Fly Fishing Education, Dry Fly, Nymph, Wet Fly Techniques

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Casting Instruction

We offer one-on-one on stream casting instructions Rick Nyles, Dave Rothrock or Taylor Helbig, 3 hours, $200.00

Fly Tying

We offer one-on-one fly tying class teaching nymphs, drys (CDC and UP DN TROUT), stoneflies and streamers (articulated).  Price is based on location and hours.  Estimated at $50 per hour.

Presentation and group lessons for TU Chapters and Fly Fishing Clubs.  Cost is $200.00


Casting and Tying

We Will Be Holding A FREE Casting Clinic With Dave Rothrock, Rick Nyles and Taylor Helbig. The Casting Clinic Will Be On Saturday September 29th In The Morning Starting A 8:30 am. It Will Be In Logan Mills, PA.  Lunch Will Be Provided After The Class.  This Class Is Open To The Public.

You Will Have The Option To Come In Friday Night (9/28) For A Fly Tying Class, Option To Be Guided (Penns, Spring or Big Fishing Creek) Saturday Afternoon Until Dusk and Another Fly Tying Class Saturday Night. To Attend The Fly Tying Classes You Must Purchase The Lodging Package. Purchasing The Guiding Is Optional.

It Will Be Done The SKY BLUE WAY,  Lodging And Food.

Below Is The Cost For the Fly Tying Classes/Lodging/Food For The Weekend And Guiding.

Lodging, Food And Fly Tying Classes $ 390.00 pp
1/2 Day Of Guiding $ 190.00 pp

Agenda For Those Choosing The Lodging Package.

Friday September 28th Fly Tying

Arrive Friday after 5:00 pm, Do a Little Fishing On Big Fishing Creek. While Dinner Is Being Made, Dave Rothrock Will Be Sharing His Signature Patters Of Dry Flies and Nymphs.  Bring Your Vise Or Use One Of Ours.  After Dinner Relax Or Tie More Flies. 

Saturday Morning September 29th  Casting Clinic 

Breakfast 7:00 to 8:00 am.  Casting Clinic Will Start at 8:30 am.  First We Will Have A Group Lesson By Dave Rothrock and Then Break Up into Small Groups.  Dave Rothrock Will Work With The Clients Who Purchased The Lodging/Fly Tying Package.  Rick And Taylor Will Work With The Attendees.  We Will Also Cover Nymphing Techniques If Requested. Remember You Do Not Have To Purchase The Lodging Package To Attend The Casting Clinic.  Lunch of Hamburgers and Chicken Will Be Served With Sides. 

Note: The Casting Clinic Will Be Held On A Large Grass Area.  Big Fishing Creek Is Located On The Property and Nymphing Can Be Taught On The Creek. 

Saturday Afternoon September 29th

You Can Go Fish Or Hire A Guide.  We Are Limited To How Many Clients Can Hire a Guide.  Saturday Evening, Return To The Farmhouse And Do Fly Tying During Dinner Preparation And After.  Rick Will Be Showing How To Tie With CDC And His UPDNTROUT Wing Material.  Taylor Will Also Share A Pattern or Two

Sunday September 30th

A Hot Breakfast Will Be Served And Check Out Is by 10:30 am.  Go Home Or Go Fish,  Being Guided Is An Option. 

Education Trip 2019  (nymph, wet, dry)

April 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th “2019” (one open spot)

Come join George Daniel, Dave Allbaugh, Dave Rothrock and Rick Nyles to learn all aspects of fly fishing for trout.  You will not find a more experienced group, in their discipline, putting on a class. Limited is 4 students.  Cost is $ 950.00 per student and is all inclusive (teaching, lodging and food). Bring your license and gear. 

Lodging is on Big Fishing Creek in Logan Mills, PA. 


Thursday April 25th

Arrive after 4 pm and get settled in, fish on the property, Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm and we can do some fly tying.

Friday April 26th

Breakfast at 7:00 am.  Class with Dave Allbaugh on wet fly fishing 8:00 am until 9:00 am. Class with Rick Nyles 9:00 am until 10:00 am.  We will then head to one of the local creeks (Penns, Spring, Big Fishing).  Two clients will go with Dave and two clients will go with Rick.  We will all get back together for lunch and the clients will switch over to the other guide. Evening we will do some fly tying.

Saturday April 27th

Breakfast at 7:00 am.  Class room with George 8:00 am until 10:00 am.  George will then do a clinic on the property, working with each client.  Lunch will be served and then we will head out to Big Fishing Creek to catch fish.  Rick and Dave will assist on the stream while George is working with each client. Evening we will do some fly tying and or casting instructions.

Sunday April 28th

Breakfast will be served at 7:00 am.  This will be a hot breakfast. After breakfast Dave Rothrock will be holding a casting clinic from 8:30 am until 10:00 am.

All meals and lodging included.  Meals will be seafood, steak and BBQ chicken.  Lunch will be sandwiches.  Breakfast Friday and Saturday will be bagels, muffins, oatmeal, fruit and coffee. Hot breakfast on Sunday, pancakes and sausage or french toast. 

Class Content:
Rod and Leader Set Up,  Selecting Flies, Positioning, Casting, Mending and Setting the Hook.  We put it all to practice and the goal is to catch some trout. Hatches at this time of year will be Hendricksons and Grannoms. On stream instructions will be on Big Fishing Creek, Penns or Spring Creek. Bring your vice and materials or use ours. Food provided Breakfast, Hot and Cold Lunch, Sandwiches, Dinner (Seafood Pasta, Tenderloin Steak, Veggies and Starch) Appetizers of Chips and Salsa, Cheese and Crackers Water, Soda and on stream snacks. BYOB
Lodging at the The Guest House at Longmeadow, Logan Mills, PA

Lodging is on Big Fishing Creek in Logan Mills, PA. 


Education with George, Rick and Dave


 Gift Certificates Available

50% deposit required when you book a trip.  Balance (or full payment) is due 60 days before depending on your booking date.  Cancellations within 60 days you will forfeit your deposit, unless we can fill your spot. If we fill your spot, SBO will offer you credit for another trip within a calendar year (next 12 months) or a refund at our discretion. Cancellation within 30 day you will forfeit your total payment (deposit and or full payment) if we cannot fill your spot.  We have the right to offer credit or refund, at our discretion, and there is no/any guarantee you will get a refund of any kind (deposit or full payment, credit) that you could use in the calendar year (12 months). 

We understand that special circumstances come up and we will do our best to accommodate your situation.  Please work with us and we will work with you.  The above policy does not apply to any trip outside of Pennsylvania.  Please contact SBO about trips outside of Pennsylvania to the Upper Delaware, New York, North Carolina, Montana, Florida or any state outside of Pennsylvania.