Ah, fly fishing. The peaceful art of standing in the middle of a stream with nothing but the sound of the water rushing around you and the occasional plop of a fish jumping out of the water. It’s a sport that’s been around for centuries, and it is just as charming as you can imagine.
Fly fishing is a unique kind of fishing because you aren’t just throwing a line in the water with a hook and some smelly bait on the end, waiting for a fish to swallow it. Instead, you’re carefully mimicking the natural movement of the insects and fish that fish feed on. It takes a lot of practice and skill to get it just right, but once you do, it’s like magic.
The Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene, Oregon is a great place to ignite your passion. We offer a Beginner’s Fly Fishing class where you can learn the basics of knot tying and casting, including a roll cast, a pick up and lay down, and an overhead cast, the combination of which is enough to get you started on the right track. We also offer guided trips from boats to help you catch a dozen or more fish in one day. Plus, the guides will tell you what to use and even rig your fly rods up for you to be the most productive.
Between the beginner’s lesson and the guided trip, though, there isn’t much to fill the gap. Insert our Intermediate Fly Fishing Course. We want to teach you how to fish more effectively on your own, the Intermediate Fly Fishing Lesson to helps fill this gap. The Intermediate lesson will be held out at a spot on the river where we will start by covering advanced leader setups and rigs. For example, we will discuss how to tie and effectively cast a dry fly, a dry-dropper, and an indicator rig with various techniques. This intermediate lesson will also help to hone your basic casts in a more active section of water, then it will cover advanced techniques like water-loading, line management, and more. Throughout this lesson, we will also discuss how to approach different types of water, and how to read currents in order to locate fish. This type of class is a lot of fun and provides the capacity to thrive by preventing years of bad habits right from the start. We are getting into the best time of the year to fly fish, so let’s get out there!
Call the Caddis Fly Angling Shop at 541-342-7005 to book! Three hour Intermediate Lessons will be $300 for 1 or 2 people. Flies, leaders, waders, rods and reels can be included for those who do not have their own, but feel free to bring what you have.