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Fly-Casting Discovery Course

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Our exciting one-hour Fly-Casting Discovery Course is fun, easy and led by expert instructors who'll gladly teach you the skills to cast your first fly.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

There are few things more rewarding than watching a trout rise to your fly. It's an experience you don't want to miss. Our course offers you a great opportunity to try fly casting in a friendly and supportive environment. After brief introductions and safety talk, you'll learn the components of a fly-rod outfit. Then our experienced instructors, who've acquired a wealth of fishing and casting knowledge over the years, will teach you the four-part cast, false cast and roll cast – foundational skills on which to build more advanced casting techniques. You'll also have ample time to practice your skills with our instructors, so you can confidently cast on your own.

All necessary fly-casting equipment is provided. Please note this course does not include fishing time on the water.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's demed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity-appropriate closed-toed shoes
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Personal eye protection
  • Non-heirloom rods, reels and lines†

What We Provide
  • Eye protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary fly-casting equipment: rods, reels, lines, etc.
Average Ratings
5 / 5
July 29, 2021
Great For Beginners
Brad is an excellent, patient teacher. He had multiple work-arounds to help circumvent poor technique. My wife and I took the introductory class with absolutely... more
No. Yarmouth, Maine
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
July 26, 2021
Great intro to fly casting
high quality and I would recommend this to anyone who is thinking about flycasting. Macauley Lord was able to analyze not only my techcnique errors (many)... more
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 28, 2021
It’s all in the elbow!
Rodney was a phenomenal and super patient teaching my kids the technique. Even in 90 degree heat he kept his cool. We had to cut it a bit short but he... more
Grafton, NY
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 23, 2021
Nice class. Knowledgeable instructor
Just took this class in Freeport with Pete. Our class had people of varying skill levels and he did a great job assisting each one. He kept everyone engaged... more
Lewiston, ME
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 9, 2021
Intro to fly fishing casting
Pete, our instructor, was patient and effective in getting us started with the basics. His method, honed over many years and sprinkled with lots of fish... more
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5 / 5
June 6, 2021
the instructor was very knowledgeable he kept the class interesting and a lot was learned
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5 / 5
May 3, 2021
Very Good Course
It was fun and educational
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5 / 5
July 23, 2020
I took this class with my 8 and 10 Year old sons. It was so awesome and very easy to understand! Our instructor Sam was awesome and made the class so fun.... more
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5 / 5
June 25, 2020
Worth every penny and then some
I took the Outdoor Discovery course on Fly fishing. Alan, our instructor was informative and extremely helpful. His knowledge of fly fishing was apparent.... more
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 28, 2019
Fantastic Fun Course
We decided to that we wanted to expand our fishing techniques and signed up for the Fly-casting course on Saturday the 26th. It was a perfect day and our... more
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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