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Fishing New York North Country Workshop

2024 Fishing New York North Country Workshop

New York Workshop

The “Fishing New York North Country” workshop offers participants an in-depth exploration of techniques and tactics specifically tailored for the iconic Ausable River and its surrounding areas in the New York North Country region. This workshop is designed for advanced beginner and intermediate anglers.

To get the most out of the workshop, we suggestions that participants have a foundational knowledge of fly fishing as we will not cover the basics. Before the workshop, attendees will have access to the pre-recorded online class  “Intro to Fly Fishing” and “Reading Trout Water”, to prepare for the hands-on session. 



Hungry Trout Restaurant, 5239 State Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997

Date and Time

  • Friday, October 4th, 2024
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 


  • Heather Hodson
  • Joanne Hessney
  • Rachel Finn

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

While the workshop emphasizes strategies specific to New York’s North Country, the knowledge acquired can also be applied to other vast rivers.

  • Ausable River Access Points
  • Intermediate Fly Fishing Knots and Leader Set-Ups for Each Technique
  • Match the Seasonal Ausable River Hatches
  • ABCs of Fly Fishing
  • How to Approach the Water for Each Technique
  • Searching vs Targeting 
  • Mending Demonstrations
  • Casting Drills for Each Technique

The workshop curriculum is provided by Fly Fish Instruct. 

What's Included

  • 4hr “Fishing New York North Country” Workshop
  • Instruction from Expert Women Anglers
  • Online Access to the Pre-Recorded “Intro to Fly Fishing” and “Reading Trout Water”Class
  • “Independent Angler” Manual by Heather Hodson

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from Wilmington New York
  • Camping/Lodging Reserve
  • Guided Fishing on the Ausable River
  • Fly Fishing Equipment – Available to Borrow if Needed
  • New York Fishing License (Not Required for Workshop)


Wilmington, New York, is a small town situated in the Adirondack Mountains, approximately 12 miles north of Lake Placid and near Whiteface Mountain. The nearest airports are Burlington (BTV), approximately 2 hours away; Albany (ALB), about 2 hours and 30 minutes away; Montréal (YUL), around 2 hours away; and JFK, which is about 5 hours from New York City.


In an effort to make this weekend affordable to all, we have arranged a discounted lodging rate with Hungry Trout Resort.  Call 518-946-2217 and reserve your room today.  There are also several areas to camp.  See below for suggestions in the area.

Meet Your Instructors


Heather Hodson

Joanne Hessney Bio Photo

Joanne Hessney

Rachel Finn Bio Photo

Rachel Finn


Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

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