Our instructors will LEAD you …
Our Instructors will CHALLENGE you …
In one of the best metropolitan fishing destinations in the Ontario!

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Learn to Fish Lessons & Instruction:

LTF ( Learn to Fish Lessons ) are available through our shop in Guelph Ontario. 

We are the leader in General Fishing Instruction, Fly Fishing Lessons and Guiding, in the immediate and surrounding area. 

Our instructors and guides will deliver a structured program that will get you “fishing” and hopefully “catching” quickly!

Many people have been intimidated by fishing or rather by fishermen …

Hook Line and Sinker & The First Cast’s vision is to guide and teach people how to Fish without the arrogance too often associated with our sport.

Your session is about you, and nature … not about us … 

Rick Whorwood Knot tying portion of Fly Fishing Lesson

Knot tying portion of Fishing Lesson.

Perhaps you have been fishing for a while and not catching those “trophy” fish consistently. 

You will gain much from the SSAFS ( Style Specific Advanced Fishing Sessions ), where our instructor will discuss and observe your skills and make adjustments or recommendations as necessary.

Whether  you want to learn to master a basic spinning rod and reel, the baitcaster sitting in your closet because it’s frustrating, centerpin float rod and reel you bought on a whim, or the fly rod you received two years ago for Father’s Day, our instructors will guide you through the process in a way that you will participate and understand those principles while you practice them.

Our Customer Gallery will speak for itself. 

Hook , Line and Sinker and The First Cast Fly Shop is proud to announce that although we are now offering individual or partnered 4 hour compressive  sessions / lessons on selected Sundays.

Our 4 Hour Program Outline will include: 

A 2 hour “in-store session”, combined with 2 full hours of “outside instruction”!

During the lesson, we will discuss and educate with regards to:

  • Tackle selection and care – Rods, Reels, Lines , Lures;
  • Essential fishing knots;
  • Family Learn to Fly Fish Lesson Wet Wading TTFish identification and behaviour, understanding  lure selection including Top Water, Floating, Suspending and Sinking;
  • Casting techniques and dynamics;
  • Fishing strategies – Reading and understanding water, stalking and approach;
  • We will also discuss how to adjust and set up your equipment for different fishing situations;
  • Safety, conservation, and etiquette.

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You WILL NOT be disappointed!

If you book your lessons  early in the season, you will have weeks of summer days and nights to practice!

We supply all the equipment including, the rods and reels, and waders for the day if necessary! 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fisherman, our schools provide the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue the sport of a lifetime.

We are here to help make you a better angler!

Book your session today.

Although there are currently no certification requirements for guides in Ontario, we are FULLY Insured.

We have clients from all over Canada, the United States and the world who use our services.

See testimonials from our customers & clients.

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Airflo Scandi Tactical Compact Shooting Head - 270 / 300 / 330 / 510 / 540 - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - $40 Each

SOLD! - Redington Drift 3/4 Fly Reel - GOOD SHAPE! - $40

Redington Drift 3/4 Fly Reel - GOOD SHAPE! - $40

Airflo - Ridge Supple Tactical Floating Fly Line - DT6F - NEW IN BOX! - $40

Airflo - Ridge Supple Tactical Floating Fly Line - DT6F Fly - NEW IN BOX! - $40

Airflo - Sixth Sense - Delta Slow Intermediate Fly Line - WF8/9 SI - NEW IN BOX! - $40 (2 of 2)

Airflo - Sixth Sense - Delta Slow Intermediate Fly Line - WF8/9 SI - NEW IN BOX! - $40 (2 of 2)

SOLD! - Lamson Velocity - V1.5 - Fly Reel c/w Fly Line - LIKE NEW! - $100

Lamson Velocity Fly Reel c/w Fly Line - LIKE NEW! - $100

Snowbee Classic Fly Rod - 2Pc - 7’ - 5/6 Wt - GREAT SHAPE! - $50

Snowbee Classic Fly Rod - 2Pc - 7’ - 5/6 Wt - GREAT SHAPE! - $50

Bushline Fishing Vest - Universal Size - LIKE NEW! - $50

Bushline Fishing Vest - Universal Size - LIKE NEW! - $50

Airflo - Sixth Sense - Delta Slow Intermediate Fly Line - WF8/9 SI - NEW IN BOX! - $40 (1 of 2)

Airflo - Sixth Sense - Delta Slow Intermediate Fly Line - WF8/9 SI - NEW IN BOX! - $40 (1 of 2)

SALE! - RIO Shooting Head Case - WAS $69.99CDN - NOW $29.99 + Taxes

SALE! - RIO Shooting Head Case - WAS $69.99CDN - NOW $29.99 + Taxes

Shimano Flats Wading Boots - SHMWB11BK - Size 11 - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - $60

Shimano Flats Wading Boots - SHMWB11BK - Size 11 - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - $60
Airflo Booby Special Custom Cut Fly Line 40+ Custom 400 Grain DI8 - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - $50

Airflo Booby Special Custom Cut Fly Line 40+ Custom 400 Grain DI8 - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - $50

Airflo Booby Special Custom Cut Fly Line 40+ Custom 400 Grain DI8 - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - $50

St. Croix Bass X - BXC71M Baitcast Rod & Rod Yellow Spider Rod Glove - LIKE NEW! - $100

St. Croix Bass X - BXC71M Baitcast Rod & Rod Yellow Spider Rod Glove - LIKE NEW! - $100

Okuma Sierra 8/9 Fly Reel Spare Spools - Three Pieces - BRAND NEW! - $50

Okuma Sierra 8/9 Fly Reel Spare Spools - Three Pieces - BRAND NEW! - $50

Cortland STH Fly Reel Spare Cassette Size 4 - Two Pieces - BOTH BRAND NEW! - $40

Cortland STH Fly Reel Spare Cassette Size 4 - Two Pieces - BOTH BRAND NEW! - $40
Collectors Edition - Pezon and Michel - 2Pc - 6’ - Bamboo Spinning Rod - From 1952 - Made in France - "Sporting Model BB2” - Removed from Sock twice - FANTASTIC CONDITION! - $475
Hardy “Palakona" 2pc Cane Bamboo Fly Rod - 8’ 6" 6wt - RARE - MINT CONDITION! - $750
Bamboo Cane Rod Fly Rod - Built by Owner From Genuine Tonkin Cane in 1975 - 2Pc - 6 1/2’ - 4Wt - C/W Sock & Aluminum Tube - BEAUTIFUL CONDITION! - $300
Winchester Deluxe 4 Piece Presentation Multi Tool Set - BRAND NEW - $50
Scientific Anglers Scandi Extreme Head - 600 Gr. -39’ - NEW IN BOX! - $25
Snowbee Prestige - 9’ - 6Wt - 4Pc - Fly Rod - BRAND NEW! - $200
Fishpond Steelhead Vest - Size XL - GREAT SHAPE! - $30
March Brown Stripping Basket - $20
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We are the leading provider of Fly Fishing Lessons, Corporate Team Building, and Guiding Services on the Upper Grand River, the Upper Credit River, and the Conestogo River.

No Guelph, Fergus, Kitchener or Cambridge Fishing Tackle Retailer will boast as complete and diverse a store inventory, including a vast selection of Fly Fishing Rods, Fly Fishing Reels, Fishing Waders, Wading Boots and Streamside Accessories.

Order a HLS or TFC Gift Card – We will put one in the mail for FREE!

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