Fly Fishing tuition

Fly fishing is fun and easy to learn. It connects us with with nature and offers endless opportunity for adventure. Most of all it brings passion and energy into our lives. Kick starting this journey in the right direction can be be the shortcut to having fun and catching fish sooner. Learn the correct way to cast before bad habits set in, then back this up with practical knowledge and skills that get you not only "fly casting" but "fly fishing".

Each session is customised for the individual so whether your complete novice or a seasoned fly fisher looking to brush up, spend a session with Dan and pick up the skills needed to get you to that next level. Be warned, Fly fishing is completely addictive! Once the sport gets ahold of you it's like jumping down the rabbit hole. You never know where the journey will take you!

On the grass - Fly Casting Tuition

"If fishing is like religion, then fly-fishing is high church." ~ Tom Brokaw
Learning to fly cast doesn't need to be difficult. For most however, the journey is long and often frustrating! Why? Because we self teach incorrect techniques that quickly develop into bad habits that are difficult to shake.
By understanding and practicing some basic principles of fly casting you can bypass this difficult stage quickly and start having fun with the long wand.

Each session is customised to your needs and level of experience. We'll work on the area's that will bring you the most benefit and leave you with some practical exercises you can take away and work on in your own time.

Take the short cut. Call Dan and book an appointment for a session on the grass..

Short Course

Price $50 (GST included)
Session Times For bookings call 0400 870 294
Duration 30 minutes
Tutor Dan Ivanoff
Location Bayswater, Perth

On the Water - Fly Fishing Coaching

"Most fishermen use the double haul to throw their casting mistakes further." ~Lefty Kreh
Ok, so you've got the cast worked out and now it's time to hit the water. But where to start?? There is much more to fly fishing than just the cast.

It can be a little daunting at first; fly selection, line management, retrieve style, hook set, dealing with wind, etc etc. It can all get a bit much and many budding fly fishers have dropped the sport at this point. This session covers the practical aspects of fly fishing and aims to make your time on the water more enjoyable.

The venue for this session is flexible, however Golden Pond's in Baldivis, WA, is ideal. Just 30 min south of Perth Goldens ponds offers plenty of open space and is well stocked with Silver Perch, trout, Carp and sometimes even Barramundi!

Sessions on the Swan river in Perth and Peel inlet in Mandurah can also be arranged. Contact Dan on 0400870294 for more info. <br

Short Course

Price $200 per pserson or $150 per person for groups of 2+ (GST included)
Session Times Available Fridays, Saturday afternoon's 3-5pm and Sunday's
Duration 2 hours
Tutor Dan Ivanoff
Location Golden Ponds, Baldivis. WA

On the Bench - Intro to Fly Tying

"For the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish." ~ John H. Bradley

For those looking to get creative and start tying here is the short cut.
Join Dan for session at the bench where we cover everything you will need to know to get you started.
First up we look at the basic tools and equipment. Next, we spend some time discussing various tying materials and selection.

Finally we sit down and smash out a pattern or two where you practice first hand some key techniques that are employed across all fly tying.
Tuition is customised and cater's for both the fresh and salt water tiers.

Short Course

Price $25(GST included)
Session Times For bookings call 0400 870 294
Duration 30 minutes
Tutor Dan Ivanoff
Location Bayswater, Perth

Species Lessons

"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" ~ Bob Lawless

Want to learn more about a specific species?? Talk to Dan and tee up a focus session where we put the microscope over target species. Here we cover everything from basic biology and ecology through to rigging techniques, fly selection and on the water strategy.

Price $100 (GST included)
Session Times For bookings call 0400 870 294
Duration 1 hour
Tutor Dan Ivanoff
Location Will vary