Capt. Rick is a Fly Fishers International certified fly casting instructor. He offers both private instruction and instructional fly fishing trips. For the beginning fly angler, he will focus on terminology and the essentials of fly casting. You will get a good understanding of basic casting, false casting, roll casting and shooting line. Leader construction, flies and fish fighting techniques will also be covered.
If you’re an intermediate fly angler and comfortable with the basics, Capt. Rick can work with you to improve your casting skills or correct any bad habits. Learn to double haul to increase distance and cope with wind. You will also learn to control line, cast to a target and cast shooting heads or sink-tip lines.
You might also consider an instructional fly fishing trip. Put the casting skills you have learned to use on the water. This will give you an opportunity to deal with fishing situations from the deck of a boat or by wading. Learn how to cast under mangroves and docks and how wind and current affect different fishing situations. You may have an opportunity to practice sight-fishing, which is one of the most rewarding forms of fly fishing!
Private instruction $75/hr per person (2-hr recommended for initial session)
Instructional fly fishing trip (4 hours) $450 (1 or 2 anglers)
You might want to attend one of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters fly fishing schools (below) which will give you a good foundation to build on.
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Schools-Winter 2021 Schedule
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, 1249 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL will hold Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing schools on Sat, Jan 16, Feb 13 and Mar 13, 2021. The course, designed for beginning and intermediate fly casters, will focus on basic fly casting principles, improving casting skills and correcting faults. Instructor Capt. Rick Grassett, will also cover saltwater fly fishing techniques, leader construction and fly selection. Cost for the class, which will run from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, is $195 per person and includes the use of Orvis fly tackle, workbook and lunch. Optional instructional guided fly fishing trips are also available for an additional fee. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.