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Page Contents

  1. Why E.I. Fly Fishing System™ 
  2. E.I. Fly™ Casting Lessons - Guiding
  3. E.I. Fly™ Fly Tying

The combination of my training and global fishing experience = superior instruction and value. 






  
1. Why E.I. Fly Fishing System™

FCFF Teaching Model:

1. We believe fly fishing is an intellectual, physical, and emotional activity.  We have developed a series of instructinal fly fishing programs based on the principles of EQ -- Emotional Intelligence. We call it the E.I. Fly Fishing System™

2. Steady progressive learning is achieved by offering instruction ranging from beginner to advance. 

3. Comprehension is achieved by offering the lowest student to instructor ratio, and an employing our innovative E.I. Fly™ teaching techniques.  

2.  E.I. Fly™ Casting Lessons and Guiding

E.I. Fly™1X Class

E.I. Fly™1X:  Beginner Level - Single Hand (On-Land Only)


This class is designed for true beginners, advance beginners and intermediate anglers. To get you started, we review rod set-up/balance, casting theory-instruction, and casting drills & skills. If you are an advance beginner or intermediate angler looking to fix bad casting habits, this is a good class for you.

The E.I. Fly™1X class is easily accessible and can be taught in a variety of locations. For Example: work, home, and local park's.  Students are given the opportunity to cast micro practice rods, and fast/medium action fly rods. By offering this unique combination of casting instruction and the use of top brand equipment, our students’ fly casting skill and intelligence improves immediately. 


Price: E.I. Fly™1X
  • (1) Angler: $40 per hour (x) 3 hours = $120
  • (2) Anglers: $60 per hour (x) 3 hours = $180 ($90 each)
  • (3) Anglers: $80 per hour (x) 3 hours = $240 ($80 each)
  • (4) Anglers: $100 per hour (x) 3 hours = $300 ($75 each)
  • For a great full day experience, we can combine the 1X on-land class with the 2X on-water class. Example: three hours on land, one hour lunch break, and four hours in the water.  The advantages of combining theses classes are: 1) students develop casting techniques faster, 2) the process of self-correction takes hold, and 3) by being in the water, we now have the opportunity to thoroughly review the most important cast -- the roll cast. 
 
Note: Minimum course time is three hours.   Family Experience: Children 12 years old and under are FREE, and must be accompanied by an adult.  Equipment: We have equipment, but if you have your own, please bring it. Home Base: Seacoast of New Hampshire based out of Dover. We might be able to teach in your hometown, and neighboring states (e.g. Maine, Massachusetts).  Maine Locations: Available from Portland to Kittery, along the route 95 corridor.  Massachusetts Locations: Newburyport to Boston.
 
E.I. Fly™2X: Intermediate to Advance Level (Casting on Water)

We will cast in a local river. 

Single Hand and Two Hand (Switch) Rods



Taught to students who have completed the E.I. Fly™1X class.  Also available to students with skill levels ranging from advance beginner to expert -- this is the very best classroom environment to practice single and two hand fly-casting techniques. We'll also practice fly and fly-line presentation techniques. Depending on your specific needs, we'll spend time in the water working on the following: 

Single Hand Cast: PULD, Vertical and Horizontal Plane, Static Roll and Dynamic Roll, Roll-Pick-up, Tension and Water Haul, Reach Mend, Wiggle, Pile and more. 

Two-Hand Cast:  Airborne and Waterborne Anchors.  Switch, Snap T,  Snap C, Single and Double Spey, Overhead, Basic Roll, Snake Roll and more.

Price: E.I. Fly™2X
  • (1) Angler: $50 per hour (x) 4 hours = $200
  • (2) Anglers: $75 per hour (x) 4 hours = $300 ($150 each)
  • (3) Anglers: $100 per hour (x) 4 hours = $400 ($133.33 each)
  • (4) Anglers: $125 per hour (x) 4 hours = $500 ($125 each)
  • For a great full day experience, we can combine the 1X on-land class with the 2X on-water class. Example: three hours on land, one hour lunch break, and four hours in the water.  The advantages of combining theses classes are: 1) students develop casting techniques faster, 2) the process of self-correction takes hold, and 3) by being in the water, we now have the opportunity to thoroughly review the most important cast -- the roll cast. 

Note: Minimum course time is four hours.  Family Experience: Children 12 years old and under are FREE, and must be accompanied by an adult. Hours: Seven days per week.  Equipment: We have equipment, but if you have your own, please bring it.  Home Base: Seacoast of New Hampshire based out of Dover.  We might be able to teach in your hometown, and neighboring states (e.g. Maine, Massachusetts).  Maine Locations: Available from Portland to Kittery, along the route 95 corridor.  Massachusetts Locations: Newburyport to Boston. 


E.I. Fly™3X: Single & Two Hand Casting (Custom Video Analysis)


This is the highest level of casting instruction!  Classes are taught on land.

The E.I. Fly™3X course has been designed for students who have completed the E.I. Fly™1X and 2X classes; or any advance angler desiring 1:1 casting and private group instructions. Each class is custom designed by you and your instructor. 


With latest video technologies, we'll record your casting, and we'll be able to analyze it immediately. For the student, this feature offers the very best educational/learning experience.  In the end, with the help of video, you'll learn how to master, both basic and advance casting techniques.  

Price: E.I. Fly™3X
  • (1) Angler: $65 per hour (x) 4 hours = $260
  • (2) Anglers: $95 per hour (x) 4 hours = $380 ($190 each)
  • (3) Anglers: $120 per hour (x) 4 hours = $480 ($160 each)
  • (4) Anglers: $145 per hour (x) 4 hours = $580 ($145 each)

Note: Minimum course time is four hours.  Family Experience: Children 12 years old and under are FREE, and must be accompanied by an adult. Hours: Seven days per week.  Equipment: We have equipment, but if you have your own, please bring it.  Home Base: Seacoast of New Hampshire based out of Dover.  We might be able to teach in your hometown, and neighboring states (e.g. Maine, Massachusetts).  Maine Locations: Available from Portland to Kittery, along the route 95 corridor.  Massachusetts Locations: Newburyport to Boston.

E.I. Fly™4X: Guiding - Fishing

E.I. Fly™4X

Be prepared to catch fish!

The E.I. Fly™4X service has been designed for students who have completed E.I. Fly™1X, 2X and 3X; or any advance angler desiring 1:1 guiding.  Our goal is to help you catch fish, but we can also teach you how to tight-line nymph with 10ft rods, or swing wet-flies with a switch rod. Bottom line, you will find yourself on technical water experiencing a variety of fly fishing techniques.  If you are an advance beginner or intermediate angler, by days end, you will be able to start fishing on your own.


Our home waters on the seacoast of New Hampshire, the Lamprey and Cocheco, are stocked with Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. These rivers also hold native species such as Fall Fish, Sunfish, Perch, Suckers and Small Mouth Bass (non-native). Due to climate change, warm weather, etc., these rivers can be highly seasonal -- they change from cold water to warm water fisheries.  In other words, if you want to catch a trout let's focus on mid October till the end of May. If you are a beginner or intermediate angler and don't care what specie you catch, wet-wading in June-July-August can be lots of fun. During this time we catch lots of warm water species such as bass, sunfish, and chubs -- it's great practice for beginners, and highly recommended.

Price: E.I. Fly™4X
  • (1) Angler: $45 per (x) 4 hours = $180
  • (2) Anglers: $65 per hour (x) 4 hours = $260 ($130 each)
  • (3) Anglers: $85 per hour (x) 4 hours = $340 ($113.33 each)
  • (4) Anglers: $105 per hour (x) 4 hours = $420 ($105 each)

Note: Minimum four hours (for a better experience, a six hour minimum is best).  Family Experience: Children 12 years old and under are FREE, and must be accompanied by an adult. Hours: Seven days per weekWe have equipment, but if you have your own, please bring it.

4X Home Waters 
  • Southern NH Rivers: Cocheco, Lamprey, Isinglass, Exeter (stocked fish)
  • Southern NH Pond/Lakes: Bellamy Resevoir, Stone House (stocked fish)
  • Middle NH Rivers: Pemigewasset, Newfound (stocked- native fish)
  • Northern Rivers: Connecticut, Androscoggin (stocked-native)

4X Wild Fish Waters

If wild fish is your game, please review the information at: http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/new-england.html

3. E.I. Fly™5X: Fly Tying (Beginner Level)



To complete the cycle of the E.I. Fly Fishing System™ we offer the angler the opportunity to learn how to tie his/her own flies.  Why?  Catching a fish on a fly that you personally tied is an experience that offers an amazing sense of personal pride and accomplishment. 


There are thousands of flies to tie and hundreds of equipment options to chose from.

Where do you start?  We believe you should keep it simple and focus on the basic fundamentals of fly tying. Once you master the basic 'fundamentals' you'll be able to tie any fly in the world!  If you sign-up for a series of lessons, you will learn how to tie a set of 'time tested' flies that are guaranteed to catch fish.  All equipment and materials are provided. 

Price: 
E.I. Fly™5X 
  • (1) Angler: $30 per hour (x) 4 hours = $120
  • (2) Anglers: $40 per hour (x) 4 hours = $160 ($80 each)
  • (3) Anglers: $50 per hour (x) 4 hours = $200 ($66.66 each)
  • (4) Anglers: $60 per hour (x) 4 hours = $240 ($60 each)

Note: Minimum course time is four hours.  Family Experience: Children 12 years old and under are FREE, and must be accompanied by an adult. Hours: Seven days per week.  Home Base: Seacoast of New Hampshire based out of Dover. We might be able to teach in your hometown, and neighboring states (e.g. Maine, Massachusetts). Maine Locations:  Available from Portland to Kittery, along the route 95 corridor. Massachusetts Locations: Newburyport to Boston.