Two-Day Fly Fishing Academy

May 16th 2020 - May 17th 2020 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The focus of our two day school is to help the beginner and intermediate fly fisher gain a better understanding of the different facets of fly fishing. Each lesson will build on the previous lesson and help reinforce what you have learned. School Topics Include:

  • Tackle Basics (selecting the proper rod and gear for your needs)
  • Casting (from roll cast to aerial mending)
  • Knots
  • Basic Entomology and fly selection
  • Fly Fishing Strategies (Nymph Fishing, Dry Fly and Streamer Fishing)
  • Mending
  • Wading and Wading Safety
  • Reading Water (understanding where the fish live)
  • Hooking, Fighting and Landing Fish

The first day of the school, you will focus on instruction both in our classroom as well as on the Davidson River. On the second day, you will cover wading safety and stream navigation. Then the afternoon of the second day you will be joined by our guide staff for a half day guided fly fishing trip on our private trophy trout stream, where you can put your new education to work.

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Let's Go Fishing!

Our area has hundreds of miles of streams and rivers to explore, giving DRO's guides a large canvas on which to create your fishing adventure. Whether you are looking for a two-hour introduction to fly fishing for trout or a full-day float trip in the hunt for Musky, we've got the perfect guided fishing experience for you.

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Located in Pisgah Forest, N.C., with the legendary Davidson River right out our back door, DRO carries a full line of fly fishing gear and apparel, as well as a wide range of fly tying materials and tools. Advice is always free, and we love pointing anglers in the right direction.

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