Fly Casting Clinics

Friday, July 30, 2021

Learn How to Fly Cast with a Master Maine Guide


Saddleback Adventures is excited to offer a series of Fly Casting Clinics with Master Maine Guide and Saddleback legend Bill Richards!​ Bill will share his tried and true casting techniques and skill, covering the basics and his tips and tricks. No matter your experience, you will come away with new skills to add to your quiver. Rods are supplied for the clinic and appropriate flies. Starting at Saddleback Mountain Lodge, Bill will lead you through best equipment practice and casting exercises. 


At noon we will break for lunch, before heading out to a local pond for an hour of on water practice. A Maine Fishing License is required for the pond casting practice. Purchase of day license can be made online. 

  • July 23 10 AM - 1:30 PM
  • July 30 10 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cost: $95 per person, includes all equipment, dedicated one-on-one instruction and lunch. Max 4 people per class.
  • FMI and to register: email 
  • Meeting Location: The Saddleback Adventures front desk on 2nd floor inside the base lodge.


*Time on water is weather and skill permitting.


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, Artic 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 - 1:30 PM


Base Lodge


$95, includes lunch

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