Fly Fishing Courses in Scotland – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeenshire
Fly fishing courses for beginners are readily available throughout Scotland.
Firstly, Alba Game Fishing is based in Edinburgh and offers fly fishing courses for beginners for trout, grayling, pike and salmon. In addition, Fly fishing lessons can be a full or half day, and we can provide transport and lunch.
Importantly, our fishing instructors are fully insured and qualified SGAIC certified. Moreover, they also hold Disclosure certificates, can safely work with children. Secondly, if transport is required we are the only fishing guiding company in Scotland to include Hire and Reward Insurance.
Alba has a team of 20 fly fishing guides in Scotland. They are located in all the regions of Scotland, and each have different specialist fishing experience.
Generally, most fishing venues where we hold courses, have a fishing hut, with an area where we can cover the theory. For the main, we try to focus on practical experience, so the main bulk of the course is outdoors on the water, learning different casting techniques and skills.
In conclusion, a day in the outdoors, learning new skills can be deeply rewarding, and a wonderful way to disconnect from our busy lives. In fact, if you are considering giving a loved one a unique birthday or Christmas gift, then a day in the outdoors learning to fly fish can make the ideal present – Fly Fishing Gift Voucher
- Fly Fishing Lessons – Course Itinerary for beginners
- Introduction to fly fishing equipment
- Safety and what clothing to wear
- How to assemble rods and set up and tie knots
- Basic overhead and rolls casts
- Playing and handling the fish
- Fly choice
- Landing and releasing the fish
Spey Casting Tuition and lessons on Scottish Rivers
Finally, we host spey casting lessons on the River Tweed and River Tay system. Our SGAIC fly casting instructors can assess your casting technique and help to develop and improve various casts. We carry stock of Scott Mackenzie, Sage and Orvis fly rods, and different fly lines. This allows you to combine and evaluate different rod/ line combinations. Lastly, we carry a huge stock of Orvis breathable Waders in all sizes as well as boots with tungsten studs, ensuring a good grip on the river bed.