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Frank R. Pisciotta is one of California's top, veteran, independent, fly fishing guides.

Two-Day Basic Skills Clinic

The Two- Day Basic Skills Clinic is intended for those new to the sport. You will be introduced to fly fishing’s basic skills. Our two days together will acquaint you with the foundations of fly fishing. The prime focus is learning and having fun in a very relaxed atmosphere. Encountering a stream-bred, wild trout is not the objective; if it occurs, it is a bonus.

Your introduction to basic, fly angling skills will entail:

  • Gear
  • Three Essential Knots
  • Fly Fishing’s Two Fundamental Casts
  • Trout Foods
  • Fly Selection
  • “Reading Waters”
  • Trout Behavior
  • Tactics & Techniques
  • Wading Safety
  • Stream Etiquette

Notice I said “introduced”…we do not expect you to be immediately proficient, that will only come with time and at your leisure. Nevertheless; with rod and reel in hand, you will approach a stream or lake confident, not befuddled, because you will know what is required to be successful. The hope is that we have  provided you with a solid foundation of fly fishing concepts and skills, to be built upon. You decide whether you make the sport as “simple or sophisticated” (…title of one of my favorite books by Al Kyte) as you wish; either way you will have fun in the outdoors.

Some of the factors you will become aware will be: water temperature, clarity and flow, climatic conditions; insect activity and the corresponding trout behavior; fly choice and its proper presentation…. The variables have to be synthesized for optimum results. When you put it all together it is very gratifying. YOU MAY GET HOOKED! An outdoor feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle once said to me, “So…the software is between your ears.”

A maximum of three attendees per instructor is maintained; assuring unsurpassed, personal attention and advice.

NOTE: Private Clinics can be arranged, tailored to your specific needs, skill levels and time schedule.; ideal for business, family or affinity groups.

 

2018 Two-Day Basic Skills Clinics:

May 5-6…May 12-13…June 9-10…June 16-17
July 21-22 …August 4-5

FEE PER ANGLER: $450


CyberFly Unsolicited Client Quotes

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Your enthusiasm is infectious.

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Your passion is contagious.

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…lessons well-learned…retraced steps and techniques. WOW! great results.

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…appreciated your vast knowledge with your easy-going demeanor.

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I’m constantly practicing all you taught me…catching more trout!

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…good fishing & camaraderie…

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That Brown trout was the largest fish I’ve ever caught on a fly rod.

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…good time…very relaxing; great fishing was the bonus.

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Three times you have put me onto the ‘fish of the season’.

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completely seduced by the beauty of that country. I especially enjoyed that one last fish before darkness fell.

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