3 Day Fly Fishing Experience Women's Class

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - Friday, August 5, 2022

3 Day Fly Fishing Experience - Women's Class

August 3-5, 2022


Enjoy a women's group experience and learn all the skills and tricks to get out on the water fly fishing in no time. This immersive 3-day fly fishing experience is led by our own Dr. Bill Richards, a Master Registered Maine Guide!

  • Day 1: Introduction to the “Art of Fly Fishing” - A little history of the Rangeley Region. An overview of fly fishing equipment and its application. Demonstration of the “overhead cast” and proper body position, fly rod grip, and mechanics and begin to practice your skills with Coach Bill. Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Day 2: Student Practice Sessions - Coach will offer feedback and constructive tips to help improve and perfect your cast. Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Day 3: Guided Fly Fishing from a Canoe. Get an early start for a full morning on the water! Time: 5 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Cost of this 3-day, immersive experience: $280, including lunch on days 1 & 2 and breakfast on day 3. All fishing equipment is provided, including a rod, boat, & other equipment.
*Participants should be able to paddle a canoe to participate in this program*
*Fishing license applications will be filled out for those who need on Day 1 of the course, cost of license not included*
*Participants should be dressed to spend the majority of the time outdoors.


About Master Maine Guide Bill Richards


Bill is a Registered Maine Guide with over 30 years of experience. It has been his good fortune during this time to guide clients for trout and salmon in his native Maine. In addition, his personal fishing experiences have included locations throughout North and South America. For example, Bill has fished the Manitou River in Northern Quebec, the Yellowstone and Big Horn Rivers in Montana, The Provo in Utah, and rivers within Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula where he caught Grayling, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Coho Salmon.


Perhaps Bill’s most memorable and adventurous fly-fishing experience occurred fishing for Bonefish and Permit at Los Rogue’s, an island off the coast of Venezuela. While wading among Mango trees in waist-deep water Bill hooked a good size Bonefish on a “Crazy Charlie “ fly. As he attempted to retrieve the “Bone” a rather large Nurse Shark joined the activity. Bill survived but the shark got the Bone.


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Base Lodge


$280, includes instruction, meals and all trial equipment

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