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

Contact Us for booking or any questions.

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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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SOLD! – Hardy St. George “Junior” Fly Reel – Spitfire Model – LHW – NEW IN BOX! – $645

Hardy St. George "Junior" Fly Reel - Spitfire Model - LHW - NEW IN BOX! - $645

Echo Base 4/5 Fly Reel – GREAT SHAPE! – $25

Echo Base 4/5 Fly Reel - GREAT SHAPE! - $25

C & F – Ultimate Nymph Fishers Fly Box – Model CR3305N – EXCELLENT CONDITION! – $45

C & F - Ultimate Nymph Fishers Fly Box - Model CR3305N - EXCELLENT CONDITION! - $45

Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Fly Line – WF3F – EXCELLENT CONDITION! – $40

Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Fly Line - WF3F - EXCELLENT CONDITION! - $40

Quantum Catalyst CT4000PTi Spinning Reel – GREAT SHAPE! – $50

Quantum Catalyst CT4000PTi Spinning Reel - GREAT SHAPE! - $50

Abu Garcia 6500C3 Baitcast Reel – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Abu Garcia 6500C3 Baitcast Reel - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

NEW PRICE! – Hardy Gem – Mk II – 5/6 – Made in England Fly Reel – NEW IN BOX! – WAS $350 – NOW $310

Hardy Gem - Mk II - 5/6 - Made in England Fly Reel - NEW IN BOX! - $350

NEW PRICE! – Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Kit Case Aspen Green Bag – LIKE NEW! – WAS $150 – NOW $100

DESIGN of The Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Kit Case Aspen Green Bag - LIKE NEW! - $150:

NEW PRICE! – Richard Wheatley – Model #1651 – Aluminum Fly Box & 25 Atlantic Salmon Flies – EXCELLENT CONDITION – WAS $85 – NOW $70

Richard Wheatley - Made in England - Extra Deep Model #1651 - Silver Seal Aluminum Fly Box & 25 Atlantic Salmon Flies - EXCELLENT CONDITION - $85

SOLD! – NEW PRICE! – C & F – 8 Compartment 5 Threader Fly Box – Model 1301 – $15

C & F - 8 Compartment 5 Threader Fly Box - Model 1301 - $30
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

NEW PRICE! – Loon Rogue Quickdraw Forceps – NEVER USED! – WAS $30 – NOW $20

Loon Rogue Quickdraw Forceps - NEVER USED! - $30

Sage Triangle Spey Multi Rod Tube – GREAT SHAPE! – $70

Sage Triangle Spey Multi Rod Tube - GREAT SHAPE! - $70

Springbrook Neoprene Waders – Size Medium – LIKE NEW! – $50

Springbrook Neoprene Waders - Size Medium - LIKE NEW! - $50

Eagle Claw Black Eagle Fly Reel – BE 5/6 – CW SA Mastery XPS WF4F Fly Line – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Eagle Claw Black Eagle Fly Reel - BE 5/6 - CW SA Mastery XPS WF4F Fly Line - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

RIO WindCutter II Spey – WF6/7/8F – S7 -455Grain Spey Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO WindCutter II Spey - WF6/7/8F - S7 -455Grain Spey Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO WindCutter II Spey – WF7/8/9F – S8 – 525 Grain Spey Line – USED ONCE! – $50

RIO WindCutter II Spey - WF7/8/9F - S8 - 525 Grain Spey Line - USED ONCE! - $50

Airflo Euro-Nymph Specialist – Excellent Shape! – $25

Airflo Euro-Nymph Specialist - Excellent Shape! - $25

ON-LINE SALE! – PORTABLE ICE FINDER / FLASHER / CAMERA – MarCum LX-9 Digital Dual-Beam Sonar/Underwater Camera System – NEVER OPENED – NEW IN BOX! – $1000 Taxes Included!

ON-LINE SALE! - PORTABLE ICE FINDER / FLASHER / CAMERA - MarCum LX-9 Digital Dual-Beam Sonar/Underwater Camera System - NEVER OPENED - NEW IN BOX! - $1000 Taxes Included!

Airflo Xceed WF-4-F Fly Line – Excellent Shape $35

Airflo Xceed WF-4-F Fly Line - Excellent Shape $35

8 Vintage Cardinal Fishing Reel Collection – GREAT SHAPE! – $600 – ( Only as a complete set! )

8 Vintage Cardinal Fishing Reel Collection - GREAT SHAPE! - $600

Vintage Made in Canada Osprey Centerpin Float Reel – LIKE NEW! – $500

Vintage Made in Canada Osprey Centerpin Float Reel - LIKE NEW! - $500

NEW PRICE! – Steve Robertson – SR 4 1/2″ Custom Centerpin Float Reel – Polished Silver – C/W Stainless Steel Palming Rim – LIKE NEW! – $300

Steve Robertson - SR 4 1/2" Custom Centerpin Float Reel - Polished Silver - C/W Stainless Steel Palming Rim - LIKE NEW! - $400

Airflo Scandi Long 540 Grains Spey Head – LIKE NEW! – $35

Airflo Scandi Long 540 Grains Spey Head - LIKE NEW! - $35

Airflo Skagit Scout 270 Grains Spey Head – LIKE NEW! – $35

Airflo Skagit Scout 270 Grains Spey Head - LIKE NEW! - $35

Airflo Skagit Scout Float Fly Lines – NEW – NEVER USED! – $40 EACH

Airflo Skagit Scout Float Fly Lines - NEW - NEVER USED! - $40 EACH

Airflo – Spey Switch Float – All Purpose Taper – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $45 EACH

Airflo - Spey Switch Float - All Purpose Taper - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $45 EACH

ON-LINE CLEARANCE SALE! – RIO Indicator Fly Line – BRAND NEW IN BOX! – 50% OFF!

ON-LINE CLEARANCE! - RIO Indicator Fly Line - BRAND NEW IN BOX! - 50% OFF!
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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