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Schools & Workshops

First Cast Fly Shop - Learn to Fly Fish

It’s been a busy week as I have three courses for The First Cast Fly Shop in Guelph. We run the course on the brown trout section of the Grand River between Belwood Lake and Fergus.

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Corporate Fly Fishing Event

Ray at First Cast Fly Shop arranged for a corporate event to be held n a private stretch of the upper Credit River. We had eight real estate guys out to try their hands at fly fishing. Unfortunately the river was high, dirty and blown, but we managed anyway. Everyone got a chance to try a fly rod, see what it is all about and get an appreciation of the sport.
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Spey Casting Course in Guelph

On April 18th, we ran a Spey casting school organized by Ray at The First Cast Fly Shop in Guelph. Both the weather and the river were perfect for casting lessons and everyone progressed very well. Read More...

Hydrodynamics of the Swung Fly

Do you know what your fly is doing when you're not looking? Short of swimming after it, is there any way we can cast and swing our fly with reasonable confidence that it is doing what we hoped?

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