Alberta Stillwater Adventures

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Fly Casting Lessons - Where fly fishing adventures begin

Beginner fly casting lessons for adults & kids 12 years of age and up.

Learning to cast a fly rod is the most essential element of fly fishing.  Without the knowledge, skills and mechanics needed to cast a fly rod, success will be very limited at best.  

Most fly anglers will make casts of 30ft on average while fishing.  Our objective will be to have you casting controlled 30ft casts before your lesson is over.

What We Offer

One Hour Private Lesson

  • Quick overview of the rod, reel & line
  • How to tie on a fly
  • Overhead cast
  • Roll Cast
  • False cast

Two Hour Private Lesson

  • Basic set-up of the rod, reel, line and leader
  • How your casting equipment all works together
  • What is a fly
  • How to tie on a fly
  • Explaining the mechanics of casting
  • Overhead cast
  • Roll Cast
  • False cast
  • Single haul
  • Changing direction while casting
  • Line mending

All casting classes will take place in the evenings Monday - Thursday.


# Of PeopleOne HourTwo Hour
Two $100.00$180.00

Although it's best to take lessons using your own rod and reel, equipment can be supplied at no extra cost.


Your safety and the safety of your kids is a priority with AlbertaStillwaters.Com.  Casting instruction is taught with a piece of wool tied on to the end of the leader rather than a hook to prevent any possible injuries. All instructors will also have basic first aid . If you plan on taking casting lessons, please leave your kids at home unless they are enrolled along with you so that you can give your full attention to the instructor.

Our Casting Pond

Lessons take place at either Lake Hudson in North Edmonton or at Muir Lake just north of Spruce Grove.  Lake Hudson is a good size pond with easy access and grassy banks.  The pond is not stocked and is free of game fish.

Muir Lake is an Alberta Quality stocked trout lake that features good size rainbow trout and brown trout.

Special Pricing

Any person that receives a beginner fly casting lesson is also eligible for a $20.00 discount toward a stillwater clinic or guided trip if purchased within 6 months of their lesson.  Please visit our Guided Trips and Stillwater Clinics page for more on what we can offer you.

$20 off special is not valid with any other promotions or specials. 


Payment methods for casting lessons can be made by certified cheque, money order or cash.  All payments will be collected before your lessons begin.

Money orders can be picked up at any CashMoney retail outlet throughout Edmonton.  See the map for the closest CashMoney store near you. The location on 127st & 137ave is just blocks away from our casting pond.

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