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A summer long series of free fly fishing clinics will be made available to the public, which will be hosted by the Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

Certified instructors together with the local outfitter Solitary Angler will be offering free 90 minute ‘quick start’ fly casting classes every Saturday until September 2 at Sipapu.

The classes will begin at 10:30 AM. While there are fly rods and reels available for use for the participants at no extra charge, everyone who wants to join are still encouraged to bring their own equipment because the free for use flying rods are booked in advance. Fishing license in needed for this activity which you can easily purchase at the general store of Sipapu.

Those who will be participating can expect to have one-on-one mentorship. The instructors will be giving the students a quick demonstration on the three elements that make a good cast. Other lessons will include the following – how the reel, fly rod, and line work together, how to shoot the line out as well as strip line in, and how to cast backhand and overhand even with the presence of the wind.

Van Beacham who is the owner of Solitary Angler has been able to come up with a unique teaching technique with a focus on fly fishing in small streams.

The cost of half-day personalized classes on fly-fishing in small streams at the Solitary Angler is $125. The afternoon clinics are created for up to a group of four people and this is held at the Río Pueblo at Sipapu. Students in this lesson are taught how to read water, use different types of casting techniques, how to select the right flies, and how to target specifically. Other useful skills like being able to differentiate dry fly, identifying the major aquatic insects, and matching the hatch will also be taught.


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