Fly Fishing Lessons, Tuition, Courses – Midlands Fly Fishing
Want to start fly fishing, advance your skills and catch more fish? Professional, fly fishing lessons & courses with Federation of Fly Fishers Instructor Steve Yeomans are the answer! Fun, relaxed and informative, our fly fishing tuition is designed to help you achieve!
We provide a range of tuition options to suit your needs and availability: –
- 1-to-1 or group fly fishing lessons, just for you
- Join one of our beginners fly fishing courses
- Fly Casting Lessons
Lessons are available 7 days per week, all year. Any equipment you require is provided at no extra charge.
All lessons take place at picturesque Midlands and Cotswold locations, easily accessed from the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. The major cities of Birmingham Manchester, London, Oxford, Cheltenham and Gloucester are within one hour’s drive time.
Find out more about Midlands Fly Fishing here. Scroll this page for details of our fly fishing lessons.
Beginners Fly Fishing Course & Lessons
The aim of our beginners fly fishing course is simple, help you learn to fly fish! Join a small group of like minded people who want to learn how to go fly fishing confidently and catch trout on fly. Your itinerary includes: –
- Equipment – what you need, how to set up & what flies to use
- Core fly casting techniques
- Watercraft – where & when to fish
- Effective fishing techniques to get you started
2015 course dates:
- May 9th (FULL), 10th (FULL), 16th (FULL) & 17th (FULL)
- June 13th (2 places) & 14th (2 places)
- September 19th (FULL), 20th (FULL), 26th & 27th
- October 3rd, 4th, 17th & 18th
Fly fishing lessons for individuals and groups are available daily throughout the year. See further information below for stillwater and river lessons.
Courses run 9.30am to 4.30pm at Loynton Trout Fisheries, located on the county borders of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Price is £75 per person. This includes fishing fees, equipment, tuition, reference notes, and the opportunity to take a fish home for supper if you wish. Add a copy of our “INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING” for just £20 (£95 total) and ensure you remember everything from the course!
An awesome introduction to fly fishing! Thanks again Steve.
Stillwater Fly Fishing Lessons
Personalised stillwater fly fishing lessons designed for you, are available all year.
For beginners, your itinerary is based around our fly fishing course information above. The key difference being you enjoy the benefit of 1-2-1 tuition and a lesson tailored specifically for you or your group.
For fly fishers with more experience, we help you improve your existing skills and learn techniques new to you! Some popular lesson topics with our clients are: –
- Equipment review & casting skills.
- Deciding where to fish and what fly to use.
- Learn new techniques, e.g. boat fishing, stalking, sinking lines,etc.
- Targeting species other than trout, e.g. pike fly fishing, carp on fly.
Location – Loynton Trout Fisheries, Staffordshire/Shropshire. Price – Full day £150, half day £100. Additional people £75 per person.
Location – Bushyleaze Trout Fishery, Gloucestershire. Price – Full day £200. Additional people £100 per person.
I cannot recommend Midlands Fly Fishing highly enough. I had a great lesson, learnt loads and can’t wait to get back to the waters edge. Many thanks.
— John Wheeler
River Fly Fishing Lessons
River fly fishing requires a different skill set to stillwaters. So it makes sense to book a fly fishing lesson whether you are fishing a river for the first time or you want to catch more fish. An example itinerary would be: –
- Fly casting skills for rivers
- Watercraft: – locating trout in a river
- Entomology: – What trout are eating & what fly to use
- Latest dry/wet fly and nymph fishing techniques to help you fish better & catch more
Location – River Wye, Derbyshire Peak District. Price – Full day £200. Additional people £100 per person. Season – April 1st to October 8th.
Location – River Coln, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. Price – Full day £250. Additional people £100 per person. Season – April 1st to September 30th.
Steve, Thanks for an excellent day on the Wye yesterday. It was one of the most enjoyable days fishing I have had. It is a stunning location, I caught some great fish and most importantly I learned a lot about river craft and fly fishing technique under your guidance.
— Richard Bishop
Fly Casting Lessons
Not able to reach the fish? Keep getting tangles when casting? Cast landing heavily on the water? Casting inconsistent? These are common issues we help clients correct and more every day!
Good fly casting skills are a key aspect in presenting your fly well, helping you fish efficiently, effectively and enjoyably. Casting lessons are perfect for learning new casts or brushing up your casting skills. Tuition is available for all freshwater & saltwater fly fishing techniques including:
- Overhead fly cast
- Handling strong winds & big flies
- Single and double haul techniques
- Roll & Spey casting techniques
- Advanced presentation casts for river & lake
Price per hour £30 for 1 person, additional people charged at £10 per hour. Available locations are Loynton Trout Fisheries, located on the county borders of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Tuition is available all year!
I’m casting further, with less effort, thanks to Steve!