Rivers & Glen Fly Fishing Classes

The good thing about being from the South and being a Fly Fisherman is the different waters available within a couple hours drive. You can enjoy native brook trout high in the Appalachians (just upstream from Rainbows and Browns) to angry smallmouth and stripes in the Savannah River Basin.  Panfish on poppers to take it back old school.  Let us not forget about the Low Country, where Redfish tails and Tarpon scales keep you dreaming of the bow of a skiff. Of course you can get on a plane to Alaska, Argentina, and the Bahamas… we’ve got you covered there too. We have a full selection of gear, top-notch class and lesson instructions and great relationships with area guides and outfitters to satisfy all our customers needs.

Free Monthly Classes

At Rivers and Glen we are excited to offer free introductory classes for people who are new to the sport and need some guidance taking the first steps.  These are also a great time to build connections with people in the fly fishing community. So beginners and advanced anglers are welcome and encouraged to join in. 

Fly Fishing 101

Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.

       Augusta - 5pm - Third Thursday each month


Every month Rivers & Glen is offering two free casting clinics in Augusta and Savannah! We encourage you to bring your own equipment but it is not required. Equipment will be available if needed.

Savannah - 9-10am at Savannah Store - Second Saturday each month 
Augusta - 9-10am - Surrey Center Store - Third Saturday each month

Preregistration encouraged
To register for the Augusta clinic, stop by or call 706-738-4536
To register for the Savannah clinic, stop by or call 912-349-2352

This is our time every month that we set aside to drink suds and tie some bugs. It doesn't matter if you have never tied a fly before or if you are a seasoned tier.  It is a fun time and everyone learns a new thing or two. Materials, tools and suds are provided. 

Savannah - 6pm - First Friday each month
Augusta - 6pm - Third Thursday each month

Private Classes


Whether you are brand new to the sport or just needing to freshen up for an upcoming trip, one of our casting experts can help.  Lessons can be tailored to meet your specific needs but a basic lesson will include:

- Overview of equipment and terminology
-Hands on casting lesson focusing on technique and fundamentals
-Explanation of how to set up your equipment for different situations
-Demonstration of knots needed for basic rigging
-Basic overview of different types of flies and how to select the proper fly
$50 per hour -1-2 people 
$100 per hour - 3-4 people
Call for pricing - 5 or more people
Equipment included 

Fly Tying

We can accommodate all skill levels and interest. Everyone is guaranteed to learn something new, from the novice who is just starting to the more seasoned tiers wanting to learn new patters or techniques. River and Glen will provide all tools and materials required for each lesson.  Fly tying sessions can be tailored to meet your specific needs.  A basic beginners lesson will include:

- Explanation of tools required for tying
-Basic overview of materials used for specific flies
-Hans on lesson where you will tie your own fly
-Explanation of how to fish your new fly and what situation to use it in
-Demonstration of knots used to attach your flies


$25 per hour - 1-2 people
$50 per hour - 3-4 people
Call for pricing - 5 or more people
 All materials and equipment included

Fly Fishing School

If you’re looking for a great way to get the family together outside, our FF101 class is the perfect event to get started. Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can participate in. All ages are welcome to attend the event, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family and learn what this great sport is all about.

Fly Fishing 101

Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.

Fly Fishing 201

If you’ve already completed Fly Fishing 101, you’re ready for the next step. Join us for a short outing on local water for a chance to catch your first fish!
A nominal fee for the outing may apply.

Call the shop to schedule your lesson today! Please allow 7 days notice for lessons