Our 1-Day and 2-Day Fly Fishing Schools are designed with the beginner in mind! These schools offer a comprehensive approach to get you started the in the sport of fly fishing. A combination of classroom learning and activities along with hands-on casting, rigging and fishing is offered in each school.You will come away armed with the knowledge needed to get out and into your own adventures on the water.

 

No equipment or experience is necessary. Midwest Fly Fishing Schools will provide everything needed for your adventure. Learning Fly Fishing has never been easier!

 

Please check the Calendar page of this site for upcoming dates and to register. Please give the folks at Mad River Outfitters a call if you have any questions whatsoever.......888-451-0363.

 

 

1-Day Schools


Spend a day learning the basics of fly fishing. These schools are a combination of informal classroom and hands-on practice capped off with the opportunity to catch and land your first fish on a fly. This is a great way to “get your feet wet” in the sport of fly fishing. 

Plan to arrive at the location (map and details provided) at 9:00 a.m. Topics covered will be basic equipment, knots and leaders, rigging, basic fishing technique, basic fly casting, basic entomology and fly selection and of course the fishing! You should plan on the day lasting until around 5:00 p.m. 


Cost: $225.00 per student. Includes professional instruction, class information packet, gear & fishing.
 
Upon completetion of the day students will also receive a coupon packet good for significant discounts and special offers at Mad River Outfitters and/or www.madriveroutfitters.com should you decide to purchase some gear.

Pre-Requisites: None. This class is designed for complete beginners or someone just getting into fly fishing who wants to jump start their learning process.
 
 
Recomended Gear: None. We have you covered!
 
Please see the "Calendar" page of this website for dates of upcoming schools.

 

2-Day Schools

 

Immerse yourself in the world of fly fishing! These 2-day fly fishing schools will be held at Sunnybrook Trout Club near Sandusky, Ohio. Centrally located for students from Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati! 

 

Day 1
* Introduction to Fly Fishing
* Rods, reels and lines seminar
* Fly Casting Part 1
* Lunch (included)
* Knots and Leaders I
* Fly Casting Part II and Video

* Hooking and Landing Fish
* Basic Equipment Seminar

 

Day 2

* Understanding Fish

* Basic Entomology and Fly Selection

* Casting Video Review

* Fly Casting Part III
* Lunch (included)
* Rigging and Approach seminar

* Reading Water
* Fishing!

 

Included: All equipment necessary, class information packet, lunch on both days, professional instruction, fishing

 

Not included: morning and evening meals, lodging if needed

 

Cost: $450.00 per student. Includes instruction, gear, info packet and outline, lunch & fishing.
 
Upon completetion of the course students will also receive a coupon packet good for significant discounts and special offers at Mad River Outfitters and/or www.madriveroutfitters.com should you decide to purchase some gear.

Pre-Requisites: None. This class is designed for complete beginners or someone just getting into fly fishing who wants to jump start their learning process.
 
Recomended Gear: None. We have you covered!
 
Please see the "Calendar" page of this website for dates of upcoming schools.
 

 

* Fantastic fishing, lodging and dining available on these 2-day excursions. Lodging booked separately through Sunnybrook Trout Club. For more information please see www.sunnybrooktroutclub.com. A detailed information packet will be provided upon sign-up that should answer most questions on these arrangements.

 

 

2-Day Intermediate

 

These schools take over where our intro classes leave off. Take your skills to the next level! These 2-day intermediate fly fishing schools will be held at Sunnybrook Trout Club near Sandusky, Ohio. Centrally located for students from Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati! 

 

Day 1
* Intermediate Fly Fishing
* Gear for Specific Techniques
* Fly Casting Part I, II, III- Fly Cast Review
* Lunch (included)
* Knots and Leaders II
* Fly Casting Part IV- Advanced Casting Techniques and Video
* Fishing!!

 

Day 2
* Understanding Fish

* Advanced Entomology and Fly Selection

* Video Casting Review
* Lunch (included)
* Fly Casting Part V- More Advanced Casting Techniques

* Fly Fishing the Midest and Beyond
* Fishing!

 

Included: All equipment necessary, class information packet, lunch on both days, professional instruction, fishing

 

Not included: morning and evening meals, lodging if needed

 

Cost: $475.00 per student. Includes instruction, gear, info packet and outline, lunch & fishing.
 
Upon completetion of the course students will also receive a coupon packet good for significant discounts and special offers at Mad River Outfitters and/or www.madriveroutfitters.com should you decide to purchase some gear.

Pre-Requisites: Some experience and a basic understanding of the topics covered in our 1-Day and/or 2-Day Schools. This class is designed to take anglers from the beginner stage and introduce intermediate and advanced concepts and techniques.
 
Recomended Gear: None. We have you covered although at this stage you probably have some gear and you are welcome to bring it along.
 
Please see the "Calendar" page of this website for dates of upcoming schools.
 

 

* Fantastic fishing, lodging and dining available on these 2-day excursions. Lodging booked separately through Sunnybrook Trout Club. For more information please see www.sunnybrooktroutclub.com. A detailed information packet will be provided upon sign-up that should answer most questions on these arrangements.

 

 

Private Schools


Can't make our scheduled dates? No problem!
 
Our 1-Day Fly Fishing Schools are also available for "private bookings" based on your schedule and availability. We can set up a day for you or your group  and you will have an instructor or instructors all to yourselves. Private 1-day schools can be held at our location or yours! We are happy to take our show "on the road".

Cost: $425.00 per 1 student, $550.00 per 2 students and $100.00 per additional*- Includes professional instruction, class information packet, gear & fishing.
 
Upon completetion of the day students will also receive a coupon packet good for significant discounts and special offers at Mad River Outfitters and/or www.madriveroutfitters.com should you decide to purchase some gear.

Pre-Requisites: None. This class is designed for complete beginners or someone just getting into fly fishing who wants to jump start their learning process.
 
 
Recomended Gear: None. We have you covered!
 
Please contact us for availability on these Private 1-Day Fly Fishing Schools.
 
* additional travel expenses may apply if we come to you. 

 

 

Any questions on our 1 or 2 Day Fly Fishing Schools?
 
Please give a call to our home base at Mad River Outfitters
 
614-451-0363
 
They will be happy to help!
 

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