Fly Fishing University

Fly Fishing 101

If you always wanted to learn how to fly fish we offer a great way to get started.
You’ll spend a half day with one of our fly fishing instructors on a drift boat trip on the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. We’ll teach you how to cast, where fish hold, about river entomology, and how to choose the right flies.
Bring your own gear or we’ll provide everything.
Half day trips begin at 7:00 am or 1:00 pm. You’ll meet your guide/instructor at the fly shop then head to the river.
There is no better way to learn the Art of Fly Fishing than from a drift boat on a gorgeous river with a great instructor.
Cost: $300.00 for one or two anglers.

Make it a full day for $450.00. We’ll have a cookout on the river and you’ll get to use your new skills all afternoon while running the entire river.

Makes a wonderful gift that lasts a lifetime.

A 50% deposit is required to book a trip. The balance is due the day of your trip.

Fishing license not included. If you need one it can be purchased at the shop the day of your trip.


Nymphing 101

Has nymph fishing always been a mystery to you?
Have you given it a try and haven’t caught much yet?
Our Nymphing 101 course will change all that. All of our guides are accomplished nymph fishing instructors. They’ll walk you through every aspect of the game. You will learn how to properly assemble a nymphing rig using strike indicators and dropper flies. They’ll teach you how to make adjustments according to water depth and velocity. Most importantly you’ll learn how to read water where fish are most likely found and feeding on nymphs.
There is a science behind successful nymphing and we will unlock the mysteries that have kept you from getting in on the action.
90% of a fish’s food comes from below the surface of the water. Learning how to properly nymph fish will make you a more productive angler. You’ll experience a whole new dimension.
Nymphing 101 is a half day of nymph fishing, with one of our guides, from his drift boat on the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. Bring your gear or we’ll provide everything you will need.
Trips begin at 7:00 am or 1:00 pm.
You’ll meet your guide/instructor at the fly shop then head to the river.
Cost: $300.00 for one or two people.

A 50% deposit is required to book a trip. The balance is due the day of your trip.

Fishing license not included. If you need one it can be purchased the day of your trip.


Advanced 202

Refine Your Techniques

Have you been fly fishing for a few years?

Do you know how to get the fly out there but haven’t been able to put it all together and consistently find and catch many fish.

You need to spend a day with one of our career guides and tap into their extensive knowledge of the sport. Every one of our guides has a passion for teaching that goes way beyond just fishing. They’ll work with you on every aspect of the game. They’ll teach you how to accomplish a perfect drag free drift, read the currents, and when to mend line in a way that makes it all possible. There are many little tricks successful anglers use to fool finicky fish and your guide has lots up his sleeve, most he formulated himself.

There is a world beneath the surface of the water as complex as the world above. A great guide can make real sense of it all. He’ll show you different techniques you should be using and when, what the aquatic life means to the fish, or how water temperatures and levels affect fish and where they hold during different conditions.

Ask your guide about any aspect of the sport where you need improvements, he’ll have answers and offer his help.

Take a peek at all the unsolicited emails from our customers on our “Testimonials” page. We have many, very happy patrons.

Our Advanced 202: Refine You’re Techniques course is a full day of drift boat fishing and instruction, with one of our highly qualified guides, on either the East Outlet of the Kennebec or the West Branch of the Penobscot. Bring whatever gear you have and your guide will bring the rest.
Trips begin at the fly shop at 7:00 am and include transportation, a great shore lunch and any gear needed.

Cost : $450.00 for one or two people.

We require a 50% deposit to book a trip. The balance is due the day of the trip.
*Fishing licenses are not included. If you need one it can be purchased at the shop the morning of your trip.

One of our customer’s comments after a trip:

I have never had a better fly-fishing trip than the time we spent on the river on the 16th. You have the patience of Job. I probably learned enough from you to get a master’s degree in fly-fishing if I could only remember 10% of what you taught me. What an exciting adventure. I am already planning another trip back next year and I only got home this morning at 1:30 am.

Thanks again,
Bill Bilenky
Inverness, Florida