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Adventure East, Fly Fishing

May 16

This course is for beginning anglers who want to learn how to fly fish for trout. The basic equipment needs will be reviewed and used in conjunction with basic ecological concepts to help you identify what to use and where to use it. The first two classes consist of a presentation of streams, species, and insects. We will then review gear, tools, flies, and some basic knots. The second class, we will continue to practice our knots and begin some casting on grass without flies to learn how to handle the rod and line. After the concepts and tactics are reviewed, we will have three days on the Deerfield River. We will suit up and get on the river to see if we can catch some fish. Guides will join us to give more personal attention to students as we wade into the Deerfield River and begin catching our first fish.

Price:$295 full series

Age:16 and upF

itness Level:All

Skill Level:Beginner


Instructional course

Guided wading

Gear rental – additional fee


Backpack for personal items

Plenty of water and snacks

Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)


About your instructor:
John “Burnsie” Burns, is the President of the Taconic Chapter of Trout Unlimited and has fished most of his life. He is also a rare plants botanist with an environmental consultancy. John has a wealth of knowledge and is a delight to pass some time with outdoors. We are sure you will enjoy the course and improve your fly-fishing technique.

Sunderland Public Library

This casting course lays the foundation for our series.

May 16
May 25

Deerfield River

We will wade into the Deerfield River and begin catching our first fish.

June 1
June 8
June 15