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NC Independent Angler Workshop


Independent Angler Workshop

The Independent Angler workshop is designed to enhance your fly fishing abilities and boost your confidence on the water. This workshop is structured based on the expectation that attendees already have a foundational understanding of fly fishing equipment. Please ensure you come prepared, as we will only be covering tippet, leaders, and flies during the workshop. Before the event, participants can view the pre-recorded online sessions “Intro to Fly Fishing” and “Reading Trout Water”. These resources will better equip you for the practical session. No equipment is required for the workshop.

For those seeking on-water instruction on Saturday afternoon, guides are available through Headwaters Outfitters. To book your guide, please contact them at (828) 877-3106.



Fork of the River Taproom, 25 Parkway Rd, Rosman, NC 28772

Date and Time

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 


Tuition Cost

$250.00 Per Person. 10 Students Max.

Payment and Refunds

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  All payments have a seven-day cancellation policy, from the date of registration, for a full refund minus a small Eventbrite processing fee.  After seven days, all payments are forfeited, unless a replacement participant is found. 

Workshop Topics

To fully benefit from the in-person workshop, it is asked that students come prepared and watch the “Intro to Fly Fishing” and “Ready to Trout Water” online pre-recorded classes. Access to these classes will be emailed after registration.

  • Leader and Tippet Talk 
  • Basic Fly Fishing Knots and Leader Set-Ups
  • Fly Types
  • Casting Drills
  • Mending Demonstrations
  • ABCs of Fly Fishing
  • How to Approach the Water
  • Searching vs Targeting 
  • How to Choose the Correct Fly

Workshop curriculum being provided by Fly Fish Instruct

What's Included

  • 4hr “Independent Angler” Workshop
  • Instruction from Experienced Women Anglers
  • Online Access to  “Intro to Fly Fishing” and “Reading Trout Water” Courses
  • “Independent Angler” Manual by Heather Hodson

What's Not Included



Rosman/Brevard NC is located in Transylvania County and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.  Nearest airports are Asheville NC 1hr, Greenville SC 1.5hrs, Charlotte NC 2.5hrs and Atlanta 3.5hrs.


We are offering camping reservations for up to 40 individuals. Camping is $50 for the weekend per family. Register for camping HERE.

For those not keen on camping, there are multiple lodging alternatives available. We suggest accommodations in the Rosman or Brevard, NC areas.  CLICK HERE for other lodging options.

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Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

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