In addition to the course offerings, Rob offers half-day (four hour) fly fishing lessons “on the water”. Rob will fish with you, one-on-one, at an agreed upon stream location within an hours’ drive (give or take) from the city of Pittsburgh. On the stream, you will review the concepts covered in our Days on the Water courses, including knot tying, rigging, fly selection, reading the water, and casting.

Depending upon the time of year and conditions, instruction will focus on nymph fishing with some dry fly and streamer fishing too. For a list of what you need to bring, see the FAQ page under:  “What should I bring with me on the field trip?”.

However, in most cases you will need a PA fishing license and waders or hip boots.

Pricing for a half-day:

  • One angler: $200
  • Two anglers: $300

(not including tips / gratuity)

In order to sign up for fly fishing lessons, you must have completed a Days on the Water course. Contact Rob directly at (412) 600-7787 or via email at to schedule a lesson and pick a location.

All on-stream lessons are pending weather and water conditions, and will be canceled or rescheduled if conditions prevent good fishing.

first trout on a fly

First trout on a fly rod!