Phone us @ 732-267-0058

A.F.F.S.  SALTWATER SCHOOLS 

 732-267-0058

 

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Capt. Mike demonstrating the use of his big stripping baskets for long range casts on Barnegat Bay to catch Spring Bluefish...
Capt. Mike Corblies (L) and Butch Colvin (R) The fathers of AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS.
OUR NEXT 2016 - N.J. Class Dates

JULY 10  Basic Salt Water Class - I.B.S.P.
JULY 23 & 24  Inshore Shark Class- Seaside Park
JULY 30 & 31  Inshore Shark Class - Seaside Park
Note; The Basic or Shark Class dates can be 
switched around depending on Student requests..
Summer Week day classes are also available for 
students for groups of at least 2 students minimum..
 l teach 1 to 5 persons 
Maximum class size.
Minimum age for students is 12 years old with 
parent approval. Class Fee is half price for kids 
Ages 12 - 17
Half price tuition for U.S.Veterans, Police and Fire 
Fighters Active or Retired with I.D.
4 hour class length a.m or p.m. your choice..
Classes are outdoors on the water
Morning Class 8 - 12
Videos & Indoor Lunch with Capt. Mike 12 - 1
Afternoon Class 1 - 5 
$125 per person Includes all the tackle and 
equipment you will need and a nice lunch is 
included in the price at either the 
3 C's in Seaside Park, N.J.
or the DOCK RESTAURANT, Seaside Hts. N.J.
 
Stop by our CASTING POND featured at many 
Sportsman Events and get a FREE 
lesson to get you started.. Find out the available
dates on our UPCOMING EVENTS Page. We are 
also available for lessons from March to
December in South Carolina 
Florida year round  
Plus various dates at 
our other schools.. Check out even
more information about classes and private lessons 
on our 
GROUP TRIPS Page. 
We also have dates available for 
our Bahamas Bonefish School. Find all the 
details on that at our "CRUISE & CAST" Page..  

CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT..
732-267-0058


We Offer Classes in both Salt and Fresh Water Fly Fishing

 

With over 50 Years of living both Fresh & Saltwater Fly Fishing  and half of that running the

first salt water fly fishing school created in New Jersey you know you are in experienced hands

 to begin learning this sport...

 

Classes are held throughout Ocean County including, Island Beach State Park and on the

Toms, Mullica and Manasquan Rivers 

 

Fly tying  and Intermediate caster classes (custom shooting head building)  are held at the

Rolling Fly Shop.

 

732-267-0058


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SALTWATER BEGINNER COURSES

Emphasis is on basic casting skills, knots, lines, leaders, equipment selection and lots of information 

on salt water flyrodding techniques. A class with us will provide you all the basic skills needed to start 

catching fish with the fly rod. Our students for the last 10 years have told us consistently that we do not

charge enough money for the knowledge and experience we provide them. Many have made that 

statement to us after having attended some of the "Big" name Schools and have then come to us for 

"further instruction". We have been involved in the sport of saltwater flyroding for over 50 years..

We split our Beginner Classes in to 2 segments. The first is our "Backwater" Bay & Estuaries Class 

that introduces students to Rods, reels, fly lines and all the gear needed to use in this arena of salt water fly fishing. Casting and fish playing techniwues are taught hands on with the rods of 6 to 10 weights. Lots 

to learn and how to practice to become proficient are emphasied in this first session. We recommend 

 

SALTWATER INTERMEDIATE CASTERS CLINIC

The focus at this level is on distance casting and the use of shooting head systems for salt water

flyrodding and big freshwater situations. Student casting problems are video taped and worked on with

your instructors advice. Custom shooting head systems (fly lines) are discussed and then tailored to the individual requirements..

 

FRESHWATER BEGINNERS CLASS

We offer several different freshwater classes. One for trout and salmon fishing in Rivers and

streams and the other for fly fishing in Ponds and Lakes for "Warm Water" fish. Each class is a half day

(4 hour program) that introduces you to the fundamentals of fly fishing and the various flies used to catch gamefish. Hands on knot tying and tackle selection are explained in detail. The first half of the

class is devoted to individual instruction in the basics of freshwater fly casting. The second half of the

class is spent on the water learning the various techniques used for catching either trout or 

"warmwater species" like bass, bluegills, crappie, pickerel, pike, muskies, carp, stripers and other 

 species..

PRICING & MORE INFO

Saltwater

We charge $150 per student for our 4 hour Saltwater classes in New Jersey.  We offer both a 

Back Bay, Estuary flyrodding class and an Ocean side Surf and Jetty fishing Class. Many 

students take the Back Bay Class in the Spring and then return in the Fall for our Ocean side 

classes. We can adjust that schedule to suit our students preferences if they prefer one over 

the other to assist their upcoming travel plans. Both classes include soft drinks, South Carolina 

saltwater classes are split between our classroom at Black's Camp and on the water time in the

 "Low Country Marshes" or the Charleston area beaches.. A  lunch or dinner is included at 

BLACK'S CAMP RESTAURANT. N.J. classes include a nice lunch at the historic 3'C's 

luncheonette in Seaside Park (The birthplace of the first saltwater fly fishing club in America).  

Or the DOCK Restaurant in Seaside Park, N.J. Florida classes include lunch at the ANGLERS 

PUB in North Fort Myers. 

We provide bottle water, soft drinks and snacks during all our classes You will need to bring 

your waders, salt water registry card or State license (depending on location)  polarized 

sunglasses, sun block, insect repellant and appropriate clothing including a waterproof jacket.

All the necessary fly fishing tackle and class equipment is provided by our gracious sponsors 

and American Fly Fishing Schools. You should bring along any saltwater fly fishing gear you 

may already own for an evaluation of its suitability for use in the class you are taking.. 

 

Freshwater

In New Jersey we prefer to have our students spend the time and the little extra money it costs

 to take their freshwater lessons with our affiliated A.F.F.S. member instructors in northern New Jersey. The waters in North Jersey are better suited to trout fishing. However we do offer half 

day fresh water lessons here in Ocean County for students that do not want to travel and also 

for students that seek knowledge about our local ponds and streams. We charge $100 for these classes. Water, soft drinks and snacks are provided. You will need boots or waders, freshwater

license with a trout stamp, polarized glasses, sun screen, insect repellant and appropriate 

clothing (long sleeved shirts/jackets are best).   At our South Carolina BLACK'S CAMP facility our 

classes are designed for information and fishing for the species that are most plentiful at the 

time of the class. Full lodging and guide services as well as our own classroom are available at this 

this location. Our freshwater classes in Florida are held at LEE and Charlotte County bass ponds and 

also at the WOLF~GLEN SCHOOL location in Punta Gorda with F.F.F. Master Casting Instructor Jack Montague.

The life cycle of the Barnegat Bay silversides was created by Wildlife Photographer  Richard King. 
To purchase copies of his amazing art work - photography visit our  A.F.F.S.
FLY SHOP and click on the ART tab.
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