Re: Backwoods Fly Fishing School
I pulled the trigger and attended the Backwoods school this past Saturday (10/18). I would highly recommend the school to anyone who is new to the sport and wants to learn the basics. Stephen did a great job of instructing. He was informative and presented the material well and in an accessible way. Of course, it is only 4 hours long and you can only cover so much in that time period, so the course is basic. There is ample time spent on casting which was worth the price alone. I had considered going to one of the Orvis schools, but I feel this school covered what I needed to get started and I was able to put the extra money I would have spent on lodging and instruction at Orvis into upgraded equipment. Now I have some excellent Simms waders, Cloudveil AquStealth boots, Fishpond double haul chest/back pack, Sage FLi rod (on sale) and Ross Rhythm reel (also on sale). My thanks to Bill who works in the fly shop at Backwoods for recommmending the school and helping me with my equipment purchases. I highly recommend the Backwoods fly shop and the school.