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Casting Clinics

International Fly Fishing Certified Instructor

Casting class Rates + Info

Casting ClinicPrice
1 Hour Lesson$100 Per Person
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.

By the end of this lesson, beginners will have a foundational understanding of fly casting, including how to rig the fly rod, proper hand and body positioning, the basic mechanics of a fly cast, and when to apply them

Book our fly fishing Casting Lessons in Boone, NC

Casting 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 how to cast from our in-house International Fly Fishing Certified Instructor offering in-depth tips and skills for one or two-handed casting.

5-Star Casting Clinic 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 Casting Clinic

Can my large group book a Casting 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 Casting Clinic look like?

Here is our sample lesson plan for our Casting Clinic:
1. Introduction (10 minutes):
– Welcome and introduction to fly casting.
– Brief overview of the equipment: fly rod, reel, fly line, leader, and tippet. – Explanation of the purpose of fly casting in fly fishing.
2. Rigging the Fly Rod (10 minutes):
– Demonstration and hands-on practice of assembling the fly rod. – Attaching the reel to the rod.
– Properly threading the fly line through the guides.
– Securing the leader and tippet to the fly line.
3. Holding the Fly Rod (10 minutes):
– Explanation of proper grip and hand positioning on the fly rod.
– Practice holding the rod with both hands, ensuring a comfortable and balanced grip. – Emphasis on relaxed hands and wrists.
4. Holding the Line (5 minutes):
– Teaching how to hold and control the fly line.
– Practice stripping line through the fingers while maintaining control. – Importance of maintaining tension and feeling the line.
5. Physics and Mechanics of a Fly Cast (10 minutes):
– Overview of the basic physics behind fly casting.
– Demonstration of the casting stroke: back cast and forward cast. – Explanation of the loading and unloading of the rod.
– Hands-on practice of the basic casting motion without a fly.
6. Different Casting Techniques (15 minutes):
– Introduction to various casting techniques: false cast and what it is used for, roll casts and
spey skills, steeple casts and reach casts.
– Tips and tricks for each technique, emphasizing accuracy and presentation. – Common mistakes and how to correct them.
7. Tips and Tricks for Beginners:
– Discussion of common challenges faced by beginners. – Tips for improving accuracy, distance, and line control. – Encouragement and motivation for continued practice.
8. Q&A and Conclusion (15 minutes):
– Open floor for questions and clarifications.
– Recap of key points.
– Assignment of practice exercises for students to work on between lessons.

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

No, we will provide the following materials:
– Fly rod and reel
– Fly line
– Leader and tippet
– Assorted flies
– Open practice area (preferably a grassy field)

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