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If you have never touched a fly rod before, or if you have some experience but want to learn more about fly fishing, this class is for you.  The class is informal, fun and class size is limited to 8.  We will have both classroom and On-stream instruction.  No equipment is needed.

Classes are held on four Saturday Mornings at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and are co-sponsored by the Westchester County Parks.  The location is perfect since we can move straight from the classroom to the stream.

We cover all the basics of fly fishing in a personal way that is hard to get from books or youtube videos.  Click the link below for a full class description.


Fly Fishing Class
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The first English language reference to fly tying dates to 1486 although the modern era dates to the early 1800’s. Why learn to tie? It’s easy enough to buy flies at a local fly shop. First, fly tying is part of our sport’s tradition. It’s also a thrill to catch wily trout on flies you tied. Tying can also give you an advantage over the flies being sold at the local fly shop.


You don’t need any tools to get started. During the first class we’ll take an in depth look at tools and materials and make recommendations that will keep you happy over the long haul. We have some loaner equipment, too.

Every week our instructors will take you, step by step, through new patterns. They will start every pattern with a video that shows you how to tie the pattern. They then work with you as you tie the pattern. We supply all of the materials you need, too. At the end of each class you will receive written instructions so you can practice at home.

Every pattern we tie is selected for two reasons. First, we cover the basics. You will tie the tried and true patterns. Second, we concentrate on techniques that let you move beyond the basics so that you will be able to successfully tie on your own.  Click below for more information.

Fly Tying Class

New Stream Guide Published

The new, expanded, and completely revised Fly Fishing Guide to the Croton Watershed is now available.  The new guide has color maps and illustrations and much new content.  The maps in the guide are based on Google Maps so you can view locations and directions referenced in the guide on your mobile phone.  The Guide is available at local fly shops or buy it here online.  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.  The price is $25.00.

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Fly Tying Patterns

Our Fly Tying instructor, Bob Wesolowski has put some of his patterns online for you to follow.  Here is the link.

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