At JJ’s Jigs our mission is about quality products and personal service to YOU, our customer. That being said, there are times when the best way to learn is one-on-one with an instructor. For those of you who would like serious personal instruction, the opportunity is here with our personal instruction classes. Most of our personal instruction classes are set up for a minimum time of one hour sessions. Topics of our classes can range from basic fly fishing, beginners fly casting, tacklecraft, and beginners fly tying. Click on any of the underlined links to see more information on Personal Instruction Classes.
Our personal instruction flytying, fly casting, and tacklecraft classes can be held at your home for your convenience or on access to private water (for flycasting only) for the optimum experience (within a 50 mile radius of Towanda, PA). Our personal instruction classes are priced fairly and promise to be a wonderful learning experience. All classes are by appointment only, in order to fit your time schedule and Dave’s schedule as well. Please contact JJ’s Jigs and ask for Dave or Karin. Classes could vary in session time and frequency depending on the needs of the student and course topic.
Personal instructional classes are designed for one person at $60 an hour; however we can accommodate two students for an additional $25 per session. I will give free lessons to children from ages 5 to 16 years of age. (I’ve taught both of my boys how to flyfish and have learned how to make it fun!)
Personal Instruction Classes: Basic Fly Tying Class
(From one to three Sessions; based on need)
These personal classes are for new and novice students who are tying flies for the first time or need help with the basics of flytying. Students will learn the sound fundamentals of tying your own fishing flies. Basics techniques in tying wet flies, nymphs, and streamers will be covered. This is a serious "hands on" class and not a show and tell affair. Men, Women and Children (ages 10 and above) are welcome to schedule a class. Students who wish to register must do so by pre-paying the class fee at time of registration. Our main objective is to have plenty of fun and at the same time, learn essential skills in fly tying. The curriculum of Basic Fly Tying Class includes Introduction to Basic Fly Tying and will start students off with the basics (Proper use of tying tools, tying techniques, material selection, tying simple fly patterns). Tools, Tying Materials, Vise are included if needed.
Personal Instruction Classes: Beginners Tackle Craft
(One to two Sessions; based on need)
Leader Building, Basic Knot Tying, and Line Rigging. Fly line, leader building materials, and tippet included if necessary.
Personal Instruction Classes: Basic Fly Casting
(One to two Sessions; based on need)
Here at JJ’s Jigs we want you to enjoy the sport of fishing and constantly strive to excell at it. We are pleased to offer personal beginners fly casting instruction for students to newly learn or improve their skills with a fly rod. Unlike many of the crowded "free" classes that are offered by fly shops, when you take a lesson with JJ’s Jigs you will never be put into a class with other people. You deserve individualized one-on-one attention! Trust me, flycasting is NOT hard... it just looks that way! I can have you fly casting in just one session. If you’re interested scheduling a beginners casting lesson, please contact JJ’s Jigs and sign up for a class. All classes are by appointment only. Rods,reels,and lines included if necessary.
Personal Instruction Appointments and Policy: All personal instruction must be scheduled and paid in advance of the appointment date/time. Classes that are scheduled and paid are non-refundable. Students who choose to cancel a personal instruction appointment may re-schedule up to two months following the original instruction date or forfeit the instructional fee. The Instructors have the right to cancel class with advance notice, and classes will be re-scheduled at the first opportunity that the instructor and student can meet again. Personal Instruction Appointment fees are subject to change without notice. Fees paid in advance via JJ’s Gift Certificates will hold for 12 months from original date of issue, after which fees may be subject to rate increases.