Instructional Outings & Classes
Sometimes taking an introductory class is a more time and cost effective way to learn about fly fishing. We offer individual, private group and open group instruction throughout the seasons in Texas. Open registration classes are typically held for groups of 5-15 people, and typically have 1 instructor for every five students. Individuals and small groups (2 or more) will be paired up with other students to make their work group.
To inquire about individual or private group instruction, please contact me directly to set up a class time. Individual and private group classes follow the same (or very similar) format as the open group classes but if you have a specific skill set you would like to improve upon, please let me know, and we can tailor a class for your specific skill level and needs.
Current Class Schedule
- Guadalupe River 101: TBD
- Guadalupe River 201: TBD
Half Day Introduction to Guadalupe River Trout Fishing
Guadalupe Trout 101: This Class is an open group class that is offered each month from December through March. It is a half day class (4 hours) that is intended to serve as a launching point for those interested in learning about fly fishing for trout.
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Entomology and Intermediate Trout Fishing Techniques
Guadalupe Trout 201: This class picks up where Trout 101 leaves off, expanding on casting techniques for the Guadalupe as well as gaining greater knowledge about the bugs and hatches that we see on the Guadalupe River and give you a base of knowledge that will help you recognize hatches on other trout streams as well.
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Full Day Kayak Fly Fishing
Kayak Fly Fishing: This class is a full day, intermediate level class teaching the finer points of fishing in the Texas Hill Country by kayak. Diablo Paddlesports will be on hand to provide the the kayaks. Learn about rigging your kayak, safe paddling as well as how to target bass and other warm water species in the Texas Hill Country.
Half Day Introduction to Warm Water Fly Fishing
River Bass 101: Warm water fishing with a fly rod opens up many more river in the Texas Hill Country for exploration and chances at a wide variety of fish species. This class is intended for those who have no fly fishing experience or those who have a limited experience with fly fishing for bass.
About Your Instructors
For group classes greater than 5 people, additional instructors are added to the class, keeping a student to instructor ratio that is never greater than 5:1. Each of the instructors in a class have first hand knowledge of fishing throughout the Texas Hill Country and are their to provide each student with factual information and advice about fishing in the area.
The lead instructor in each group is a licensed fishing guide who specializes in fishing in the Texas Hill Country and, quite often, that instructor is assisted by another angler who helps to provide additional information and instruction, as well as helping to untangle any knots that my happen along the way.
The Class Schedule is updated throughout the season.
Already have a group? We offer group rates for classes for 8-15+ people.
Guadalupe River Fishing and Guadalupe River Fishing Reports as well as Llano River Fly Fishing and Llano River Fishing Reports. Castell Guide Service is your source for Guadalupe River trout fishing and Guadalupe River Trout fishing reports as well as for Guadalupe River public access information and booking a trip with Guadalupe River Trout Guides