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Fly Fishing Classes

Beginner Fly Casting

Black Hall Outfitters is now offering a complete fly fishing arsenal at our Westbrook location including great brands like Hardy, Greys, TFO, Cortland, Umpqua, and many, many more! We’ve also teamed up with certified fly casting instructor, Ray Ramos, to get you out on the water and tight!

Are you interested in learning fly fishing?

Have you been wanting to learn how to fly fish? If so, what are you waiting for! Here is an opportunity to learn the basics of fly fishing with certified fly casting instructor, Ray Ramos. This 2.5 hour, semi-private class will take place at Black Hall Outfitter's Westbrook location, to get anyone who is looking to get into fly fishing, a hands’ on experience. You will be making casts after a few hours! Tutorial, class, and one-on-one casting class, here on site, are all part of this immersive experience. Equipment for use will be provided.

This immersive course is sure to get you comfortable with fly fishing techniques, gear, and casting, and will have you out on the water quickly!

These clinics are reserved for only 4 Anglers (ages 13+) so please make your reservation quickly before they fill!

In this class we will cover:

  • Fly rod and reel assembly and rigging
  • Fly lines and leaders
  • Simple knots for tying on flies
  • The roll cast
  • The basic overhead cast
  • False casting
  • Retrieving line, setting the hook and fighting fish

These clinics are reserved for only 4 Anglers (ages 13+) so please make your reservation quickly before they fill!

Check out our schedule of events and clinics and SIGN UP FAST! These classes are small format, semi-private clinics, that will FILL QUICKLY. Call or sign up online to reserve your spot today.


Black Hall Westbrook
372 Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, CT 06498

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NOTE: Classes must have at least two participants in order to take place. If there's less than two people in a class, the class will be cancelled and you will be issued a full refund.

The Details

  • Equipment will be provided for all participants of this class
  • Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear to include, rain gear, hat, eye protection, sunglasses and hydration
  • We will meet at the Westbrook shop prior to the class


860-434-9680 ext 2

Fly Fishing

Do you need to have experience in fly fishing to attend the class?

No, our beginner class is designed for novice fly fishermen & fisherwomen.

Do I need to bring my own fly fishing equipment?

No, the fly rod, reel, and line are provided to everyone for the class.

What should I bring?

Anglers should bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and appropriate clothing/footwear for weather as a part of the class will be outdoors.

What does the class cover?

The class covers an overview of essential fly fishing equipment, essential knots, and field casting a fly rod.

How long is the class?

Beginner fly fishing classes are about 2-½ to 3 hours long.

Is there an age requirement for the class?

The class is open to all anglers age 13+. However, anyone under the age of 13 who would like to attend must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Meet The Instructor

Ray Ramos

Ray Ramos

  • Fly Fishers International Certified Fly-Casting Instructor
  • Graduate of the Wulff School of Fly Fishing's instructors’ Course

I am a lifelong angler, chasing fish since childhood. Specifically, I picked up a fly rod 25 years ago and I have not put it down since. In New England I enjoy casting flies to fresh and saltwater species, although saltwater has now become my obsession and area of focus.

My professional background has been in the field of conservation, education, and protection of our natural resources. Recognizing my love for fly fishing and my passion for teaching, I became a Federation of Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Fly-Casting Instructor (CI) and a graduate of the Wulff School of Fly Fishing's instructors’ course. I now teach all things fly fishing to individuals, school groups, clubs, and fly fishing shows.

I am a professional guide and own and operate Brackish Waters Fly Fishing charters. We specialize in saltwater fly angling experiences in southeastern CT and Rhode Island waters, getting anglers tight on everything that swims our southern New England waters.