We have folks come into the shop all the time asking where do you fly fish in Indiana? Believe it or not you can catch many different species of fish within 1 to 3 hours of Indianapolis. Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, Striped Bass, Steelhead, Salmon, Trout (Browns and Rainbows), Muskie, Northern Pike, Carp, and sunfish can all be caught on a fly rod! With just a little instruction you can begin to enjoy fly fishing for any of these species in no time at all. Our fly fishing school is a cut above the rest because we work around your busy schedule and make it convenient for you to learn.
The goal of Phase 1 is to educate you about what equipment would be appropriate as you begin fly fishing.
Please let us help you with that purchase!
Our school offers an introduction to fly fishing, basic equipment, casting techniques, playing and landing fish. The school is divided into three convenient phases to allow you to gain the most out of each session.
Introduction to Equipment and Knots (in store phase we schedule after store hours). This is one session.
With covid19 we are scheduling Phase 1 by appointment. We will do these individually, family, friends, etc. Call Jon Widboom at the store, 317-570-9811 to schedule a time. About 1 hour long.
All Phase 1 classes start at 6:30 pm and last approximately 2 hours depending on questions and number of people. You pick the date you want to come and show up for that class. You only attend one Phase 1 class. We provide different dates to accommodate schedules. If you are several miles away please call and we can make special arrangements. When weather permits you can schedule Phase 2 and 3.
Basic fly casting and still water fly fishing (by appointment Monday through Saturday Morning). This phase may be 1,2,3 or more classes depending on how quickly someone picks up the sport. Generally, the length of class is 45-75 minutes. These classes are usually done one on one, but can be done with another person (son, daughter, wife, husband, etc.)
Moving water and stream techniques (by appointment Monday through Saturday Morning)
We start Phase One our in the winter months. Phase one of our school is in the shop so we can start people on their way to learning how to fly fish. Phases two and three are usually on an individual basis, arranged around your schedule. Sessions will vary in length. It is best to have your own equipment, but equipment is available for use.
The cost for the entire school is $100.00 per person.