Northeast Fly Fishing School®

Lately, we have been getting a lot of clients who went to “Brand Name Fly Fishing School” for a weekend and became frustrated when they came back with a lot of expensive equipment, but experienced problems when they attempt to fish on their own. There’s no substitute for time on the water, so we include instructional classes on a stream in every school. Developing a good understanding of strategies and techniques that will be effective in catching fish is one of the basic fundamentals of fly fishing in New England. New Hampshire Rivers Guide Service offers the best fly fishing instruction available in Greater Boston, Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire at the Northeast Fly Fishing School.
The LL Bean® Discovery Learn to Fly Fish School, the Orvis® fly fishing school and other weekend fly fish instruction programs are very well known, but are not for everybody. Let us tell you about our approach.

We want to pass along our many years of experience and love of fly fishing

At NHRGS we don’t endorse any specific fly fishing equipment. We do provide unbiased information
about how to select fly rods, reels, lines, waders and other fly fishing gear as part of our curriculum. Our
classes begin with on the water fly casting lessons where we will learn basic casting skills. We will also
cover other important topics like fly selection, reading the water, where and when to find fish, what
trout eat, knot tying, safe wading, how to land fish, and how to handle fish for a live release. Participants
will also spend time learning various fly fishing methods such as fishing with dry flies, streamers, and
nymphs. Throughout the day we will continue to build on our new fly casting skills and introduce some
basic line handling techniques and when to use them to improve your fish catching odds. We try to
maintain a 2:1 participate to instructor ratio for our classes by keeping our class size small.

LL Bean and Orvis make great fly fishing gear. Other vendors do too, and often the best gear for you is not the most expensive. There is no need to buy any special equipment before you attend our fly fishing school. We provide FREE LOAN of all gear, including rods, reels, flies, waders and boots. All of our fly fishing lessons include time on the water. We teach you fly fishing on a local trout stream. You will learn by seeing and doing. You will get personal outdoors fly fishing instruction and not be in a large class. We give you personal attention that quickly lets you be effective. Our students enjoy a low ratio of instructors per student. Don’t be “short-changed” by schools that are only a few hours. You receive access to professionally produced instructional videos prior to AND after your class AND a full-day on-the-river fishing instruction. We even include free loan of waders and fly rods for the full-day on-the-stream fly fishing lesson! We make you feel comfortable and won’t waste your time.

The Beginner Class is also for those self-taught Intermediate-level fly anglers that want to improve their casting; learn more about insects and choosing the right fly to match; and improve their presentation and fish-catching success.

To register or request more information, email or call Dave at 603-554-0067

Beginners class dates 2024
April 27       Hillsborough
May 4          Hillsborough, NH
May 18         Henniker, NH
June  1         Henniker, NH 
June 8        Henniker, NH
June 29      Lincoln, NH
July 13         Lincoln, NH
Sep 14          Sewalls Falls, NH
Sep 28         Sewalls Falls, NH
Private lessons may be scheduled as available
fly fishing school registration  or call Dave 603-554-0067
Tuition for the class is $330 per person. We accept personal check, cash or Venmo – no credit cards.

A beautiful location!

All our classes are held in beautiful locations, including the Contoocook River, the Pemigewasset River, Fly Fishing trout ponds and rivers throughout the state of New Hampshire.

For lodging and other information contact the Hancock Inn.

Fly fishing highlights

We are pleased to offer Northeast Fly Fishing School classes in conjunction with one of the best fly shops in New England:

Stone River Outfitters in Amherst, NH

View videos of previous classes on YouTube.

Check out the other New England fly fishing schools (LL Bean Discovery Fly Fishing School and Orvis Fly Fishing School). Go to their website. Check their prices. You will spend less money and learn more at the Northeast Fly Fishing School.

The Northeast Fly Fishing School instructors are professional fishing guides, licensed by the State of New Hampshire, members of the NH Professional Guides Association and insured. We do not profit from the sale of any fly fishing gear, so we can give totally unbiased advice. And, we educate many dozens of fly anglers every season in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The UNIQUE benefits of the Northeast Fly Fishing School

  • We provide professionally produced videos for pre- and post-class learning.
  • We provide full-day instruction on a local trout stream.
  • We provide high-quality loaner rods, waders and boots at no charge.
  • Our instructors are licensed and insured fishing guides.
  • Our instructors are unbiased and don’t profit from sale of gear.
  • We have a defined curriculum with professional handouts.
  • When deciding on a fly fishing school, ask if they provide all of the above. If not . . . don’t settle for less!

Give us a call or email to register for the next Northeast Fly Fishing School class or to schedule your personal Learn to Fly Fish Lesson in New England – Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

At the Northeast Fly Fishing School you will learn more about fly fishing and have more fun than you ever thought possible.

“Think like a fish and act like a bug!”

LL Bean® and Orvis® are registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Northeast Fly Fishing School® is a registered trademark of NH Rivers Guide Service