Our Fly Fishing School
Here at the FBO’s Fly-fishing School, we offer Fly-fishing classes for everyone! Beginners have the opportunity to get their feet wet and learn the basics of fly angling, while intermediate anglers can hone their skills or learn new techniques on the water with experienced guides who love to teach.
Introduction to Fly Fishing
5 Hour Class COST: $155
This class will get you started on the water. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registration is required.
Each class will cover:
- Tackle introduction, fly rods, reels, line, leader and “tippet.”
- Knots you need to know
- A basic introduction to aquatic insects
- How to select flies to “match the hatch”
- Reading water
- Hands on Casting
Streamer Fishing Clinic
3 Hour Class COST: $125
It’s a proven biological fact that as trout get larger, they become increasingly piscivorous. This class focuses on how to trigger a big trout predatory instincts, by swinging, stripping and dead-drifting streamer flies. The class covers tackle choices, casting big flies, retrieval methods, and building a streamer selection to cover local baitfish species. This class will be held on the Chattahoochee River Delayed Harvest. Fall through Spring we will focus on trout -Spring through Summer we will focus on Shoal Bass and Stripers. Class is by appointment.
Advanced Mending Class
3 Hour Class COST: $125
The difference between an average trout fisherman and a great one is their ability to mend line well. This class focuses on how to mend, or manipulate, your fly line on the water in order to get better drag-free drifts and catch more fish. We’ll learn the basic upstream and downstream mend, reach cast, stack mend, and mending out line on a downstream drift. We’ll also cover ways to improve your flyline’s mending abilities. The class will be held on the Chattahoochee River Delayed Harvest Section. Class is by appointment.
All Day School For Beginners
8 Hour class COST: $250
In this all day school we combine our four-hour class with a half-day of stream fishing, giving students the ability to apply their new found angling skills to real-life fishing situations. Class is held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration is required. Students will learn:
- Rigging up for a day on the water, including basic knot-tying, leader set-up
- Casting, including roll cast, overhead cast, false casting, water loading
- How to fish a dry fly, nymph and a streamer
- How to read a stream, picking out the most likely places fish will hold and feed.
- How to hook, play and land fish
Introduction to Fly Tying
3 Hour Class COST: $90.00/$125 Equipment Use
Introduction to fly tying is a 2-week class held once a week. Fly Box Outfitters offers you the option of bringing your own equipment or using ours. Equipment selection and usage, material types and quality, and the different types of flies are taught in addition to actual hands-on fly tying. The class is held over 2 weeks to allow students to practice tying outside of class and to identify problem areas prior to the next class. Students learn to tie 5 basic fly patterns to get them started. Class is held on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Registration is required.
Contact us or visit our fishing store in Kennesaw, Georgia, for outdoor gear and schools about fly fishing, fly tying and casting!