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Introduction to Fly-Casting Course at L.L.Bean's Private Pools in Freeport, Maine

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Join us at our private pools for a fun and informative four-hour casting course. It's a great way to learn the skills to catch fish with a fly.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

This comprehensive four-hour introductory course will teach you the basics of fly casting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our expert instructors will guide you step-by-step through the four-part cast, false cast and roll cast. We'll explain how to strip and shoot line, as well as how to tie basic fishing knots. You'll receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and have ample time to practice each skill with an instructor and on your own.

Our spacious lawns and private casting pools offer a comfortable and friendly environment to learn the art of angling with a fly. You'll finish this course knowing the essential techniques of fly casting.

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

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What to Bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity appropriate, closed-toed shoes
  • Sunglasses (polarized recommended)
  • Hat with visor
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

Optional
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Camera
  • Non-heirloom rods, reels and lines†

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary fly-casting equipment: rods, reels, lines, etc.
  • First-aid kit
  • Eye protection
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Average Rating 
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5 / 5
October 22, 2018
Highly Recommend!
My instructor, Kate F. was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She was enthusiastic and was an excellent teacher. I look forward to getting out on... more
Sharon VT
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5 / 5
October 31, 2017
fun
My instructor,Pete, was great. I could see he is an expert fly fisherman and thoroughly knows his craft. He demonstrated and explained the cast,so I felt... more
Sag Harbor, NY
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5 / 5
October 10, 2017
Fantastic experience
My Wife and I took The Into to Fly Fishing course this weekend with Jim. I cannot say enough good things about the experience. Jim was an excellent instructor... more
West Warwick, RI
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5 / 5
October 1, 2017
Fly-Casting for Beginners
Exceeded my expectations. I was a bit concerned that I lacked the talent, physical ability or mental agility needed to handle a fly rod. Sue, my instructor... more
Gorham ME
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5 / 5
August 22, 2017
Fly Fishing Made Easy
My 15 year old son and I recently took this 4.5 hour course. Craig was our instructor and he was great! Very patient, knowledgeable, and passionate about... more
South Portland, Maine
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5 / 5
June 12, 2017
So Much Fun!
I've always wanted to learn how to fly fish, and this fly-fishing casting course was fantastic! Sue and Sam reviewed everything, gave us great demonstrations... more
West Greenwich, RI
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5 / 5
June 19, 2016
Informative, Practical—and Fun!
Mike and Rod make fly fishing look effortless but those of us who have tried (and tried and tried) to catch fish on a fly rod know that's not the case.... more
Concord, MA
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 12, 2016
A great learning experience and a good time...
Experienced guides with a passion for fishing provide excellent hands-on instruction. This class is not a sales seminar. It was a lot of fun and I left... more
Oquossoc, Maine
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5 / 5
September 20, 2014
Great day in Freeport
My fly casting course was a gift from friends. They and my wife accompanied me for this 4 hour fly casting course. Rod and Dave were excellent instructors.... more
West Newbury, MA
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5 / 5
July 10, 2014
Awesome experience!
This was a very nice experience! Recomended for every one who wants to get involved into Fly Casting!
Freeport, ME
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