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

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


Fly Fishing School Rates

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2 Hour Intro         > Introduction to Fly Fishing Basics

4 Hour Class        > Basic Skills School (Trout Focus)

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

Striper School

Single Hand Casting Instruction

Spey Casting Instruction


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.

> 2 Hour Group Introductory classes are NOW OFFERED, starting in September.

> 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?



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     Individual Instruction
$ 130/person     Group Instruction (Fall & Spring)
                             - Maximum class size (4)

4-HOUR CLASS (Trout Focus)

The 4-Hour Class covers all the fundamentals.

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

•  Hands-on casting with a Single Hand Rod

•  Framework for a Lifetime of Fly Fishing Success

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

•  Knots you need to know

•  Introduction to Entomology and fly choices

$ 200/person      Group of 4:   $ 150/person

FULL DAY SCHOOL (Trout Stream or Lake Focus)

Single Hand Rod or Two Handed Trout Spey

•  Everything in the Half Day class; plus, an on-stream experience

•  Framework for a Lifetime of Fly Fishing Success

•  In Georgia, membership in the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club

The Full Day School covers all the fundamental basic skills in a 4 Hour class followed by an afternoon on-water session that focuses on fly 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. Fly Fishing with Streamers;

B. Dry Fly & Wet/Soft Hackle fly presentations; and,

C. Nymphing presentations

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 4:   $ 325/person

Extra on-water days can be arranged.

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).

Late April/May: New York State (Finger Lake Region) Lake Predator School with a focus on Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, and Browns; or, in local streams fly fishing for Smallmouth and Trout (stream dependent).

New York State sessions in the Finger Lakes Region will utilize Cayuga Lake (one of the Finger Lakes), it’s tributaries, or local streams for instruction during the Spring months. (See photo below of a Landlocked Salmon)

Need help with your casting skills?

Casting Instruction

Of the three stages of learning how to fly fish, learning to cast is the first stage. Casting comprises 1/3 of what it takes to become a successful fly angler. You can not make an effective fly presentation without having good casting skills! 

Single Hand casting classes take place on dry land.

Two Hand (Spey) Refresher casting classes take place on the water.

Single Hand Casting Instruction, or Two Hand Refresher

2 Hours    $ 150 per person

Take up casting with Two Hands!

Spey Casting Instruction

Single Hand Spey

Two Handed Spey

Offered in Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.

$250 per Session (per Level)

A full description of each Level is found on the Spey Casting page.

Half Day sessions

Level 1     Single Hand Spey 

                 (5, 6, or 7 wt. SH rod)

Level 2    Introduction to Trout Spey

                 (#2-#4 wt. Two Hand rods)

Level 3    Spey casting with Switch rods

                 (#5-#7 Switch rods up to 11’-9")

Level 4    Casting with Short Spey rods

                 (#6-#8 Spey rods, 12’-6" to 13’)

Sessions include...

• Demystifying lines, heads, and tips/Polyleaders

• Foundation Spey-style casts that you can fish with right away

• Bring your own rod; or, use one of ours.

  • May require Atlanta Fly Fishing Club annual membership ($30); and, 

  • • Be prepared to wade!

    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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