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Introduction to fly fishing

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.Clifden, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Jonathan

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn how to preform a variety of casts,perfect your technique, role cast for river fishing in tight area with trees around and behind,over head cast,improving your distance and accuracy and side cast for casting upstream how to present a dry fly and how to fish traditional wet flies

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide fly fishing rods with reels and lines and flies and a la...
From ₹5,677
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jonathan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been teaching fly fishing for over 15 years with many returning students coming again to learn to cast and fish with me for trout and salmon ,I love teaching and I've been told that I'm very patient
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Where you'll be

We will fish rivers ,lakes ,saltwater ,sea fishing no extra cost but rivers need a salmon licence €20and permit from€25 and just a €10 only permit for lakes for trout

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Kathrin
October 2020
I wanted to learn fly fishing for many years now, and I am thrilled that I waited for Jonathan to teach me. He has the patience of a Saint, and knows the area inside out. He tailored the experience exactly to what we needed - my husband is an avid fly fisher so Jonathan shared with him the best spots to go at the two locations we went to, as well as some specific advise on what flies to use best. For me as a complete novice, he first taught me to cast on land, as all is about the form, and then he got me to the best spots to catch fish. It was quite windy on that day, but Jonathan always knew exactly the best way to cast, the best spots to get out of the wind, and how to best attract the fish. After initially showing me what to do, he let me do my own thing but was always close to give feedback on what to do better when I wanted it, or to try and cast to a different spot to see if that would work better. He was very attentive and made sure I did not slip when we walked around wet and muddy rocks. We would had never found the two lakes we fished in on our own, and loved the locations - fishing in Connemara truly is magic! WE both caught fish, and Jonathan always had a story to share, and was a great person to get to know. If you have a chance to come to Connemara to fly-fish, make sure to use Jonathan's expertise for a fabulous time. Thank you for all, we will be back for sure!!! Kat & Mike
I wanted to learn fly fishing for many years now, and I am thrilled that I waited for Jonathan to teach me. He has the patience of a Saint, and knows the area inside out. He tailo…
Leigh-Ann
September 2020
What an amazing experience! Although I didn’t catch a fish it was wonderful to learn how to cast and to listen to the wealth of fishing knowledge Jonathan has. Would definitely recommend. A beautifully unique experience.
Keith
August 2020
Had a great few hours fishing with Jonathan. It was my 5 year old sons dream to catch a fish on his holiday and that he did, 4 in fact. Jonathan could not have been nicer to us, he in particular was brilliant with my son spending time teaching and helping him. I was very impressed and would recommend this experience to all. We went to a beautiful little beach and ended up staying there for the whole day after the experience was over. Thanks again Jonathan for a super fishing experience.
Had a great few hours fishing with Jonathan. It was my 5 year old sons dream to catch a fish on his holiday and that he did, 4 in fact. Jonathan could not have been nicer to us, he…
Elaine
August 2020
We had a wonderful morning fly fishing with Jonathan. Tramped through a wood and some boggy marshland to get to a beautiful lake at the top of a mountain which we'd never have seen without him. Jonathan was patient, friendly and full of enthusiasm which made the experience memorable and fun for all. We were a group of 2 adults and young adults/children of 18, 13, 12 and 7.
We had a wonderful morning fly fishing with Jonathan. Tramped through a wood and some boggy marshland to get to a beautiful lake at the top of a mountain which we'd never have seen…
Andrew
August 2020
I really enjoyed the fly fishing experience. Jonathon is a real expert, and took us to a lake which was well off the beaten track. I'd definitely give fly fishing another shot,and i'll try to follow the instructions a bit better next time 😃.
I really enjoyed the fly fishing experience. Jonathon is a real expert, and took us to a lake which was well off the beaten track. I'd definitely give fly fishing another shot,and…
Mary Theresa
August 2020
We had a wonderful time fly fishing with Jonathan! Jonathan was friendly, engaging and patient. He took his time when he was showing us what to do and made sure we got some practice in and felt comfortable in what we were doing before we went to the lake. We had a great time chatting and are looking forward to joining Jonathan again the next time we're out West. I would highly recommend Jonathan and his experiences :)
We had a wonderful time fly fishing with Jonathan! Jonathan was friendly, engaging and patient. He took his time when he was showing us what to do and made sure we got some practic…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

I can personalise the experience to your needs and how much you want to learn or just to fish ,your mobility and energy levels

What to bring

Boots and a rain jacket