Childhood Memories

Cathey and I made a trip a few weeks ago that really brought back a lot of childhood memories. We were in Bryson City North Carolina getting ready to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Train Express through parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains. The scenery on the train ride was spectacular along the Nantahala River, but what really got my attention was the huge Lionel Train display in Bryson City. The display was a theme recreation of the 50’s and 60’s complete with a working drive in theater and numerous other displays that was present in those early years. I spent over an hour filming and talking to the conductor of the six trains that were running and viewing the hundreds of models that Lionel has on display there. The little model train sets my brother and I played with back in the day were not on this level. 


 

Cathey and I made a trip a few weeks ago that really brought back a lot of childhood memories. We were in Bryson City North Carolina getting ready to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Train Express through parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains. The scenery on the train ride was spectacular along the Nantahala River, but what really got my attention was the huge Lionel Train display in Bryson City. The display was a theme recreation of the 50’s and 60’s complete with a working drive in theater and numerous other displays that was present in those early years. I spent over an hour filming and talking to the conductor of the six trains that were running and viewing the hundreds of models that Lionel has on display there. The little model train sets my brother and I played with back in the day were not on this level. 

 

New England Fly Fishing Lessons and Guiding

Welcome to the 2017 New England Fishing SeasonExperience the Very Best Fly Fishing Instruction and Guiding ProgramsBased on science, and years of teaching and guiding, one-on-one or small group programs are the best educational experiences. &…



Welcome to the 2017 
New England Fishing Season

Experience the Very Best Fly Fishing Instruction and Guiding Programs


Based on science, and years of teaching and guiding, one-on-one or small group programs are the best educational experiences.  Therefore, we do not herd people into traditional large group (e.g., 5-20 people) weekend classes. Depending on which service you pick, we never teach more than four people per event.

We offer single-day and multi-day programs that are 100% customized to meet your skill level and developmental needs.  We can teach you how to cast single and two-hand rods up to 100 feet, but we prefer to teach you how to be deadly accurate within 60 feet.  Also, we teach basic to advance dry-fly, wet-fly, streamer, and indicator and tight-line nymph fishing techniques. 

Your instructors and guides have decades of experience on and off the river.  We are professionally trained and certified to be both educators and guides.  We have passed state and national criminal background checks. Outside of fishing, we are educated professionals, holding advance degrees.  Your instruction will be highly active and personal -- no classroom lectures or videos.  You will be working with excellent communicators -- the key to great instruction.










Casting Lessons and Guiding in
New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts 



Single Hand or Two Hand Rods
  • On land and in a river (i.e., not a casting pond -- we put you in real casting situations).
  • Available seven days per week, at your convenience -- we don't herd people into large classes, typically held on weekends.
  • Create your own group and save money. 
  • For more information, please visit: http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/lessons-guiding_22.html

 Wild Fish Programs: Casting and Guiding

Client Testimonials

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Contact

Feel to call or email us anytime.  Please visit http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/fees-contact.html

DIY Fly Fishing Patagonia: Wisconsin to Brown Town

In a world filled with fly fishing propaganda, we believe our guided DIY fishing programs are the closest thing to the real Patagonia experience.  But, don’t take our word, read our client testimonials. We had an awesome three days floating the Ju…

In a world filled with fly fishing propaganda, we believe our guided DIY fishing programs are the closest thing to the real Patagonia experience.  But, don't take our word, read our client testimonials.




























We had an awesome three days floating the Junin de los Andes area with First Cast. Our guide, was as knowledgable and as good of a rower as any guide I have ever had, and he genuinely loved fishing and helping us hook into some big ones. One of the best aspects of First Cast is that everyone involved is really passionate about fly fishing, and that passion finds its way into their trips. Then there is the fact that the fishing is all you could dream of! Mark and his partner were also very helpful in planning the rest of our DIY trip in Argentina. Both are very communicative, which was incredibly helpful throughout the trip. I hope I can make it back down to Argentina to fish again, if I do, First Cast will be the first people to know!

B. Goodwin. Wisconsin, USA