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Beginners Fly Fishing Clinic

Beginner lesson rates + Info

Discover the joy of fly fishing with High Country Guide Service’s Beginners Fly Fishing Clinic – a comprehensive 3-hour adventure designed for all skill levels. Immerse yourself in the streams surrounding Boone, NC, and learn the art of fly fishing with our expert guides.

Beginner ClinicPrice
3 Hours Beginners Clinic$315
We can accommodate various groups and sizes; Families, Corporate, Parties, etc. We have a staff of fully trained professional guides ready to help! Contact us if you have any questions.

Book our fly fishing class for beginners

Beginners Clinic


Please Note: Booking a fishing trip requires a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit. The full value is non-refundable within 7 days of the scheduled trip date, however, we will honor your deposit and reschedule for a future date if we are completely booked on your preferred date or other conflicts arise.

Learn the basics of fly fishing

This is an introductory program for folks who want to learn from scratch. The guide will lead instruction in casting, rigging, and how to read water.

5-Star Fly Fishing Instructors

Cameron Hamrick
Cameron Hamrick
I went into the trip just wanting to learn how to fly fish. I didn’t expect to really catch any fish. Caught 3! Our group of 5 caught 15 or so fish. David and Colin were great. And can’t forget our mascot Cowboy who brought us good luck.
Justin Crawford
Justin Crawford
Skye and HCGS are the best. Outstanding experience across the board.
Joleen Sherman
Joleen Sherman
Hi everyone, adventure and new experiences are imperative for living a life outside the box. I chose this fly fishing experience for my birthday adventure/ bucket list. Nick was my guide and to say he was excellent is selling him short. I went on this tour not knowing anything about how to fly fish. I chose it because I love outdoors everything!!! I was not disappointed. Nick was so kind, patient and knowledgeable. We went to some spectacular spots. My very first cast ever in my life I caught a speckled brown. Obviously I had a wonderful experience and Nick was the catalyst for my beautiful birthday adventure and celebration. Thank you Nick 😊
Denise Martinez
Denise Martinez
Had an amazing day with Nick today. Outfitted us with all the gear we needed and then off to a great day of learning the right techniques to catch some fish. Nick was awesome and my son, husband and myself had a great day catching trout. Highly recommend if you will be in the area.
Trisha Greenen
Trisha Greenen
Special thanks to Kirby Mellot with High Country Guides-Boone Fly Shop! We had an amazing two day wade trip! Personal Best Wild Brown Trout for my son! I highly recommend High Country Guides, Boone Fly Shop and Kirby Mellot as your Guide. Thanks Kirby!
Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthy
We’ve used this guide service several times and always been extremely happy with our guide Nate. I book with him exclusively because I know he’s going to provide an amazing experience. I’ve taken both my sons and a friend on different trips with Nate and all had nothing but exceptional reviews of the trips, guide and experiences. Nate caters to every little need with ease, adjusts to the audience and skill level very quickly, and we catch some amazing trout. Can’t wait to get out again with him soon!
Ionic Bionic
Ionic Bionic
Great experience!! Both Corey and Collin are very knowledgeable about the area and fly fishing. Four of us had a half day and caught 22 fish!! Overall great experience highly recommend and great tips and tricks for all levels of experience!!
Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor
Excellent wade trip with David as my guide! Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with!
Garrett Skillestad
Garrett Skillestad
I recently had the pleasure of booking a fly fishing trip with this guide service, and it was absolutely fantastic! Corey Murphy was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and provided top-notch instruction throughout the day. The equipment provided was top-of-the-line, and the scenery on the Watauga river was amazing. A truly great escape for a day. We even caught some trout. Overall it was a fantastic time and every person in our party’s expectations were managed and exceeded. I highly recommend High Country Guide service to anyone looking for a memorable fly fishing experience. Five stars all the way!
Brian Dotson
Brian Dotson
Alyssa is an amazing guide and cant wait to get out again soon

Frequently Asked Questions About our Beginners Clinic

Can my large group book a Beginner’s Clinic?

Yes! We can accommodate various groups and sizes; Families, Corporate, Parties, etc. We have a staff of fully trained professional guides ready to help! Contact us below if you have any questions.

What does a typical beginner clinic look like?

Here is our sample lesson plan for our Beginner’s Clinic:

1. Casting Course:
– Master the fundamental casting techniques under the guidance of our experienced
– Personalized attention to refine your casting skills.

2. Reading the Water:
– Understand the secrets of deciphering water conditions to locate the best fishing spots. – Learn how to identify currents, eddies, and potential feeding zones.

3. Entomology:
– Explore the fascinating world of aquatic insects and their role in fly fishing. – Gain insights into matching the hatch for a successful fishing experience. – Demystify the process of selecting the right flies for different conditions.
– Hands-on practice in choosing appropriate fly patterns.

4. Fishing Techniques:
– Learn versatile fishing techniques tailored for beginners.
– Discover the art of presenting flies naturally and effectively.

5. On-the-Water Guided Fishing:
– Apply your newly acquired skills in a real-world setting.
– Guided fishing on our stocked streams for an immersive experience.

Do I need to bring/purchase any gear to participate?

No, we will provide the following materials: Waders, Boots, Rods, Reels, Tippet, Flies

Have a question?

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