FLORIDA FLY FISHING SCHOOLS
OUR A.F.F.S. Organization has grown so much
in the last couple of years that it 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 Florida as frequently as I would like to.
The good news is I have a very good group of local instructors
and others that visit us from near and far that come to Florida
to enjoy the great fly fishing we enjoy here year round.
We now offer classes at 2 great South Florida locations for our students to learn the sport at. Our original location outside Punta Gorda is a 5+ acre nature preserve called WOLF~GLEN that is the
residence of Jack Montague a nationally known F.F.F. Master
Fly Casting Instructor.
WOLF~GLEN NATURE PRESERVE - Punta Gorda
Jack's facility features 3 well stocked ponds full of the largest Tilapia you will probably ever see any place. Tilapia which have been caught here have reached 12 pounds in weight. If you can imagine a Bluegill on steroids then that is how these fish fight on light fly tackle.
More importantly they are fairly easy for beginners to hook and then learn how to be played correctly, landed and released with a fly rod under the watchful eyes of an expert fly fisher that will coach you through the process. If you allready have some skills and experience in fly fishing and want to improve your game in line control, double hauling, mending, distance casting and other
techniques then spending some time with Jack Montague will improve your skills in many ways. Though this school facility is based on freshwater and techniques taught here is what the primary focus is on, Jack has caught many saltwater species including some very large tarpon, redfish, sea trout, bonefish and permit to mention just some of the species. Jack can certainly advise you on all the right techniques, flies, gear and locations to be successful in the salt both locally and many other places.
A.F.F.S. SALT WATER ESTUARY SCHOOL
O.B.V. in North Fort Myers is a great spot to learn fly casting and the tidal River and Creek flyrodding techniques we use to
catch many of our popular Florida gamefish species.
Capt. Mike bases his Kayak Fishing Guide Service from this
location including his flats boat trips and larger center console boat trips. All our students that want to learn beach, kayak or
offshore flyrodding techniques will take classes at O.B.V.
This allows us to offer additional classes that are
tailored to our students specific interests in our sport.
Not all students have an interest in climbing rocks or
fly casting in the surf. Some are more in tune with wading the
usually calmer back bay waters in our sport. Other students
are just the opposite and prefer the Oceanside. Some want to
experience it all. What ever your interest is, we can
provide the instruction, equipment and knowledge to get you
started correctly and enjoying it safely.
Of course as my schedule permits I will be there every time
I can. So with this in mind: Between myself and our group of
pro instructors like Capt. Al Zlata of North Fort, Myers, Jack and others you can book a class or private lesson just about any
day of the year that is right for you. I will list all the
days I am available, so check this Page now and then for updates. My own schedule is subject to change very quickly. Especially when good fishing opportunities are involved. I'm sure you understand..
Thank you and I'll see you in Class..
Classes are held at:
O.B.V. - N. Fort Myers
WOLF~GLEN Nature Preserve
depending on the weather
GOOD WEATHER = OUTDOOR CLASSES
Rain Days = Fly Tying Indoor Classes
Remember to check our Show dates on our UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE and come to one and
meet us there for a FREE casting lesson
Yes we can provide instructors for Corporate Groups1 to 50 students
any day you like with our staff of instructors..
"Over the years we have given many private fly casting lessons and
the trend we have seen develop is for even
more interest in this. We offer a program for this
service in addition to our regular open group classes. Myself and
all of our instructors have good spots near our homes where we can
spend an hour or two providing you a private 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 if necessary
O.B.V. 6 Hour Classes $200 includes all equipment needed.
Childen 12 - 16 half price
Lunch @ FISHERMENS PUB - N. Fort Myers or
Catered Lunch @ OBV Club House is included
FL. Office # 732-267-0058
2016 - 1 Day Group or
Private Class Dates
with Capt. Mike @ O.B.V.are currently in
Dates are subject to change due to weather, fishing trips or Shows, etc.
Always call on the day before to confirm your class and to get
driving directions and meet up locations...