EDUCATION - Saltwater Boot Camps: Casting Lessons + Guiding

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SALTWATER FLY FISHING BOOT CAMPS

Saltwater Boot Camps are a combination of my land-based Fly Casting Lessons with an on-the-water Guided Lesson.  These Boot Camps are a great way for us to work together on your saltwater success.  By packaging the casting lessons with a guided lesson I am able to help you transition your skill set more effectively from learning-to-doing in real conditions.  


Providing these educational services is the main reason I got my Captain's license and became a saltwater guide.  Who better to coach you through the whole process than an experienced Certified Instructor who teaches from the poling platform?


"Zero-to-Saltwater Hero" - Designed for beginner fly fishers wanting to learn saltwater fly fishing

  • Three 2-hour land-based lessons + a HALF day guided lesson = $825*
  • Three 2-hour land-based lessons + a FULL day guided lesson = $950*
  • 6 total hours of instruction includes: 2 hours of fly casting and line management basics; 2 hours of wind, accuracy and presentation techniques; and 2 hours of Saltwater Quick Cast and fishing techniques. 


"Adding Salt" - Designed for freshwater fly fishers wanting to learn saltwater fly fishing


Salt Star” - Designed for fly fishers with saltwater experience wanting to tune-up their casting or add a skill or two (i.e. hauling; improved distance/accuracy; wind techniques)


I offer the land-based lessons in Austin, Houston and Rockport areas primarily.  For lessons in other areas please contact me.


*Prices represent package discounts off full price lessons and Guided Lesson services. Must be paid in full prior to or at the first lesson to receive package price.


Payment by cash, check, PayPal or Venmo is preferred; payment with credit card is arranged prior to the lesson and will incur a 3% fee.  


CANCELLATION POLICY FOR GUIDED LESSON PORTION OF A SALTWATER BOOT CAMP:

  • Clients cancelling 15 days or more before the Guided Lesson booked date will have the option to: reschedule without penalty; or receive a full refund equal to the (discounted) Guided Lesson portion of the Boot Camp package price.
  • Clients cancelling 4 to 14 days before the booked date will have the option to: reschedule for an additional fee of $100; or receive a refund equal to the (discounted) Guided Lesson portion of the Boot Camp package price except for $100.
  • Clients cancelling 3 days or less before the booked date will have the option to: reschedule for an additional fee of $200; or receive a refund equal to the (discounted) Guided Lesson portion of the Boot Camp package price except for $200.
  • Clients who no-show on the booked date will not receive a refund.
  • NOTE: processing fees for credit card payments are non-refundable.
  • NOTE: Having less than optimal conditions are a fact of saltwater fly fishing.  Unless the conditions are hazardous, fishing can still be productive.  I have many locations that optimize marginal conditions - sight casting can still happen in windy/cloudy/rainy/dirty water ... I know, I fish in these conditions and have still caught fish.  Cancellations by clients because of less than perfect conditions fall under the same policies as stated above.
  • NOTE: Your safety is my priority.  If the weather/water conditions are unsafe and I make the decision to cancel I will reschedule you with no penalty.  If all rescheduling options are unsatisfactory I will refund you the amount equal to the (discounted) Guided Lesson portion of the Boot Camp package price.