Phone us @ 732-267-0058




To order a 

GIFT CERTIFICATE or pay for your

Fly Fishing Class

Use multiples of $5 to calculate exact amount or choose a box
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.

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 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 Capt. Mike's own private Kingfisher Pond in Island Heights, Island Beach State Park and on the Toms and Manasquan Rivers 


Casting Classes usually begin at Captain Mike's Fly Shop in Island Heights for classroom work and your first casting lessons on Mike's Pond and lawns. Then we drive to a fishing location either salt or freshwater for the balance of the class.


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



New Jersey though one of the smallest states and the highest population density, amazes

every one that comes and spends some time on it's waters.  From pretty mountain creeks

and the mighty Delaware River in the north west part of the state to the beautiful Atlantic

Beaches or the quiet Pinelands in the south. There are lots of places to fish and to learn fly fishing.


AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS Is headquarterd in Island Heights, N.J.

located along beautiful Barnegat Bay.  One of the "fountains" of American saltwater fly fishing.

Captain Mike Corblies

2014  Classes
A.F.F.S. Organization has grown so much
in the last couple of years that it now requires me to travel
a lot. I am now teaching our sport or exhibiting A.F.F.S
services in  many new places. This means I am not able to hold
classes here in New Jersey as frequently as I did in the past.

The good news is I now have a very good group of instructors
that are available at the Jersey Shore to step right in
and teach these Classes when I am not around. Of course I will
be there every time I can. So with that in mind you can book a
or private lesson from April until December just about any
day that is
good for you.  I will list all the
s I will be available myself, as often as possible so check
this Page no
w and then for updates. My own schedule is
subject to change very quickly. Especially when good fishing opportunities are involved. Thank you, Capt.Mike           


                             Classes are held at:
        Island Heights & I.B.S.P. NEW JERSEY
              Saturday or Sundays depending on the weather

               Remember to check out our Show dates on the 
                                        UPCOMING EVENTS Page

Click here
Capt. John Isdanavage
Al Zlata
Chip Jablonski

Ricky Wolbert
Mike Mc
Paul Healy
John Collins
Capt. Chris Goldmark
Allan Johnson
Bart Lombardo
Capt. Dan Schafer
Capt. Greg Morrison
Me when I am home..
PLEASE NOTENo more Hurricane Sandy problems. Island Beach State
Park is now completely open.

Weekends are when Capt.Mike normally
leads the SALTWATER Classes

YES special week day classes are also available with Captain Mike
for groups
of 3 or more students
Yes we can provide instructors for 1 to 50 students just about
any day you like with our large staff of instructors..
"Over the years we have given many private fly casting lessons and
the trend we have seeis for even
more interest in this.  We now offer a program for this
service in addition to our regular open group classes. Myself and
all of our instructors have a good spot near our homes where we can
spend an hour or two providing you a casting lesson. Some of our
instructors are also available to travel to your location to provide
private lessons at a slightly higher fee to cover travel expenses".

1 Hour lesson $50
2 Hours $80
Travel re-imbursement .50 per mile
6 Hour Class $150 includes Lunch
 @ Fly Fishing's Historic 
3 C's Restaurant in Seaside Park

2014 - N.J. Spring Class Dates with Capt. Mike

June 14, 21, 22, 28, 29
Call 732-267-0058 TODAY

Dates are subject to change for fishing trips or Shows, etc.
Always call on the day before to confirm your class and to get final directions... 
1/1/14..CAPTAIN'S LOG.. Below you will find the dates available when I will be leading our SALTWATER SCHOOL Classes.. My self and some of my associate Captains and Guides are waiting to take you flyroding this year.. Our Jersey Beaches and waters are all open again.. Surf fishing starts in April and is usually at it's best around Thanksgiving. Our KC Kayaks, FREEDOM HAWKS, GHEENOE and 19' flats boat are ready for action.. Ricky is fired up to take you kayak fishing on the Mullica and Barnegat Bay with his fleet of kayaks.. Capt. Al can put you outside the Inlet and along the Beaches of I.B.S.P. and Long Beach Island whee he is always fishing. You can come to Barnegat Bay and test paddle a KC or FREEDOM HAWK just about any time you like. My little 14' Gheenoe is ready for 1 angler trips with me in the back bays and creeks so give me a call.. Our trips in Florida for Redfish and the Bahamas for Bonefish or Tarpon in Puerto Rico are always great.. We have it all set up with the best guides and places to stay.. We can take you fishing with us any time you want to go to lots of great places.. Fish On...

UPCOMING 2014 - N.J. Class Dates 
July 4, 5, 6

Stop by our CASTING POND featured at many 
Sportsman Events this year 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 in May in South 
Carolina at our freshwater school.. Check out the information about that on our GROUP TRIPS 
Page. We also have weekly dates available for 
our Bahamas Bonefish School. Find all the 
details on that at our "CRUISE & CAST" Page..  




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

water flyrodding techniques. A day 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..


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..



We offer two different freshwater Classes locally. 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, carp and other species..



We charge $150 per student for our all day Saltwater School which includes soft drinks,

water and snacks plus a full lunch at the historic 3'C's luncheonette in Seaside Park

(The birthplace of the first saltwater fly fishing club in America). You will need to bring

your waders, salt water registry card, 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 it during your class.



We prefer to have our students spend the time and the little extra money it costs to take

freshwater lessons with our affiliated A.F.F.S. member instructors in northern New Jersey.

They are better prepared than we are for most fresh water species. 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).   

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.
To visit Richard's website click here.. .