FLY FISHING- Now at Black Hall Outfitters.

Are you interested in learning fly fishing?

Are you already a fly fishing angler looking to take your skills to the next level?

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

We are scheduling both beginners and advanced levels semi-private clinics and also offering a full selection of everything you will need to get out on the water and start making casts. Check out our schedule of events and clinics through April and May 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!

Beginner Fly Casting - Introduction

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 3-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. ALL 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 building leaders and tying on flies
  • The roll cast
  • The basic overhead cast
  • False casting
  • Retrieving line, setting the hook and fighting fish

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.



Advanced Fly Casting

Do you already have a grasp of fly casting and would like to step it up a notch? Here is an opportunity to broaden your casting ability and reach those saltwater species you’ve been wanting to catch. Jump into this semi-private instructional experience with certified casting instructor, Ray Ramos, who can coach and instruct you to the next level. This 3-hour class will take place here at Black Hall Outfitters, and will cover hauls, shooting line & wind cast options. Participants are required to bring their own 7-10 weight fly rod and reel combo sets with floating line only!

Make sure to bring any specific questions on tactics or areas of interest that you might have so Ray can answer them! This immersive course is sure to take your saltwater fly fishing skills to the next level.

Participants are required to bring their own 7-10 weight fly rod and reel combo sets with floating line only! Participants should also 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.



Ray Ramos (@rayramos007)

Professional Fly-Angler and Educator

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.

Certifications

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

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