they fill up. Most of the classes will be held at the Skykomish or Stillaguamish River (aprox 45 - 1:15 min from seattle).

I have a buddy that wants in the class, what do I do? Call me - Mike - 425-330-9506. We can work with you to set it up but we would need the payment for the class before you add him to a list.

Where do we meet? We will meet at a designated riverside location. Each class will have a itinerary with time's and meeting places posted.

What do you go over in the class? Each class is a little different, the skill levels are usually all over the board. We will go over quite a few things but the main points are; roll casting, double hauling, how to feed line and how to properly make a single handed cast.

How big are the group classes? It will vary but most will be up to 5 people per guide.

What kind of rod should I bring if I have one? Bring what you have but a 5 - 8 wt. is perfect.

How long have you guys been doing this? Our guide service was started in 1983.

For Dates and to sign up click here

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/group84

More dates listed as these fill up

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If you bought the deal through a discount website and didn't want to use it in a group class we would let you use the $60 towards any guide trip or full day school but there is a price difference.

Here is our regular season guiding calendar.
http://www.flyfishsteelhead.com/guiding.htm 


About our full and half day guided schools:

Why not just take the fly fishing school from my local fly shop?
Simple answer: Our schools are on the water so you get hands on learning, learn holes and see were to fish.

Fly fishing is like any sport. Learning is in the "doing."

Most shop schools are 2 nights at the shop (to buy gear) and a 1/2 day out casting on the Duwamish River, (or wherever). Now read our school descriptions.

No wonder over 2000 anglers have taken a school from us over the last 10 years!

Our Fly fishing schools are on the water, comprehensive, full day schools, crammed with information to accomplish one goal, make you a better fly fisher. You should expect a two year apprenticeship in a single day! Read the recommendations and endorsements page for testimonials about our schools and guide trips.

How do I know if I should choose a school or a guide trip?
We get asked this question virtually every day. I answer the question with a question: Are you catching them now? If you are comfortable with your success rate for (steelhead, salmon or trout), then I would recommend the guide trip. Even If you have fished all over the world, but still not catching your target fish (i.e., steelhead), a clinic may be a better choice. An accomplish Bone fisher doesn't make you catch Tarpon. All the trout in the world won't mean much to a steelhead. Different fish, different needs.

Evaluation:


1) New to fly fishing: Basic fundamentals in casting & tying knots, playing and landing fish.
Novice Level:

2) Advanced to Intermediate level:
Some level of fly fishing: Comfortable with casting single handed rods and basics described in # 1.Qualify for all but advanced steelhead schools. Most popular. Anglers learn to read the water, and make line presentation, more efficiently. For the guy who wasn't sure if he was doing it right or not. Other reasons; are to learn a new river, more techniques, or simply to meet other steelhead anglers. (Your buddy only wants to fish trout)

3) Full Advanced Angling schools:

Has caught enough steelhead. Comfortable with casting with both single and double-handed rods, but open to new ideas on flies, steelhead behavior, and technique.
Fly fishing & Baseball: Many guys think fly fishing steelhead is about casting a really long line and making a big mend. This is what we call the "fast ball down the middle." Ready to learn to throw and slider and a change-up? We don't teach as much as explore new ideas. Where do you think we have come up with our good flies and lines? Sharing water with our accomplished anglers over the past twenty years!

Custom full day Schools $150 each:
Some guys are more comfortable in a group. Cool - Our standard Fly fishing schools are designed for you. Some guys are looking for more one-on-one. Specific needs, specific goals - Our Custom School is for you - Not included with the Living Social deal.

We now offer custom schools from steelhead and salmon to trout, from surface to bottom, for individuals and parties.

Here is how it works.

a) Contact us for a specific time period (unless you have a three party gig, we need 15+ days)

b) Describe your fly fishing trip, angler level, preferred waters, species et.

c) How many in your *party. (We can handle groups to 9 with up to 3 guides)

Our promise:
If you are a single or duo, we promise to only hook you up with angler(s) of similar wants & goals. This clinic is specifically limited to three anglers.

Cost: $150/angler

What happens if Dickson's can't come up with second or third angler?
No sweat. You are only responsible for the anglers you book for.

Do you outfit? Yup, we have everything from top instructors to tippet material. Rods & Flies are available upon request.(Chest waders are not)

Contact Dennis

Contact Mike

"Building responsible anglers is what will save our Fly fishing resource"

Sincerely,

Dennis and Mike

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