Casting Tuition


➡    Have you reached a point where you would like to try something new?
➡    Do you want to give fly fishing a try and don’t know where to start?
➡    Are you concerned that you will spend a lot of money and not like it?
➡    Are you confused by the array of equipment and the retail jargon?

Many newcomers to the sport make the mistake of trying to teach themselves. “How hard can it be – I’ve been fishing for years” is a comment that is regularly made.

Often, an enthusiastic self-teaching beginning rapidly diminishes into complete frustration as newcomers endeavour to come to grips with the art of fly casting. This leads to the fly rod being relegated to a secluded garage corner where it gathers dust. Another aspect is that once “bad casting habits” become ingrained they are harder to correct.

The introductory courses are designed to demystify and simplify all the jargon and provide a learning experience that is rewarding and fun. It is not a complicated process – as long as you know and understand the basics anyone can enjoy the fulfillment of being able to cast and catch fish on fly. You’ll learn what to look for when buying equipment and so avoid wasting money on gear that’s unsuitable or unnecessary for the type of fishing you wish to do. 

This following quote from Joan Wulff’s book ”Fly Casting Techniques” written 1987 sums up the reason for improving your casting.

“Here is one final thought on the importance of being good at fly casting. There are two areas of expertise that are deemed most important to fishing success, and fly fishers often argue about which is more important. The first is knowing where the fish lie [reading the water] and the second is being able to present the fly (presentation/ casting). My thought is if you don’t know where the fish lie but can cast well enough to cover all of the water with finesse, you are likely to solve the mystery and catch fish. If you know where the fish lie but can neither reach them or in some way present the fly to them, you are not even in the game.”

The program was commenced in 1992 for the purpose of bettering the standard of instruction in fly casting. Administration of the program is undertaken by the Board of Directors for the FFI (Fly Fishers International). This volunteer group includes some of the most well known and respected names, both past and present, in the sport and includes such notables as Doug Swisher, Lou Tabory, Joan Wulff, Al Kyte, Steve Rajeff, Mel Krieger, Bruce Richards and Gary Borger to name a few.

To fulfill the goals laid down, all FFI Certified Instructors have undergone comprehensive training and testing to ensure that they meet a high standard of knowledge, casting skills and teaching ability.
Want to learn more about the FFI – visit


This course is designed with the beginner in mind and is a must for anyone starting out in the sport.

Many people comment that it is best to complete this course before purchasing any equipment. This way they can determine if they like fly fishing before outlaying money on gear. It also gives them an insight into what type of gear is best suited for the fishing they wish to pursue. Contrary to common belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune to purchase good quality fly gear that will perform well and give you many years of enjoyable fishing.

The course is divided into two parts. You can choose to do one or both parts on the same day:

PART 1 – (8.30am to 12pm) Contains all you need to know to get started. You’ll be shown what to look for when purchasing rods and reels to suit the particular type of fishing you intend to do, the different types of fly lines and their applications, maintenance of your equipment, how to set up the gear and the knots to use as well as coaching on the basics of casting.

The lunch break 12 – 1 provides an opportunity to discuss the different fly patterns and selection for the species you are targeting.

PART 2 – (1pm to 4pm) During the on-water session, you’ll learn the basic fishing skills such as the various retrieve methods, techniques for handling loose line, setting the hook and playing the fish as well as learning how to overcome the problems caused by wind and current, roll casting, increasing distance and much more.

These are not bulk courses. Numbers are strictly limited to a maximum of 4 to ensure plenty of personal hands-on tuition.

We Provide:

The cost of $130 AUD per person for full day or ($200 AUD for a 2 member family) includes:
➡ A comprehensive manual that contains all aspects covered
➡ Rods, lines, leaders and flies
➡ An on water session during the afternoon where you learn all the practical aspects

What You Need to Bring Along:
➡ Lunch if you intend to complete the full day and drinks (we provide coffee and tea)
➡ Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and protective clothing as required.
➡ Rod, reel and floating fly line if you have them

Course Schedule

If the following dates don’t suit, call 0417 426 282 to arrange an alternative date….weekends or weekdays.

NOTE: The social distancing practices required by authorities are adhered to on all courses

 Event Location  Day/Date  Start Time  Finish Time 
 Intro Casting Part 1  Brisbane  Saturday 16/9/23 0830 1200
 Skills Casting Part 2  Brisbane  Saturday 16/9/23 1300 1600
 Intro Casting Part 1 Brisbane  Saturday 30/9/23  0830  1200
 Skills casting Part 2  Brisbane  Saturday 30/9/23  1300  1600
 Intro Casting Part 1  Brisbane Saturday 7/10/23  0830  1200
Skills casting Part 2 Brisbane Saturday 7/10/23 1300 1600
Intro Casting Part 1 Brisbane Sunday 21/10/23 0830 1200
Skills casting Part 2 Brisbane Sunday 21/10/23 1300 1600

Tune Ups 

One-on-one lessons designed to tune up and improve casting techniques can be arranged by appointment. To arrange either phone 0417 426 282  or follow the link below.

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A gift for all occasions that is sure to be appreciated by any fisherperson. Take out the guesswork and avoid the problems associated with size and colour and it is far better than ties or underwear. They can be used for any of the casting or skills classes we conduct.
All you need to do is supply the recipients details and a certificate printed on quality embossed paper will be forwarded on the next business day.

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