Fly Fishing Education

2018 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: $100 Per Person | 
**Click the date you are interested in to sign up, or call the store for more information


TCO State College
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SUNDAYS 9am  - 2pm
April 8th | May 13th | June 10th | July 15th | August 19th

TCO Reading
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SUNDAYS 9am  - 2pm
April 8th | May 6th | June 3rd | July 22nd | August 12th

TCO Bryn Mawr
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SUNDAYS 9am  - 2pm
April 8th | May 6th | June 3rd | July 22nd | August 12th

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: $185 | 6 Hours
DATES: to sign up, click on the date, call the store at 717.609.0169 xt 5 or email Dusty
April 7th or 14th | May 12th or 26thJune 9th or 16th |July 14thAugust 18th | September 8th or 22ndOctober 13th or 27th

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.

 TCO Outdoors - Boiling Springs (click for directions or store contact)
PRICE: $375 | 2 Full Days
DATES: to sign up, click on the date, call the store at 717.609.0169 xt 5 or email Dusty
April 7th-8th or 14th-15th | May 12th-13th or 26th-27thJune 9th-10th or 16th-17th |July 14th-15thAugust 18th-19th | September 8th-9th or 22nd-23rdOctober 13th-14th or 27th-28th

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. 

**No signup is required.. simply show up and learn about the exciting sport of fly fishing!!

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 State College
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Time: 11am -1pm
May 5th | June 2nd
TCO Boiling Springs
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April 26th | May 17th | May 31st | June 14th | June 28th | July 12th | July 26th

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