One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at Fish & Game is “where can I learn to fly fish?” Fly fishing is not that hard to learn but there is a lot to navigate when you are getting started. Figuring out how to cast, what gear to choose and where to go can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many new anglers that buy gear often struggle with early failures and give up. In North America many fly shops offer free beginner fly fishing classes but currently there is no Fly Fishing 101 classes available on the North Island. There are three pathways for North Islanders to learn how to fly fish and using one or all of them will greatly increase your chance of enjoying fly fishing for years to come.