Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fly Fishing Lessons in New Hampshire: Beginner Level Family Fun

I have a feeling that what we offer to our community is unique, better than good and very special.  


I have not checked my facts, but I believe that I am the only licensed New Hampshire fishing guide that runs an organization based upon a not-for-profit, donation only, model.  I specifically chose this model because I did not want our services to be directed by the need to make a financial profit. In other words, by eliminating the need for profit, FCFF can focus 100% our time on what is best for the student/customer.  


The combination of innovation and advance educational techniques makes our programs better than good. By combining various teaching tools, along with our carefully designed casting stations, our outcomes (i.e. student comprehension and performance) is simply amazing. 


We provide a fun filled learning experience that is ideal for individuals and small groups.  Don't believe us...take a look at the photos below.

Mom, Dad, Daughter and Grandfather.  It's a great honor to teach families. 
We limit all casting classes to 4 people.  Why?  It is our opinion that teaching more than 4 people per class, inhibits the educational teaching and learning experience. 
Skills and Drills.  Our beginner casting class typically run 2-3 hours in length = plenty of time to spend with each student.
We have several casting stations and plenty of tools to experiment with.  For example, mom and daughter are using our micro-practice rods
Another casting station that offers an angler to work on specific techniques.
We love teaching families because we get to share moments like this!

If you are interested in learning more about our services...

E.I. Fly™1X:  Beginner Level (Basic Casting On-Land Only)

This beginner class is designed for those who have a general curiosity about fly-fishing and who say, “I would love to learn how to fly fish, but I don’t have the time or gear to learn."  To get you started, we review rod set-up/balance, casting theory-instruction, and casting drills & skills.

The E.I. Fly™1X class is easily accessible and can be taught in a variety of locations. For Example: work, home, and local park's.  Students are given the rare opportunity to cast the ECHO micro practice rod and fast and medium action fly rods. By offering this unique combination of casting instruction and use of top brand equipment, our students’ fly fishing skill and intelligence improves immediately. Note: instruction is on land and we are not actively trying to catch fish.

E.I. Fly™2X:  Intermediate Level (Casting on Water)

E.I. Fly™2X Private Casting Pond.  We do not use hooks/flies during this class; only yarn at the end of your leader.

This course is offered to those who have either completed the E.I. Fly™1X class, or have limited prior casting experience.  At our private casting pond, we will begin to combine basic fundamentals with more advance techniques and styles of casting (these advanced casting techniques can only be taught on water). At the end of the class you will have a firm understanding of how to do the following cast's: roll, steeple, reach, serpentine, water haul, parachute, pile, tuck, false, vertical, horizontal, hauling, oval, flop, bow-arrow, and more.    

E.I. Fly™3X: Intermediate Level (Casting-Fishing on Water)

In the E.I. Fly™3X class, the type and size of the fish does not matter.  The goal? Before we get you 'in' a river, we simply want you to become more familiar with 'actively' targeting and catching fish.

You have completed both the  E.I. Fly™1X and 2X courses.  You are now consider 'dangerous' (meaning you can cast and you are ready to catch and land a fish.  Combining the skills you learned in our 1X and 2X classes, and at our private casting pond, we will now walk you through the mental and physical process of targeting and catching fish.  For example, we will focus on fly selection, leader/tippet length, casting technique, fly presentation, line management, setting the hook, fighting the fish, proper catch-n-release techniques and much more. 

E.I. Fly™4X: Advance Level (In the Water-River)

E.I. Fly™4X

This is the highest level of instruction and guiding…be prepared to catch fish!

The E.I. Fly™4X course has been designed for students who have completed E.I. Fly™1X, 2X and 3X; or any 'advance' fly fisherman desiring 1:1 on-water instruction and/or guiding. Whether you are a student or a sport (advance fly fisherman), you will find yourself on technical water (river) experiencing a variety of fly fishing techniques…. all designed to build your fly fishing confidence and skill. If you are a student, by days end, you will be able to start fishing on your own.

E.I. Fly™5X Fly Tying: Beginner Level

There are thousands of flies to tie and hundreds of equipment options to chose from.
Where do you start?  We believe you should keep it simple and focus on the basic fundamentals of fly tying. Once you master the basic 'fundamentals' you'll be able to tie any fly in the world!  If you sign-up for a series of lessons, you will learn how to tie a set of 'time tested' flies that are guaranteed to catch fish.  All equipment and materials are provided. 

FCFF provides all the equipment and supplies

Please feel free to contact FCFF to set up your next fly fishing lesson.  Thanks for reading.