Ken Louko Fly Fishing(from Bug Eaters to Meat Eaters)

Ken Louko Fly Fishing(from Bug Eaters to Meat Eaters)

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FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS SCHOOL

2 Hour Intro         > Basic Skills, 2 Hr Introduction

4 Hour Classes   > Basic Skills Schools (Trout Focus)

Full Day School   > Basic Skills School (Trout or Lake)

STRIPER SCHOOL

SINGLE HAND CASTING INSTRUCTION…

> Traditional Single Dimension Casting (rates link)

> Advanced Combo Multi-Dimension Casting

TWO HAND SPEY CASTING INSTRUCTION

> Trout Spey, Switch rods, Short Spey rods


GEORGIA CLASSES OFFERED SEPTEMBER through JUNE EVERY YEAR. 

NEW YORK STATE classes are available in the Spring (April/May timeframe) and Summer (July/August) months in the Finger Lakes Region.


Follow a Learning Path

Where are the classes held?

Interested in Personal Mentoring?


> Most instruction is custom scheduled and personalized based on the type of class. Email (via the Contact page) or call to schedule a class.

> Small Groups: Our maximum class size is four (4).

> To participate in on-water classes, a Georgia or New York State fishing license is required. The use of polarized sunglasses is also highly recommended!

> Georgia residents are encouraged to join the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club as a member (only $30/year); or, join a local Fly Fishers International or Trout Unlimited chapter wherever you may live.

Get started Fly Fishing from scratch.

Basic Skills Schools

Looking for a fundamentals of fly fishing class?


2-HOUR INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING

Learn the the basic skills of fly fishing without getting your feet wet.

The 2-Hour Introduction to Fly Fishing course covers:

• Hands-on casting with a Single Hand rod

• Framework for a lifetime of fly fishing success

• Fly Fishing equipment selection…
  Fly rods, reels, lines, leaders, and tippet

• Introduction to flies for coldwater, warmwater, and saltwater

$ 150/person      

Group of 2:   $ 140/person
Group of 4:   $ 130/person


4-HOUR HALF DAY CLASSES (Trout Focus)

The 4-Hour Stage 1 and 2 Class covers all the fundamental's.

This “Fly Fishing Basic Skills" Class is a Dry Land course that covers:

•  Hands-on casting with a Single Hand Rod

•  All of the most used Single Dimension casts including:

    Pick Up and Lay Down Cast

    Various Overhead Casts

    Roll Cast

    Roll Cast Pick Up

    Reach Cast

    Belgian (Elliptical) Cast

•  Framework for a Lifetime of Fly Fishing Success

•  Covers Stage 1 and 2 of the “Balance Your Skill Set” Framework

•  Equipment introduction...
   Fly rods, reels, lines, leaders and tippet.

•  Knots you need to know

•  Introduction to Entomology and fly choices

•  Recommended Mobile apps and other resources for trip planning

•  Includes comprehensive handouts

$ 200/person      

Group of 2:   $ 175/person
Group of 4:   $ 150/person


The 4-Hour Stage 3 Class covers Presentation

This is an On-Water course for those who want to take their Basic Skills classes in two segments. Each student must have completed the 4-Hour (Stage 1 & 2) class.

This class covers:

•  How to make various on-water fly presentations

•  Stage 3 of the “Balance Your Skill Set” Framework

•  Covers all three major presentation types:

    Dry Fly Fishing (Dry flies and Poppers)

    Nymph Fishing

    Streamer Fishing (including Woolly Buggers and bait fish patterns)

•  May involve Multi-Dimension casting (description)

•  Making intelligent fly choices

•  Includes comprehensive handouts

$ 200/person      

Group of 2:   $ 175/person
Group of 4:   $ 150/person


FULL DAY SCHOOL (Trout Stream or Lake Focus)

Single Hand Rod

•  Everything in the Half Day (Stage 1 and 2) class; plus, 

•  An afternoon on-water (Stage 3) Presentation session

•  Framework for a Lifetime of Fly Fishing Success

•  Includes comprehensive handouts

The Full Day School covers all the fundamental basic skills in the 4 Hour Stage 1 and 2 class followed by an afternoon on-water session that focuses on Presentation skills.

Each student is encouraged to provide their own fly fishing equipment including boots & waders if stream fishing, polarized sunglasses and a valid state fishing license; however, student rods are a available for use. Flies will be provided for each student. Please pack a lunch and something to drink for this on-water experience. Basically, block out the entire day for this class which includes drive time to and from the stream; or, other location if pursuing non-trout species.

Afternoon on-stream trout sessions will teach the following Presentation skills:

A. Dry Fly Fishing

B. Nymph Fishing

C. Streamer Fishing (including Woolly Buggers and bait fish patterns)

These are the three major presentation types that you will encounter while fly fishing for trout no matter what type of rod you are using (Single Hand, Euro Nymph, or Trout Spey).

The Full Day School can also be tailored to learn to fish for Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Shoal Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, and all in-shore Saltwater species.

$ 375/person      

Group of 2:   $ 350/person
Group of 4:   $ 325/person

Extra on-water days can be arranged.


Upstate NY Schools in the Finger Lakes Region

All of the above classes are offered during the Spring and Summer months (except the Striper School) including one-on-one casting instruction in the Finger Lakes (FLX) Region of Upstate New York near Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Elmira, and Binghamton.

Late April/May: Fly fishing instruction classes with a focus on Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, and Browns; or, in local streams fly fishing for Smallmouth and Brown Trout.

Spring classes utilize Cayuga Lake (one of the Finger Lakes), it’s tributaries, or local streams for instruction including Cayuta Creek, Catatonk Creek, and Owego Creek.

July and August: Summer fly fishing instruction classes utilize local bass ponds and streams fly fishing for Brown Trout, Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass, and Pickerel.

Local streams include Cayuta Creek (my home town creek) and the Susquehanna River during the Summer months.


Distance Casting + Fly Fishing for Stripers

Striper School *

Using Single Hand 8, or 9 wt. rods and multiple line weights.

Up to One (1) hour of casting instruction focusing on distance casting + Five (5) or more hours of fly fishing on Lake Sidney Lanier in Georgia for Stripers and KY Spotted Bass perfecting their skills during the months of October to April.

The Striper School is NOT RECOMMENDED for those who have little or no fly casting experience! 

Please take a "Basic Skills" or "Casting" class prior to booking this class.

$ 375  Per Person

* See the Special Offer on the “Guided Fly Fishing Rates” page (link here).


Ken Louko and fishing partner, Chuck Bishirjian won the 2023 Southern Striper Open on Lake Lanier, GA. Approximately 35 boats participated in the tournament benefiting Project Healing Waters. Our team won both the Big Fish category as well as the “Three best fish in total inches” for the tournament win.

Ken Louko and fishing partner, Chuck Bishirjian won the 2023 Southern Striper Open on Lake Lanier, GA. Approximately 35 boats participated in the tournament benefiting Project Healing Waters. Our team won both the Big Fish category as well as the “Three best fish in total inches” for the tournament win.

Class Instruction Payment Options

Class instruction sessions can be paid via the following methods:

Via PayPal at... PayPal.Me/kenlouko  (Add 3% to Total if using PayPal)

Or, by check made out to "Ken Louko"

Or, Cash payment


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