Why learn fly fishing? Well, it’s fun! And it’s so much more than just a sport.
Fly fishing is all about being in the moment, about being focused in place. It’s about being fully alive in the natural world. Fly fishing fully engages you in the real world with all of your senses and your mind as few other outdoor activities can.
Guided trips can be a wonderful introduction to fly fishing and the world of the river and we encourage you to go out with a guide who can show you the river better than most.
At the same time the goal of a traditional guide trip is to catch fish, not in-depth instruction. Our ultimate goal is to give you the learning and experience that will let you catch fish no matter where you might be on a river, with or without a guide.
When you learn the practice of fly fishing you will be able to put the right fly in the right place at the right time on your own. Catching that fish solely through your own skill and knowledge is the greatest reward this sport can give. Nothing makes one feel more alive than that first strike, the struggle, the landing and then the careful, grateful release of a trout in a clear mountain stream.
“Let us wade right in and keep fishing where we are, with our fingertips touching the trembling line. It is just in the moment of the leap we both feel and see, when the trout is instantly born, entire, from the flowing river, that reality is knowingly defined.”
– Henry Bugbee, “The Inward Morning”