New York City Fishing Lessons


Whether you?re a beginner, intermediate or looking to become a casting instructor we have a class for you! One of the oldest Fly Fishing Schools in this country and has taught hundreds of students from novices to pros how to improve their technique and understanding of fly fishing. Whether you're just starting or are looking to take your casting to the next level, the School of Fly Fishing is a great investment in your future enjoyment of the sport. School of Fly Fishing is located in the Catskills, the birthplace of dry-fly fishing in America, on its best known river, the Beaverkill. The School's 100 acres in the upper Beaverkill Valley is a beautiful setting of forest, meadow, and ponds. Our school building was especially designed to meet our teaching requirements. An adjoining private stretch of the Beaverkill is used to teach wading, streamcraft, and obstacle casting. Students with extra time may enjoy fishing the Delaware's main stem, plus the East and West branches, as well as the trout-rich no-kill stretches of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.We ask our students who own waders to bring them for the stream session. It is not necessary to buy them in order to come to class, however, as we have several pairs available. If you would like to bring your own rods, reels, etc., you are free to do so. But do not buy new equipment just to come to class, as we will provide it. On Sunday afternoon, you'll get to try all the rods we have at our "rod testing session." This way, you'll have a better dea of what to buy when you are ready to purchase new, or first-time gear. We also have some of our teaching aids and books available at our School Store. Students must make their own reservations for accommodations. Bring with you the Fly Casting Techniques book thatyou already own. The school will also provide a picniclunch on days 2 and 3. Class begins the first day at 2pmand 9am on the following two days. There will be a breakfor a picnic lunch and the school will end at 5:30-6:00pm each day. Your evenings will be free for dinner on your own or with a group at "local" restaurants. Our instructors love what they do and will help you to attain your personal goals.
Essential Information This is our all-encompassing three day trout course, good for beginners and experienced trout fishermen alike. In addition to the theory and practice of casting* on ponds and in the river, you'll learn about stream entomology, fishing knots, reading water, tackle know-how, fly selection, approach and presentation, wading, playing, landing and releasing fish.
Participants The instructor-to-student ratio is 1-to-4.
Location Conveniently located 3 miles upriver from Lew Beach, NY and 2-1/2 hours (120 miles) by car from New York City. It is 75 miles from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y. and 13 miles from Livingston Manor.
Duration This fully immersive class is three days of complete fly fishing learning from some of te best in the business!
Weather Dependency Fishing proceeds rain or shine, however, should there be extreme weather conditions your scheduled time may be adjusted to accomodate.
What to Wear Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes as well as weather appropriate outerwear. You will get wet!
Guests This activity is not available for nonpaying guests
Weight Limit None, however, must be fit enough to wade through water and have the ability to swim for safety reasons.
Age Limit We suggest that children are at least 10 years old, and have their own interest in fly fishing. Due to the intensity of the course, it is not recommended for younger children.

7 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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