Jim and Gerry run an excellent fly fishing school that I would highly recommend to anyone!! The whole operation is organized, professional and thoughtful.
I had been wanting to learn how to fly fish for quite sometime, but an L.L. Bean or Orvis trip seemed a bit contrived and high-pressure. I found Northeast Fly Fishing School from a simple Google search. I watched Gerry's YouTube videos of their previous classes, and could tell they would be a good fit for a beginner.
As a woman, I was nervous that I would be an outsider in the class, but Jim and Gerry made my friend and I feel welcome. They are extremely patient and effective instructors -- whether in the classroom or on the river.
The classroom portion on day 1 gives you a solid knowledge base about the sport, equipment, flies, and knot-tying. The afternoon of day 1 you learn how to cast in small groups with plenty of time for individual instruction. Day 2 is the best! Jim and Gerry have all the gear ready, and you head out to the river to try the casting techniques you learned the previous day... and hopefully get a strike!
This was an excellent experience from start to finish. As a matter of fact, my friend and I are planning to go on another fly fishing adventure in the Spring with Jim and Gerry as guides!
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