Classes and Seminars

*  2019  Fly Casting Classes and Seminars with Sheila and Bill Hassan *

Updated: 2/22/2019


Planning on trying out that new rod you've been thinking about at the show? To give yourself the best demo, do yourself a favor try out the rod with the reel/line combo you'll be using. Bring it with you!

The shows are a great time to stock up on your winter tying and spring fishing needs!  Dealers at the shows put in a lot of time, money, and effort to be there for you.  Consider making your purchases at the show!

2019 Winter Show Dates

Jan.  18-20  Cast90 booth and  casting demos daily at the Marlboro Flyfishing  Show.

Jan.  25-27    Edison, NJ  Flyfishing show.    We'll be at the Royal Wulff   or the TFO booth. Sheila will be presenting at the Woman's forum

Feb. 16   The Bears Den Fly Fishing Expo !  Free! - 30th Anniversary Show! This is a great way to spend the day and it gets better every year!  Be sure to mark this one down. Don't miss this!

2019 Special Events

I will be teaching an indoor Beginning Fly casting class at the 2019 Marlboro MA, and the Edison NJ flyfishing show.

Please check the show website for more details and to reserve your spot! If you have gear, bring it, or I can provide it for the class.

Sat April 20.  - Malden Anglers Club.  Malden, MA

2019 Indoor Classes: Introduction to the Sport of Fly-Fishing

This indoor class will cover the basics of how to get started in fly-fishing. You will learn about the equipment, including rods, reels, lines, waders and other gear; learn the differences between fresh and saltwater fly-fishing; basic knot tying; fly selection; fishing conservation; as well as beginning fly-casting with an indoor practice rod. This is a fast-paced beginners class designed to get you ready for the spring fishing season. Instructor will provide all materials and handouts, you should bring a pen and paper for notes if desired. Please sign up for these classes through the sponsoring organizations.

March 21, 2019  (Thursday) -  7:00 - 9:00pm  Franklin, MA   Tri-County School

March 28, 2019  (Thursday) -  7:00 - 9:00pm  Framingham, MA     Keefe Technical School.  

                                                      2019 Outdoor Fly-Casting Classes  

We offer three levels of outdoor classes; please review the descriptions to find the class which best meets your needs. Class dates are listed below.

Introduction to Fly-Casting

This outdoor class will focus on developing the fundamentals of good fly-casting, the most important skill for successful fly-fishing. It will cover the assembly, use and maintenance of the equipment, the roll cast, the basic cast, false casting, and shooting line. All fly-casting equipment is provided. Students should bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket and appropriate footwear for being around water.

Intermediate Fly-Casting 

This class is the next step in your development, and takes your casting to the next level. Topics include casting efficiency, handling windy conditions, learning the double haul and more. Students should bring their own gear, 5-10 wt rod with a matching weight forward floating line.

Distance Fly-Casting

This class is geared to the saltwater fly-fisherman, looking to increase the distance of their average cast. Distance seminars will cover the essential elements of distance casting: proper loading and unloading of the fly rod, forming tight loops, lengthening the casting stroke with drift and the double haul. Students should bring their own gear, 7-10 wt rod with a matching weight forward floating line is ideal (no sinking lines please).

All classes meet  at the shop 15 minutes before class time!

Please be on time!

Top quality equipment is provided for all classes, or feel free to use your own!

April 27, 2019  (Saturday)   9:00am - 12:00pm - Intro to Fly Casting

 - Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details and to reserve your spot.

April 27 (Saturday) 1:30 - 4:30pm -  Distance Fly-Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

May 25  (Saturday) 9am -12:00pm -  Introduction to Fly-Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

May 25  (Saturday) 1:30 - 4:30pm -  Intermediate Fly-Casting

Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.

June 29  (Saturday) 9am -12:00pm -  Introduction to Fly Casting

 -Bears Den Fly Shop. Contact Scott at Bears Den for details.


                 If you can't make a class, email or call to check  private lesson availability .

The Joan Wulff School of Fly-Fishing -2019

The Wulff School of Flyfishing is located in Lew Beach, New York. For more information and to reserve your place,  please contact the school directly. I am the chief instructor/program director, and will be teaching at the school on the following weekends:

May  3 - 5  2019   Casting School

May  6 - 8             Mid Week Instructor School

May   10 - 12        Trout School

May 31 - June 2    Casting School

June  7 - 9            Trout School

June  14 - 16        Casting School

June  21 -23         Trout School

      Please contact the school  to register. These classes will be full, so please register early!



Feel free to call or e-mail me for information on these dates, or any other lesson information you may need.