- Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01 am
ino, there's really nothing about fly fishing that warrants off-water instruction.
The money is probably better spent by taking a guide trip. Just check up front with him about your intentions, and ask whether he's comfortable giving casting instructions to a beginner on the trip.
Likewise, I think mysticizing fly fishing has been a racket since the 1980s, but that's me.
Both my daughters were fly-fishing before they were 10, and both can out-fish any man.
They never received off-water instruction, and only occasional on-water pointers.
Of course, like their dad, they're probably not the type to take to instruction.
I know you'll find people who will pony up to laud casting instruction results .
But remember, on the water, the fishing is always more important than the casting.