Classes and Seminars

2020 Fly Casting Classes with Sheila and Capt. Bill Hassan

2020 Winter Show Dates

Jan. 17–19 Cast90 booth and casting demos daily at the Marlboro Flyfishing Show.

Jan. 24–26 Edison, NJ Flyfishing show. We'll be at the Royal Wulff or the TFO booth. Sheila will be teaching a casting class! See the show page for info and to sign up.

Feb. 22 The Bears Den Fly Fishing Expo ! Free! - 31 years straight! This is a great way to spend the day, and it gets better every year! Be sure to mark this one down. Don't miss this one!

2020 Special Events

I will be teaching an indoor Beginning Fly casting class at the 2020 Marlboro MA and the Edison NJ flyfishing show.

Please check the show website for more details and to reserve your spot! If you have gear, bring it or I can provide it for the class. Class size is limited so sign up soon!

April 11, 2020  - South Shore Flycasters. - Private club event.

April 18, 2020 - Malden Anglers Club. - Private club event.

2020 Indoor Classes: Introduction to the Sport of Fly-Fishing

This indoor class will cover the basics of how to get started in fly-fishing. You will learn about the equipment, including rods, reels, lines, waders, and other gear; learn the differences between fresh and saltwater fly-fishing; basic knot tying; fly selection; fishing conservation; as well as beginning fly casting with an indoor practice rod.

This is a fast-paced beginner's class designed to get you ready for the spring fishing season. The instructor will provide all materials and handouts; you should bring a pen and paper for notes if desired. Please sign up for these classes through the sponsoring organizations.

March 24, 2020 (Tuesday) - 7:00 – 9:00 pm Franklin, MA
 Tri-County School

March 31, 2020 (Tuesday) - 7:00 – 9:00 pm Framingham, MA Keefe Technical School.

2020 Outdoor Fly Casting Classes

We offer three levels of outdoor classes; please review the descriptions to find the class which best meets your needs. The class dates are listed below.

This outdoor class will focus on developing the fundamentals of good fly casting, the most important skill for successful fly-fishing. It will cover the assembly, use and maintenance of the equipment, the roll cast, the basic cast, false casting, and shooting line. All fly casting equipment is provided. Students should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, and appropriate footwear for being around water.

This class is the next step in your development and takes your casting to the next level. Topics include casting efficiency, handling windy conditions, learning the double haul, and more. Students should bring their own gear, 5–10 wt rod with a matching weight forward floating line.

This class is geared to the saltwater fly-fisherman, looking to increase the distance of their average cast. Distance seminars will cover the essential elements of distance casting: proper loading and unloading of the fly rod, forming tight loops, lengthening the casting stroke with drift and the double haul. Students should bring their own gear, 7–10 wt rod with a matching weight forward floating line is ideal (no sinking lines please).

All classes meet at the shop 15 minutes before class time! Please be on time!

Top-quality equipment is provided for all classes, or feel free to use your own!

April 25, 2020 (Saturday) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Intro to Fly Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details and to reserve your spot.

April 25 (Saturday) 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM - Distance Fly Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

May 9 (Saturday) 9 AM – 12:00 PM - Introduction to Fly Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

May 9 (Saturday) 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM - Intermediate Fly Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

June 20 (Saturday) 9 AM – 12:00 PM - Introduction to Fly Casting

-Bears Den Fly Shop . Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

Note: We only take eight students for these classes and they usually sell out. Reserve your spot early!

If you can't make a class, email to check private lesson availability.

The Joan Wulff School of Fly-Fishing - 2020

The Wulff School of Fly Fishing is located in Lew Beach, New York. For more information and to reserve your place, please contact the school directly. I am the chief instructor/program director and will be teaching at the school on the following weekends:

May 1–3 2020 Casting School
May 4–6 Mid Week Instructor School
May 15–17 Trout School
May 29–31 Trout School

June 5–7 Casting School
June 12–14 Trout School
June 26–28 Trout School

Please contact the school to register. These classes will be full, so please register early!

Feel free to e-mail me for information on these dates, or any other lesson information you may need.

Sheila and Joan