The Hungry Trout is proud to offer Adirondack fly fishing schools for all skill levels looking to learn new techniques, or fine-tune their existing skill set. Our experienced, patient, teaching guides are eager to help their clients become more confident, and self-reliant while on the water. Take your angling ability to the next level with the Hungry Trout Fly Fishing Schools.

We offer a variety of pre-scheduled schools and clinics as well as private instruction, group workshops and corporate team building.

This package is a two-hour fly fishing lesson, designed for 4 anglers. This is best suited for a family, or small group looking for the fly fishing experience without the commitment of a longer trip. This two-hour intensive covers all the basics, and gets you fully geared up and on the water applying basic fly fishing fundamentals. Our guide house and fly shop are a stone’s throw from the Ausable River, which allows us a private streamside classroom to practice our skills over feeding trout.

2 hour Family Learn-To Fly Fish

$250 – 2 hours, up to 4 anglers max. All Gear Included

H.T Classroom

Often times, the most headway is made off the water. Learning and practicing techniques in a controlled environment can greatly improve your efficiency and effectiveness. Don’t let fishing get in the way of learning. You may not need a half-day guide trip if you are only looking to increase your casting distance for an upcoming bonefishing or steelhead trip. Because of this we offer private instruction, by the hour, that narrows the focus on a variety of different topics of your choice.



Rigging – perfect your leader system

Euro Nymphing Tactics / long-leader Rigging

Distance / Accuracy casting

Spey/Switch rod casting

Fly Tying, And more….

Ausable River Pocket Water School

Join Rachel Finn, Evan Bottcher and the Hungry Trout team on the legendary pocket water of the Ausable River. Our on-stream clinic is designed to teach pocket water strategies that will greatly improve your catch rate on any freestone stream. Topics to include: Anatomy of a Pocket, Recognizing holding areas, Trout feeding habits, Angler Positioning, Contact Nymphing methods - Euro Nymph strategies, New leader systems, and much more….

-Led by our Fly Shop owner Evan Bottcher and head guide Rachel Finn

-Small Group Size

-On stream instruction

-One-on-One guaranteed

Saturday, June 9th

$249 per person

Twin Ponds Flat Water Clinic With George Daniel!

Join SPECIAL GUEST George Daniel, Evan Bottcher, and Jeff Kirshman for a 2 day/2 night flat water clinic while camping at our Twin Ponds Brook Trout Preserve! This class will dissect flat-water angling via float tube and small craft, and discuss the line options and why/when to use them. We will touch base on leader theory, flies, retrieves, fish behavior and so much more. All of this on a one of a kind, private, 2000-acre brook trout preserve. Classroom time is held in an enclosed rustic lean-to on the shoreline of the pond. All meals and refreshments included.

This course is limited to 8 anglers:

$695 per angler, June 17-19, 2016

Designed for the youth angler, our 3 day clinic with launch any new angler into their fly fishing career. This course will run 8-4 pm, Mon-Wed, while touching base on all aspects of fly fishing for trout in a freestone stream environment. This course will teach everything from casting, rigging, and presenting a fly to identifying good holding water and catching and landing handfuls of trout. Knots, hatches, reading water, gear care and most importantly - Camaraderie with fellow anglers, and respect and appreciation for the natural environment.

NEW! Hungry Trout Youth Fly Fishing Camps!

Ages 12+, co-ed.

Maximum 10 anglers. 3:1 angler/guide ratio, 2:1 ratio on-stream!

Learn the basic fundamentals of rigging, casting, and presenting a fly.

Taught by our seasoned Hungry Trout Fly Guides

Package includes 3 days guided fly fishing instruction, fly tying instruction and materials, instructional demonstrations, all necessary fly fishing gear, flies, hot lunches, snacks and all beverages.

$395 per angler. July 11-13 and July 18-20