Rainbow Springs - Specialist Training
Committed to the Very Best Service
Rainbow Springs specialises in one-on-one training or small focused groups, with a limit of three clients on any given day (without prior arrangements). This ensures participants receive the attention required to “fast track” their fly-fishing skills, without the frustration associated with large school groups or “do-it-yourself" learning. (Please note that larger groups may be catered for on application).
Please apply via the "Contact Us" page of the website and a pricing schedule will be emailed to you for convenience.
Full day fly fishing courses are held 5 days a week, starting at 10.00am and finishing just before dark (AEST). Courses are generally two weeks booked out in advance, particularly weekends and around the change of season. On many occasions we are unable to accommodate clients on the days they have free so to avoid our embarrassment and your disappointment please plan ahead and book early.
Beginner, intermediate and advance day courses are specifically tailored to individual skill levels ensuring clients receive the most out of their training, be it casting skills, fishing techniques, fishing situations, freestyle fishing, and much more.
As a general rule, those anglers with at least two years consistent fly fishing experience are encouraged to undertake an intermediate level course, while those with 5 years experience are encouraged to undertake an advanced "freestyle" course. For more information about advanced courses and to experience the pleasure of freestyle fly fishing and the packaging of several casting techniques into a single casting stroke please contact one of our senior instructors to discuss your needs.
Intensive Casting Sessions - Two Hour Blocks:
Intensive casting instruction in two hour blocks is available for beginner, intermediate and advanced anglers wishing to focus solely on casting and fishing techniques. These two hour intensives exclude guided fishing sessions, the course manual and many other day course components.
For families wishing to introduce their children to the lifelong joys of fly fishing, several specially priced family packages are available. These family day courses are suitable for young adults between the ages of 13 - 17 years and a paying adult / guardian must be in attendance.
Full Day Course Outline:
Information is provided below for beginner and intermediate 1 day courses. For those wishing to undertake an advanced 1 day course, the fundamentals are excluded and perfecting the many casting and fishing techniques becomes the focus of the day. A very brief overview for those wishing to undertake advanced tuition is included at the bottom of this page.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Courses specifically tailored to your Requirements………
Morning Session - indicative (10.00am – incl. morning tea)
• Brief overview of your fishing experience to set the benchmark for the day
Mid Session - indicative (2.00pm – incl. afternoon tea)
• Fishing Techniques - nymphing, wets, dry's, emergers, still water, moving water, night fishing
Afternoon Session - indicative
• Fishing Session - Put it all together, this is an invaluable guided session (catch and release only).
•Top quality equipment will be provided for use on the day, or bring your own equipment
As most clients tend to judge “outcomes” based on their casting ability, the following casting techniques will be taught, discussed and or demonstrated depending on each individual’s progress and if time allows. These are the “must do” in advance courses:
Advanced Full Day Courses
In addition to the above general casting techniques, the packaging of several casting technique, such as a single haul shooting line in a roll cast with a reach mend for the perfect drift, will introduce you to the wonderful world of "freestyle fly fishing". An extension to these practices include the use of many of the secrets used in national and international fly fishing competitions including the use of sinking lines, Loch style fly fishing, Czech nymphing and French lining techniques. Good form and understanding of these techniques usually results in a new appreciation of what can be achieved in fly fishing.
You Won’t be Disappointed…..
At the end of the day we review what you have learnt, what you need to do if “bad habits” creep into your casting stroke and what you experienced in our guided fishing session.
Our aim is to exceed your expectations by focusing on outcomes specifically tailored to your requirements.
Following your course, our Help Line is available should you require advice.
In addition, a one hour “super intensive casting session” is available if you require a fast track refresher session!
Rainbow Springs is the Capital Regions Premier Fly Fishing School and one of Australia's foremost teaching facilities.
To talk to a Senior Instructor please use the "Contact Us" page of this website or call 0428 622 412.