FLY FISHING FOR BEGINNERS:
COMPLETE ONLINE COURSE

OVERVIEW

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS COURSE

Getting into fly fishing as a beginner can be a daunting task. Questions like "What equipment do I need to buy to get into fly fishing?" or "Where do I even go to start to learn fly fishing?" are common and we'll help to boil this down into the clearest terms possible to get you fly fishing as quickly as possible. 

We recommend you watch each video closely, watch them in order and take some notes. We stock all of the mentioned products on our website and our retail store, so we'll list those below. If you have any questions feel free to send us a message

  GET YOUR GEAR: In addition to the beginner fly fishing gear listed below the videos, you can also use the menu above to find any other fly fishing or fly tying gear you'll need.

PART 1: BASIC OVERVIEW OF FLY FISHING

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET STARTED

  • BASIC GEAR OVERVIEW
  • HOW FLY CASTING DIFFERS
  • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

PART 2: BASICS OF FLY RODS & FLY REELS

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A ROD OR REEL

  • WHAT A FLY ROD AND FLY REEL DO FOR YOU
  • COST VS VALUE
  • WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU?

PART 3: UNDERSTANDING FLY LINES, LEADERS & TIPPET

DON'T OVERLOOK THESE KEY COMPONENTS OF YOUR SETUP

  • WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FLY LINE
  • WHAT LEADERS DO
  • DO I REALLY NEED TIPPET?

PART 4: FAST TRACK YOUR STARTING POINT

OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION TO GET STARTED

  • FLY FISHING KITS
  • SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
  • BASIC HOW-TO

PART 5: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

ON-THE-WATER LESSON SEEING HOW IT ALL WORKS

  • EASIEST APPROACH ON THE WATER
  • BASIC STREAM STRATEGIES
  • CATCHING YOUR FIRST FISH

BASIC CASTING

LEARN AND PRACTICE

BEGINNER FLY FISHING GEAR

STEP #1: PICK ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ROD KITS

Echo Lift Kit
Echo Lift Kit

Echo Lift Kit

$189.99
Orvis Encounter Outfit With Rod Tube
Orvis Encounter Outfit With Rod Tube

Orvis Encounter Outfit With Rod Tube

$169.00
Sage Foundation Outfit
Sage Foundation Outfit

Sage Foundation Outfit

$695.00
Orvis Clearwater 9' 0
Orvis Clearwater 9' 0

Orvis Clearwater 9' 0" 5 Wt Outfit with Rod & Reel Case

$398.00

STEP #2: PICK SOME ACCESSORIES

Loon Rogue Zinger
Loon Rogue Zinger

Loon Rogue Zinger

$14.00
Loon Classic Nippers
Loon Classic Nippers

Loon Classic Nippers

$8.00
Loon Essentials Kit
Loon Essentials Kit

Loon Essentials Kit

$37.00
Dr. Slick Satin Offset Nipper With File
Dr. Slick Satin Offset Nipper With File

Dr. Slick Satin Offset Nipper With File

$15.00
Anglers Accessories Clip-On Retractor 16
Anglers Accessories Clip-On Retractor 16

Anglers Accessories Clip-On Retractor 16"

$6.00
Anglers Accessories Fisherman's Nipper - Black
Anglers Accessories Fisherman's Nipper - Black

Anglers Accessories Fisherman's Nipper - Black

$5.00
Umpqua River Grip 6 in. Scissor Clamp - Green
Umpqua River Grip 6 in. Scissor Clamp - Green

Umpqua River Grip 6 in. Scissor Clamp - Green

$16.99
Umpqua River Grip 6 in. Scissor Clamp - Open Loop - Black
Umpqua River Grip 6 in. Scissor Clamp - Open Loop - Black

Umpqua River Grip 6 in. Scissor Clamp - Open Loop - Black

$16.99

STEP #3: PICK A FEW FLIES AND TERMINAL TACKLE

Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack
Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack
Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack
Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack
Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack
Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack

Air-lock Strike Indicators - Foam - 3 Pack

$7.99
Fulling Mill Masterclass Fluorocarbon Tippet
Fulling Mill Masterclass Fluorocarbon Tippet

Fulling Mill Masterclass Fluorocarbon Tippet

$19.99
Umpqua Perform X Trout Nylon Tippet
Umpqua Perform X Trout Nylon Tippet

Umpqua Perform X Trout Nylon Tippet

$6.99
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack

Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack

$9.90
Dinsmore Super Soft Split Shot Lead
Dinsmore Super Soft Split Shot Lead

Dinsmore Super Soft Split Shot Lead

$4.95
Egan's Frenchie
Egan's Frenchie

Egan's Frenchie

$2.75
Umpqua Phantom X Fluorocarbon Tippet
Umpqua Phantom X Fluorocarbon Tippet

Umpqua Phantom X Fluorocarbon Tippet

$20.00
Umpqua Perform X Trout Leader 9'
Umpqua Perform X Trout Leader 9'

Umpqua Perform X Trout Leader 9'

$6.99
Fulling Mill Masterclass Nylon Tippet
Fulling Mill Masterclass Nylon Tippet

Fulling Mill Masterclass Nylon Tippet

$9.99
Parachute Adams
Parachute Adams

Parachute Adams

$2.25
Egan's Rainbow Warrior - Pearl
Egan's Rainbow Warrior - Pearl

Egan's Rainbow Warrior - Pearl

$2.25
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack - Red/White
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack - Red/White
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack - Red/White
Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack - Red/White

Oros Strike Indicator - 3 Pack - Red/White

$9.90

KNOW YOUR KNOTS

HERE ARE THE BARE MININUM KNOTS TO GET STARTED

  • CLINCH KNOT (TO TIE THE FLY ON)
  • TRIPLE SURGEON'S KNOT (LEADER TO TIPPET)
  • BLOOD KNOT (OPTIONAL)

STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ONLINE COURSES

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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EURO NYMPHING COURSE

Learn the basics of Euro style nymphing with Lance Egan. He'll review gear, flies and a number of techniques to get you started in this very effective way to catch more trout. 



COMING SOON

FLY TYING FOR BEGINNERS COURSE

If you're interested in learning to tie flies, we've put together a totally free and very complete fly tying online course. You'll learn what vise and tools to buy as well as a number of step-by-step video tutorials walking you through basic to advance fly tying techniques.

COMING SOON