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Fly Fishing for Beginners by the hour, half-day, full-day or longer.

The best way to learn to fly fish is with a professional instructor at your
shoulder. Getting the correct tuition from the beginning is paramount to success and short-cuts the learning process by years.

Instruction is both informal and practicalA great instructor will be able to tailor the information for each individual, ensuring that the learning process is both fun and successful. From the basic themes and rules through to the most minute of details obtained through thousands of hours spent on the water, our instructors are skilled at interpreting the needs of different clients andtailoring the tuition to suit.

Here at GVFFC we have been teaching fly fishing full-time since 1994. During this time we have refined the process and offer what we believe is Australia's best fly fishing teaching service. We have a full time staff of five instructors, all of whom are Members of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association of Australia.

The most popular options for beginner fly fishers are our half and full day sessions. These are available on any day and at any time. This flexibility allows our clients to fit sessions into busy schedules imposed by either work or family.

The tuition is usually conducted at a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 upon arrangement. Larger groups i.e. private workshops can also be arranged. It should be noted though that if you book a session on your own, you will be instructed 1:1, having the full attention of the instructor. That is we will not pair you up with someone else.

A half or full day beginner session will typically cover the following things:learn which fly to use and catch more fish

  • Gear overview
  • Knots
  • Casting instruction
  • Line management
  • Entomology
  • Fly selection
  • Trout behavior
  • Streamcraft
  • Reading water - lakes and rivers
  • Stalking fish
  • Fishing blind
  • Casting to fish
  • Releasing fish

Our beginner sessions are designed to get you fishing and learning the fundamentals as quickly as possible. Hence there is no classroom atmosphere, note taking or lectures. While we will provide you with the most important notes to take home with you, the session is structured around developing practical skills and working outside on the water.

Beginners need only a hat, pair of sunglasses and appropriate clothing for the day’s weather. Instruction is both informal and practicalEverything else is provided by us so that you can first find out whether fly fishing is for you. If you have your own gear that is great and we suggest you use it, but otherwise we provide everything that is required. We even have good qualityyet inexpensive beginner’s combos(including rod, reels, line, leader and fly) for sale in the shop. That way if you do enjoy it and wish to purchase the sort of gear you learned with, you can do so at the completion of the session and be ready to fish.

Fly fishing is a wonderful activity that gets you out on pristine mountain rivers and may even take you around the world to some of the most beautiful places on earth. We have taught thousands of people to fly fish since starting this business in 1994 and we can help you as well. 


To book or for more information phone us on Free Call 1800 458 111



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