Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is the cost of the school?
Answer: The Carolina Saltwater Fly Fishing School costs $600 per student. For the same cost as a full day fishing charter, you get 2 full days of instruction, along with breakfast and lunch both days.
Question: What do you provide and what do I need to bring?
Answer: You will be provided with powerpoint lessons and hands on lessons, meals, fly fishing equipment (rods, reels, lines, leaders, etc), and any other items needed for the classes. Feel free to bring your own fly rod if you prefer, but we will have enough equipment on hand for everyone. You may want to bring a notepad to take notes if you like. Lessons will be given both indoors and outdoors, so dress accordingly for both.
Question: Is there an age limit?
Answer: There is not a set age limit for the class, but due to the long hours and detailed material, we would recommend being at least 12 years of age or older to get the most out of the class.
Question: What skill levels are needed for this class?
Answer: We envision the class as being for those who have some basic to intermediate experience with fly fishing and casting. It's a great class for people who are starting their journey into saltwater fly fishing, or for freshwater fly anglers who are looking to make the jump into saltwater. That being said, both brand new and seasoned fly anglers will be able to get something worthwhile from the class.
Question: How many students are there per class?
Answer: Average class size ranges from 10-20 students. We keep the ratio at 1 instructor for every 3-5 students to make sure that everyone gets plenty of individualized attention and has a great learning experience.
Question: Does the area have a good selection of restaurants, accommodations and attractions?
Answer: Yes! The town of Swansboro, along with the nearby towns of Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort have plenty to offer. Everywhere you look, you have waterfront dining, shopping, hotels, and plenty of attractions for you and your family. Civil War Forts, a Public Aquarium, Bowling, Go Carts, Putt Putt Golf, you name it. And the beach is only 10 minutes away from your class location.
Question: What is the cancellation policy?
Answer: In the case of cancellation due to a major weather event or some unforeseen circumstance, we will contact you immediately. You will be given the option of rescheduling your class to another date, or receiving a full refund. If you need to cancel your class 30 days or more in advance, your payment will be fully refunded. If you cancel your class within the 30 days, you will be refunded your payment minus $100 to cover the cost of materials.