Kids Kingfisher Fly Casting
Introducing youth to fly fishing isn't difficult. I offer fly fishing specifically for kids ages 7 on up. These classes are fun and have high energy.
Kids need excitement, and they need the basics to even get in the game and get them hooked for life.
I've been guiding kids since I was kid out of high school. I worked at the In-Fisherman's Camp Fish in Walker, MN. A great venue for getting kids
into fishing that no longer exists, but I continually bring to my guiding career because kids are our future.
Along with individual instruction, this class includes fishing right after the casting lessons keying on three basic casting moves:
- Gripping the rod
- Stopping the rod correctly to form a loop
- "Shooting Line"
Keep It Simple Student (K.I.S.S.) is the philosophy in this orientation to fly fishing. After the class, we will go to a local trout stream, learn to set hooks, bringing in the line,
wading safely, on-stream insect I.D. , picking the right flies and pointing out where trout live. Many fish are lost the first time out, but some are caught and it's a big deal, no pressure, just pure fun.
Rate: $140 for a single child with a parent or other family member. My main focus is on the child. Lessons are 1hour followed by 3-4 hours of fishing.
Includes lunch, leaders, tippets, flies, and transportation to trout stream. Kids rod & reel rental free, but kids sizes & adult hip-waders not provided. Adult rod & reel rental $15/day.
A small box of custom assorted flies is given to each child after completing the day.