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1-Day Fly Fishing Schools

Learn the art of fly fishing at some amazing locations!

Group Size: up to 8 | Host: MRO/MWFFS/OFFG Staff
Cost: $325.00 per student | Location: Sunnybrook Trout Club (Sandusky) or Briarwood Sporting Club (Bellfontaine)

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. Scheduled dates are also listed below for online registration.

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

***All equipment can be provided if needed. Just let us know!

Recommended Gear (if you want to bring your own):

• 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 $75.00 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.

* Private School Bookings also available at Briarwood Sporting Club

Can't make our scheduled dates? We'd be happy to arrange a private school for your group of 1-4 students with one of our professional instructors. Simply give us a call at the shop to discuss and arrange.


1 Student- $595.00
2 Students- $695.00
3 Students- $795.00
4 Students- $895.00

Larger groups can be accommodated as well. Just give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss.