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Fly – Fishing Weekend

April 21 - April 23


The Secrets of Fly-Fishing Success

This retreat is designed for aspiring fly-fishers, as well as veteran fly-fishers that have never taken a formal course. This three-day course reveals the all secrets of fly fishing, from setting up your equipment, tying knots, identifying aquatic insects, determining where fish lay in a stream, and selecting a fly, casting and fishing it in a way that leads to success. Come and learn all the essential knowledge and skills of fly fishing from a pro!
We will start with in classroom and on the lawn sessions to provide you with enough information to purchase the right equipment and the basic skills necessary to get you on the stream. Sunday we will focus on fly fishing strategies, including actual fishing time on a local stream. Sunday is a practicum that will let you apply your new knowledge and skill in real fishing situations.
Gary Kell, a native of NW Pennsylvania, has been fly fishing for nearly 50 years. He has taught 100’s of people various aspects of fly fishing. For five years, Gary was a lead fly fishing instructor for L L Bean. In 2009, he became a Master Certified Instructor through the Fly Fishers International (FFI) instructor certification program and in 2016 received the (FFI) Governors Mentoring Award. His latest achievement was as a co-author on the new Keystone Fly Fishing Guide. Currently he resides in Warren, PA where he owns and operates Gary Kell The Fly Fishing Coach providing fly fishing instructional services.

Event Information

  • Pricing includes two-nights stay (private hotel style room with linens), six meals, and course tuition. Discount available for those willing to select or be assigned a roommate. Contact Olmsted about commuter rates.
  • Register online, print and mail the registration form, or call to register at (814) 945-6512
  • No equipment necessary. Designed for ages 15+. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.


April 21
April 23
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Olmsted Retreat Center
17 East Main St.
Ludlow, PA 16333 United States
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