Complete beginners can be assured of a top-quality introduction to the essentials of fly fishing and game angling from AAPGAI. If you’re unsure about the behaviour of the fish you’ll be pursuing, the environments in which they live, the food items they eat and the fly patterns that imitate fish food, why not arrange a session with your local instructor? They’ll be well-placed to advise on all of this and can also assist in choosing a balanced set of equipment to get you started. AAPGAI instructors help many fly fishing newcomers to select suitable rod, reel, line, leader and accessory packages that suit them, where they’ll be fishing and what species they’ll be targeting.
Catching a fish on a fly that you’ve dressed yourself is a hugely-rewarding experience and you’ll certainly remember the ‘first time’ for the rest of your days! For those just starting out, the sheer variety of vices, tools, natural and synthetic materials available can seem a bit daunting; however AAPGAI’s specialist fly dressing instructors will soon have you at your ease and focusing on the essentials for making a core range of straightforward and effective fly patterns.
A number of AAPGAI instructors are endorsed by specific fly fishing and fly dressing equipment companies; however there’s no ‘hard sell’ here. Our aim is to get you ‘good to go’ quickly, safely and comfortably by establishing what you need, what works for you and what’s affordable – no more.
Where core skills are concerned, getting into good habits from the very beginning can speed you along your learning curve, help to prevent faults creeping in and reduce frustration; another good reason why it’s worth starting out in fly fishing and fly dressing with AAPGAI. Helping you to choose or dress appropriate flies, safely and efficiently set up and use fly fishing and fly dressing equipment, present flies appropriately and deal with hooked fish in as efficient and humane a manner as possible, lie at the heart of everything we do as instructors. Why not get in touch and find out how we can work together to start you off on the best possible footing – whether on the water or at the fly dressing bench.