Fly Fishing Education

2019 Fly Fishing Educational Classes

Join us at your favorite TCO location to learn more about the exciting world of fly fishing. Whether you are a beginner or want to brush up on your casting skills, there is a class for you. If you don't see a class you are interested in, please let us know. We also offer private lessons tailored to your needs. Our goal at TCO Fly Shop is to make sure that you are successful on the water and that you are having fun doing it! 

Beginner Fly Fishing Schools 
Join TCO as we cover everything you need to get started in the exciting world of fly fishing through our time tested teaching curriculum. Our instructors will patiently explain and educate you on the basic concepts and fundamentals of casting, fly selection, entomology, reading the water and knot tying. The 5 hour hands-on lesson allows ample time for all your questions to be answered and common fly casting problems to be corrected. Don't worry if you do not own a fly rod outfit, TCO is happy to provide a free rental to anyone enrolled
in our Beginners School. We will also provide refreshments during the day. The only thing you need to have on you is a PA fishing license.

TCO instructors will work with you for 5 hours with an equal mix of classroom and on the water time. 

The TCO Beginner Schools will consist of:

  • Choosing the correct equipment
  • Trout Behavior
  • Basic knot tying
  • Casting Workshop
  • Basic dry fly and nymphing presentation
  • Pattern selection
  • Introduction to entomology

PRICE: $125 Per Person | 
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TCO State College
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Sundays 9:30am - 3:30pm

April 7th | May 5th | June 9th | July 21st | August 11th
TCO Reading
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Sundays 9am - 3pm

April 7th | May 5th | June 2nd | July 14th | Aug 11th

TCO Haverford / Orvis
(class held on Tulpehocken Creek, Reading, PA)
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Sundays 9am - 3pm

April 7th | May 5th | June 2nd | July 14th | Aug 11th

TCO Boiling Springs One Day Fly Fishing School | 9am - 4pm
Our one-day clinic focuses on the fundamentals of fly casting. it is designed for beginners who want to get started on the right way in a relaxed atmosphere with patient instructors. It is also a great way for more experienced anglers to hone their casting skills by focusing on basic casting mechanics. You will master the roll cast, basic cast, false casting and shooting line with the aid of video analysis. The origins and history of fly fishing along with terminology, knot tying and tackle selection will be covered as well. Class includes lunch.

TCO Outdoors - Boiling Springs (click for directions or store contact)
PRICE: $195 | 6 Hours
DATES: to sign up, click on the date, call the store at 717.609.0169 xt 5 or email Dusty
April 27th | May 4th | May 25thJune 1st | June 22nd | July 13thAugust 24th | September 21st | October 19th

TCO Boiling Springs Two Day Fly Fishing School
Our most popular offering, this two-day clinic combines the fundamental of fly fishing with practical experience. It is tailored for the person who wants an in-depth introduction to the sport. The first day of the class covers basic casting mechanics as well as the tackle and knots used in the sport. Time will be spent in our classroom and on the lake just outside as you master the skills, with the help of video analysis, to develop a cast that is efficient, effective and repeatable. We will also begin a discussion on fly design and how it relates to what fish eat. 

The second day will be spent primarily on the stream. You will be introduced to riparian ecology, fly selection (matching the hatch), reading water, moving water casts, presentation casts, line management and aquatic entomology. Later in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to catch your first fish on a fly as you are guided by your instructors. You will leave this class with a foundation of skills and knowledge that will allow you to enjoy fly fishing and continue learning on your own. Class includes lunch.
LOCATION: TCO Outdoors - Boiling Springs (click for directions or store contact)
PRICE: $395 | 2 Full Days
DATES: to sign up, click on the date, call the store at 717.609.0169 xt 5 or email Dusty
April 27th-28th | May 4th-5th | May 25th-26thJune 1st-2nd | June 22nd-23rd | July 13th-14thAugust 24th-25thSeptember 21st-22nd | October 19th-20th


TCO Reading - On Stream Continuing Education Classes

TCO Reading - Dry Fly Class

Join TCO as we enhance your skills in dry fly fishing. Our instructor will patiently explain and educate you on advanced concepts and fundamentals of casting and presenting dry flies properly. We will also discuss and demonstrate the importance of a drag free drift, fly selection, and gear selection.
The 4 hour hands-on lesson allows ample time for all your questions to be answered while focusing on techniques that will improve your hook up ratio.

  • PA fishing license is needed by all students.

Cost: $150
Date/Time: June 2nd - 2pm - 6pm
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Fly Fishing 101 FREE CLASS
If you're looking for a great way to get the family together outside, our Fly Fishing 101 class is the perfect event to get started. Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can participate in. All ages are welcome to attend the event, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family and learn what this great sport is all about. 

**Signup is required / No Charge! Simply call or email the store you would like to attend the 101 Class at... let us know your name, phone and email.  We will get you signed up. 

Fly Fishing 101 | 2 Hour Class

Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.


TCO Haverford / Orvis
610-527-3388 xt 2
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Time: 8am - 10am
March 30th (Full) | April 6th (Full) | April 13th | April 20th | April 27th
TCO Reading
610-678-1899 xt 1
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Time: 3pm - 5pm
April 3rd | April 10th | May 1st | May 15th | May 29th | June 5th | June 19th | July 3rd | July 17th
TCO Boiling Springs
717-609-0169 xt 5

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April 11th | April 25th | May 9th | May 23rd | June 6th | June 20th
TCO State College
814-689-3654 xt 3

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Time: 1pm-2pm
May 11th |  June 8th

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