Fly Fishing 101: A Fine and Noble Tradition with Dave Beucler


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Date:  July 9, 10, & 11, 2020

9 am – 4 pm daily

Skill Level:  Open to all

Class Registration Fee:  Early bird – by June 19, 2020: $240.00

After June 19, 2020: $265.00

Southwestern Wisconsin and the Driftless region in general are rich in trout streams flowing amidst pastoral views.  Join fly fisherman, guide, and custom rod builder Dave Beucler to learn the theory behind, the practice of, and the philosophies that surround the art of fly fishing.  Students will practice and perfect their casting technique, and if circumstances allow, take an afternoon of actual fishing in a nearby trout stream.

“It’s fishing that sets problems and allows for, even demands, skillful performance; it implies preservation, so far as possible, of natural conditions in the waters, their surroundings and the fish themselves, it is fishing that falls within the limits of certain traditions, yet allows for growth and development, it is fishing where the unexpected things can and do happen, fishing where a man or woman has room to move and think and see and hear and be themselves.” Roderick Haig-Brown – Fishermans Summer 1959.

Materials fee: (Paid directly to instructor during class):  None – Dave will be providing fly rods for all participants.

Students need to bring the following supplies: sunglasses, insect repellent


David Beucler is an avid fly fisherman, guide, and a builder of custom designed fly fishing rods.  You can see his beautiful rods at

Registration includes your lunches, and one free admission to Saturday night’s Healthy Hoedown.

Check out this video of Dave and his custom-built fly fishing rods: