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Introduction to Fly-Fishing Course

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If you're new to the sport or just want a comprehensive overview of fly-fishing fundamentals, our half-day course is a fun way to learn everything you need to start catching fish.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

In just a few hours with our expert fishing instructors, you'll learn the fundamentals of fly fishing – the four-part cast, hook setting, fish fighting and landing, fly-fishing etiquette and safety. After practicing these skills, you'll fish for a variety of species while our guides offer friendly advice about the most effective techniques for enticing fish to your fly. They'll also gladly offer first-hand insights about the best fishing locations in your area and around the world.

All necessary fly-fishing equipment is provided.

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 deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Valid fishing license: (required for most areas)
  • 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, flies and lines†

What We Provide
  • Eye protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Handouts and course materials
  • Use of all necessary fly-fishing equipment: rods, reels, lines, flies etc.
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5 / 5
June 3, 2019
Great Value
This course was everything I was hoping for and more. The instructor Dave was great. Can’t wait to put the skills I learned to use.
Dedham, Ma
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5 / 5
May 3, 2016
Great lesson
A friend and I were looking for some instruction to get us started fly fishing. I've read the handbook, but haven't been able to practice and was looking... more
Boston, MA
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
May 20, 2015
Great introduction to fly fishing
Dave and Rich were great instructors and the course made for a great afternoon. I would recommend this to anyone without fly fishing experience who is... more
Boston, MA
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4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
July 10, 2014
Good Entertainment
I like this event and very enjoy its so fun
119, nadiu root, Freeport, ME
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1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 2, 2014
Intro to fly fishing with Rich and Dave
4 family members who had never tried fly fishing took a beginner's course with Rich and Dave in Saugus. It was a four hour course and included plenty of... more
Cumberland Foreside, Me
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7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
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