Hello let me introduce myself, my name is Vic and I am an avid fisherman with more than 40 years of fishing experience primarily in freshwater. I spend my time on the many freshwater rivers and lakes of the lower mainland. I have operated my fishing school for more than 20 years and have watched many people learn the art of fishing with a minimum of effort. I offer classes in single-handed Fly Rod casting techniques and Skagit casting with two-handed rods. I am not a guiding service so I can not take you out, I will, however, cover everything from the different types of gear, to landing your catch. I also can teach you drift fishing with level wind and spinning reels for trout, salmon, and steelhead. This class deals with the different types of drift fishing setups you can expect to find on our local waters, how to read the water and presentation and we can cover bottom bouncing for salmon on the Fraser River. Like to do some fly tying? I can also cover that as well where trout and salmon flies are tied, but this will not cover the traditional classic Atlantic Salmon flies (sorry).
These casting classes will help you identify the type of equipment necessary for the type of fish you wish to fish for as well as how to use your fishing gear from presentation to the final catch with the safety factor included as this is an outdoor activity and safety should be considered such as wading across a river. On average a fly fisherman could spend any amount on gathering the right tools for this sport and many people have done just that without the understanding of what constitutes good equipment especially when it comes to fly fishing. You go out to buy a bunch of equipment then go out only to find that nothing is working from the casting to the catching. Believe me, when I say there is a method to this madness, all casting classes are done next to the Seymour river behind Maplewood farm where there is ample room to cast first on dry land then finally on the water. Classes can be made to suit your specific location as well if you need me to come to you. The cost is $50 for 1 lesson with most people needing about 4 lessons to get started each class is between 2 to 3 hours may be a bit longer depending on you. I guarantee that I can have anyone casting in 15 minutes as there are many types of casts and it is really more about technique rather than power but we can discuss your needs when we meet. This is open to all ages, group rates apply depending on the number of people in your group, seniors discount, please feel free to contact me thanks Tightlines.
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