Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Maine's Best Fly Fishing School

If you are reading this, I'm guessing you're searching for fly fishing or fly casting lessons.  In your search, you might have seen how other vendors sell the benefit of their private casting pond -- the ability for you to cast in real world conditions.  Well, that's not quite true, and some casting ponds, truth be told, are a bit LAME. Here's why:

  • If it is man made, it's probably not eco-friendly.
  • If it is man made and is stocked with fish, it may mean the water is treated and cooled by electric or gas power pumps. Not very eco-friendly.  This is a man made hatchery.
  • Ponds allow one instructor to safely teach large groups of people = great profit, but possibly poor education model. 
  • Ponds or lakes are NOT rivers. You learn very little when compared to a river!

Why Teach Casting in a River

  1.  >90% of fly-fisherman fish in rivers -- not ponds or lakes.
  2.  We teach fly-casting in real world conditions -- doesn't that make more sense?  If the river is unsafe, then we teach in a pond, or reschedule our program.
  3.   While standing in a river casting, you'll also learn real world fishing technique's -- line control, presentation, and reading water (these can not be taught at a casting pond). 


Casting in a river has significant educational benefits. 

You have completed the E.I. Fly™1X class, or you are an advance beginner needing to fine tune your casting skills.  Also you are  ready to step into a river and learn a few tricks. We'll spend time in the water working on the following cast's: PULD, Static and Dynamic Roll, False Cast, Roll-Pick-up, Tension, Water Haul, Reach Mend, Wiggle, and Pile.  We'll also practice fly and fly line presentation techniques. 

This program is a blend of casting and fishing presentation skills.  This is a must have for the beginner - intermediate angler who wants to prepare themselves for the next level.  

Rates: E.I. Fly™2X
  • (1) Angler $25 per hour 
  • (2-3)) Anglers: $15 per hour, per person
  • (4) Anglers: $10 per hour, per person
  • Minimum Course Time: 4 hours.
  • Age: 16 years and older (service is designed for mature young teenagers and adults)
  • Monday-Sunday
  • Home Base: from Portland to the  New Hampshire border

Ready to Begin

We offer both lessons and guiding services.  To understand the difference between the two, Please visit:

Lessons and Guiding: http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/lessons-guiding_22.html

Wild Fish Guiding and Lessons:  http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/new-england.html


Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon.

Mark