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1-Day Fly Fishing Schools

1-Day Fly Fishing Schools

Saturday, May 30th, 2020
All Day
Sunnybrook Trout Club

Sunday, June 28th, 2020
All Day
Zanesfield Rod & Gun Club

Sunday, August 30th, 2020
All Day
Sunnybrook Trout Club

Sunday, October 25th, 2020
All Day
Zanesfield Rod & Gun Club


Group Size: 15+ | Host: Brian

Spend a day learning the basics of fly fishing. These schools are a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on practice capped off with the opportunity to catch and land your first fish on a fly. This is a great way to “get your feet wet” in the sport of fly fishing without having to make a huge investment in gear.

Plan to arrive at the location (map and details provided) at 9:00 a.m. Topics covered will be basic equipment, knots and leaders, rigging, basic fishing technique, basic fly casting, basic entomology and fly selection and of course the fishing! You should plan on the day lasting until around 5:00 p.m. See the Calendar page of this website for scheduled schools.

This class is well worth the investment.

Prerequisites: None. This class is designed for complete beginners or someone just getting into fly fishing who wants to jump start their learning process.

Recommended Gear:

• 4, 5 or 6wt fly rod and reel & matching fly line.
• 9 foot 4X leader(s)
• Selection of tippet material 3X-5X (at least 4X)
• Fly floatant, split-shot, strike indicators.
• Fishing Vest (optional)
• Polarized sunglasses (Glasses are required for safety.)
• Line clipper/nipper
• Hemostats/Forceps
• Hat or cap
• A sampling of flies including nymphs, dried flies and streamers.
• Pen/Pencil & Note Paper
• Folding Camp chair

Additional Information

This is a school targeted towards education and not a fishing trip. If you don't have exactly everything, it won't ruin your day. No waders are required and it is recommended that you pack a lunch.

*Minimum Age: 12 years. Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian - who is also attending the class or if not attending a $50.00 club fee must be paid. Always happy to discuss and work with folks though as the youngsters are very important to us! Give us a call if any questions.

Sunnybrook Trout Club
1104 Fremont Ave, Sandusky, Ohio
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