DARIEN, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s still chilly in March, but this Spring you can get a head start on summer fun with a little fishing.
Although “opening day” for fishing is about two weeks away, we’re putting the waders on early to get a lesson in fly-fishing.
Orvis, of Connecticut, is giving fly-fishing 101 courses at their three locations in Darien, Avon, and Harris Outdoors in Old Saybrook.
Our instructor, Shawn Kelly, explains how convenient fly-fishing is, in the state:
The fishing in this area is fantastic and it’s amazing how many opportunities there are in such a close proximity. This time of the year it’s mostly trout.
With our waders, and lanyard gear from Orvis, we trekked out into the water for a lesson:
I’m going to make a smooth acceleration, to an abrupt stop.
This is the key to a successful back cast and forward cast. The Orvis’ fly-fishing training program puts around 1,000 new fly-fishermen into the water each year.
Learn more about the program and location on their website.