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Andrew Stiles Flyfishing Adventures

9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond

One 60-Minute Fly-Casting Lesson for One or Two with Andrew Stiles Flyfishing Adventures (Up to 60%Off)

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Led by a certified instructor, each casting lesson is tailored to the student’s experience level and includes all equipment

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About This Deal

  • Duration of the class: 60 minutes
  • What to bring: a pair of sunglasses and a bottle of water

Certified fly-casting instructor Andrew Stiles refines students’ mechanics, tailoring his instruction for beginning through advanced anglers. A specialist in the double-haul method, Andrew teaches his signature technique alongside others including maintaining a tight loop during the cast. He also covers topics such as rigging, knot tying, and fly selection based on fish species.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required, 24 hour advance notice required. Valid Monday through Friday 7 am to 4 pm. Subject to availability. Subject to weather. Not valid on weekends. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Andrew Stiles Flyfishing Adventures

From the outside, fly-fishing looks like an art form, with anglers harnessing the flowing, lasso-like cast framed by tree-lined mountainsides and a rock-strewn stream. But for Andrew Stiles, a fly-fisherman with more than 40 years of experience on waters around the world, a wealth of technical details supersedes this romanticized image—the physics of casting line that weighs more than the lure, the entomology of matching flies with the season's insects, the leverage required to land a 150-pound tarpon on 12-pound tackle.

This passion for both teaching and fly-fishing drives Andrew to impart his knowledge by instructing anglers all over the world. Locally, he teaches classes at John Tyler Community College and Randolph-Macon College with a curriculum modeled on the teachings of George Harvey, who developed the first accredited college fly-fishing course at Penn State in 1947. Andrew's international teaching experience includes instructing at the Euroclave Federation of Fly Fishing / Danish Fly Fishing Festival in Denmark, as well as virtually coaching clients as far away as Australia through Skype. He also develops tailored video lessons and posts a YouTube series for beginners. Throughout all of this, Andrew upholds the high standards of a fly-casting instructor certified through outdoor organizations such as the Federation of Fly Fishers.

When not teaching, Andrew travels the world, applying his tactics—such as his specialty in the double-haul method—to waters that range from the mangrove flats of Florida to the trout streams in England. “If you’re fishing for trout, you’re going to be in some of the most pristine waters in the world,” he says. An expert in fly tackle, he can also appraise antique fly outfits unearthed from attics, basements, and the forgotten prop storage units of A River Runs Through It.