Fort Collins Fly Fishing Lessons: I LOVE teaching

Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” — Nikos Kazantzakis


The above quotation sums up my experience as an  E.I. Fly™ student.  Mark is one of the most generous teachers I know.  His vast knowledge about fishing and the wilderness is only exceeded by his patience.   He is an inspirational teacher and a new friend.   

Thank you Mark for introducing me to the joy and wonder of fly-fishing, a lifelong adventure.   


H. Brown. 



"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." -- Nikos Kazantzakis

The above quotation sums up my experience as an  E.I. Fly™ student.  Mark is one of the most generous teachers I know.  His vast knowledge about fishing and the wilderness is only exceeded by his patience.   He is an inspirational teacher and a new friend.   

Thank you Mark for introducing me to the joy and wonder of fly-fishing, a lifelong adventure.   


H. Brown. 



Fort Collins Fly Fishing Lessons: Steady, Planned Progress

My approach to fly fishing instruction is unique, and highly effective.  Client TestimonialHow do I even begin to thank you and First Cast Fly Fishing for the instruction that I have been receiving this summer? For the first time, I feel conf…

My approach to fly fishing instruction is unique, and highly effective.  

Client Testimonial

How do I even begin to thank you and First Cast Fly Fishing for the instruction that I have been receiving this summer? For the first time, I feel confident on the water knowing that my casting is more crisp, accurate and efficient than it has ever been in my life. Your E.I. Fly casting curriculum has provided me with a systematic series of lessons and drills that built upon each other seamlessly. Coupled with your patient and logical teaching style, your program has brought my casting to a level I never thought possible. You are a gifted teacher and coach that has helped me transform from a fisherman to a FLY FISHERMAN. Thank you!

Keith Tode

Fort Collins Fly Fishing Lessons: Two Hand Casting

The secret of two hand casting is mastering single hand roll casts and utilizing teaching techniques/language  that allows people to maximize their natural brain-body intelligence (i.e., keep it simple).  

If you sign up for a two handed class, don’t be surprised to spend lots of time with a single hand rod — You will soon understand why and thank me later.

Client Testimonials 

Had the pleasure of taking a 2-handed casting class with Mark Foley this morning. A friend and I have been fishing single-handed rods for many years but wanted to expand our repertoire by fishing switch rods. Mark was great to work with and took all the mystery out of learning two-handed casting principles and also showed us how we can apply all of the same techniques to improve our single handed casting. Mark’s teaching style was a perfect match as he showed us how we could build on the basic roll-cast to slowly work our way into a half dozen or so spey casts, without bogging us down with un-necessary technical discussions or history lessons – he just taught us what we needed to know to be able to go out and fish! Very much a productive way to spend a morning, would highly recommend Mark as fly casting instructor at any level and can see how he would make an excellent guide as well!

T. Sheehy

I really enjoyed the two handed casting instruction, it will be a game changer when I am off to big waters this fall . As a single handed caster for over 45 years, I appreciated your instruction wasn’t right “from the manual of Skagit, spey or two handed casting”, but rather very individualized to my strengths, weaknesses, good and bad habits. Given I had my shoulder replaced last year, there were a few motion and strength limitations that you were able to find alternatives or solutions to. Thanks again, I will be in touch.

S. Murphy

The secret of two hand casting is mastering single hand roll casts and utilizing teaching techniques/language  that allows people to maximize their natural brain-body intelligence (i.e., keep it simple).  

If you sign up for a two handed class, don't be surprised to spend lots of time with a single hand rod -- You will soon understand why and thank me later.

Client Testimonials 

Had the pleasure of taking a 2-handed casting class with Mark Foley this morning. A friend and I have been fishing single-handed rods for many years but wanted to expand our repertoire by fishing switch rods. Mark was great to work with and took all the mystery out of learning two-handed casting principles and also showed us how we can apply all of the same techniques to improve our single handed casting. Mark's teaching style was a perfect match as he showed us how we could build on the basic roll-cast to slowly work our way into a half dozen or so spey casts, without bogging us down with un-necessary technical discussions or history lessons - he just taught us what we needed to know to be able to go out and fish! Very much a productive way to spend a morning, would highly recommend Mark as fly casting instructor at any level and can see how he would make an excellent guide as well!

T. Sheehy

I really enjoyed the two handed casting instruction, it will be a game changer when I am off to big waters this fall . As a single handed caster for over 45 years, I appreciated your instruction wasn’t right “from the manual of Skagit, spey or two handed casting”, but rather very individualized to my strengths, weaknesses, good and bad habits. Given I had my shoulder replaced last year, there were a few motion and strength limitations that you were able to find alternatives or solutions to. Thanks again, I will be in touch.

S. Murphy