We are happy to help people get started in fly fishing. We rent equipment for people who want to try before they buy, but good quality outfits (rod, reel, backing, line, leader, annd case) can be purchased for under $200. We sometimes offer free "Fly Fishing 101" classes. These are 1-2 hours at the store usually on a summer Saturday. Just enough information to get you started. Some people who want a very personalized experience will hire a guide for a half or full day to give them 1:1 instruction on the water.
We love introducing people to the sport of fly fishing. Half days are usually prefered but full days are a great way to get the full flavor. We start with a lesson on dry land and then move to the water. Typically we will fish somewhere on the easy side where there is a good chance of catching your first fish on a fly. We can also rent you all the gear you need for your first day on the water.