Classes and Seminars

2022 Fly Casting Classes with Sheila and Capt. Bill Hassan

2022 Winter Show Dates

Marlboro, MA Flyfishing Show
April 22 - April 24, 2022. NEW DATES!

I will be doing informative demos on Friday and Sunday, and teaching a beginners casting class on Sunday Morning.
Sign up via the Flyfishing Show website!

NJ Flyfishing Show, Edison NJ
Jan 28 - 30 2022

I will be at the TFO Booth, and will be teaching a beginners casting class.
Sign up via the Flyfishing show website

2022 Special Events

Malden Anglers Club
April 16, 2022 All day.
Check with the club for more info.

South Shore Flycasters
March 26, 2022 AM Hanover MA

2022 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.

2022 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! Masks are required!

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

April 23, 2022 (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 23, 2022 (Saturday) 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM - Distance Fly Casting

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

May 7, 2022 (Saturday) 9 AM – 12:00 PM - Introduction to Fly Casting

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

May 7, 2022 (Saturday) 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM - Intermediate Fly Casting

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

June 18, 2022 (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!
Masks are required for all classes and private lessons!

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

The Joan Wulff School of Fly-Fishing - 2022

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:

April 29 - May 1, 2022 - Casting School
May 2 - 4, 2022 - Mid Week Instructors School
May 13 - 15, 2022 - Trout School
May 20 - 22, 2022 - Trout School
June 3 - 5, 2022 - Casting School
June 10 - 12, 2022 - Trout School
June 24 - 26, 2022 - 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