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 … 

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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! – G. Loomis – NRX 15′ – 10/11 Wt – Spey Rod – NRX 10-11 – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $650

G. Loomis - NRX 15' - 10/11 Wt - Spey Rod - NRX 10-11 - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $650

Orvis Clearwater 10′ – 7Wt – 4pc Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $275

Orvis Clearwater 10' - 7Wt - 4pc Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $275

Temple Fork Outfitters TFO BVK – 10′ – 6Wt – 4Pc Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $225

Temple Fork Outfitters TFO BVK - 10' - 6Wt - 4Pc Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $225

SOLD! – Airflo – Super-Dri Bomber Float – WF8F – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $30

Airflo - Super-Dri Bomber Float - WF8F - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $30

Gaelforce Equalizer – Spey 10/11- 848Gr – 73′ Spey Fly Line – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $65

Gaelforce Equalizer - Spey 10/11- 848Gr - 73' Spey Fly Line - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $65

Airflo Skagit F.I.S.T. – Triple Density Skagit Spey Line – 450 Gr – 20.5′ – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo Skagit FIST Floating Intermediate Sink Tip Triple Density Skagit Spey Line 450 Grain 20 5 Feet Airflo Skagit F.I.S.T. - Triple Density Skagit Spey Line - 450 Gr - 20.5' - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo – Scandi Long – Float Spey Line – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35 EACH

Airflo - Scandi Long - Float Spey Line - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo – Rage Compact Float Spey Line – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35 EACH

Airflo - Rage Compact Float Spey Line - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35 EACH

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

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

Airflo – Skagit Compact Gen II – 450 Grains – 23′ – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo - Skagit Compact Gen II - 450 Grains - 23' - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

SOLD! – Airflo – Skagit Compact Gen II – 480Gr – 23′ – NEVER USED! – $40

Airflo - Skagit Compact Gen II - 480Gr - 23' - NEVER USED! - $40

Airflo – Skagit Compact – 510Gr – 24′ – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $30

Airflo - Skagit Compact - 510Gr - 24' - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $30

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

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

Airflo – Streamer Max Short – Sinking Streamer – 18′ – Sink Tip – WF7 – 240Gr – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo - Streamer Max Short - Sinking Streamer - 18' - Sink Tip - WF7 - 240Gr - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

SOLD! – Airflo – Super-Dri – XCEED Trout – WF5F – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $30

Airflo - Super-Dri - XCEED Trout - WF5F - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $30

RIO Scandi Short Spey Head – 510 Grain – 34′ – LIKE NEW! – $40

RIO Scandi Short Spey Head - 510 Grain - 34' - LIKE NEW! - $40
Scientific Anglers Scandi Extreme Head - 600 Gr. -39’ - NEW IN BOX! - $25

Airflo – Switch Streamer Fly Line – WF5 – 360 Grain – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $45

Airflo - Switch Streamer Fly Line - WF5 - 360 Grain - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $45

Airflo – Super Dri – C.A.S.T. – Canadian Atlantic Salmon Taper – WF7F – $30

Airflo - Super Dri - C.A.S.T. - Canadian Atlantic Salmon Taper - WF7F - $30

Airflo – Super Dri – C.A.S.T. – Canadian Atlantic Salmon Taper – WF9F – $30

Airflo - Super Dri - C.A.S.T. - Canadian Atlantic Salmon Taper - WF9F - $30

Airflo Ridge Fly Line – Bass / Musky Taper – Floating WF6F – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $30

Airflo Ridge Fly Line - Bass / Musky Taper - Floating WF6F - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $30

Airflo – Saltwater – Ridge Striper – Floating Cold Salt WF8F – Blue Grey- EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo - Saltwater - Ridge Striper - Floating Cold Salt WF8F - Blue Grey- EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo – Saltwater Ridge Stripers / Albies – Intermediate – Cold Salt – WF10I – Clear Blue – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo - Saltwater Ridge Stripers / Albies - Intermediate - Cold Salt - WF10I - Clear Blue - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo – Beach/Surf – Beach Float Fly Line – WF7F – 285Gr – Sky Blue – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo - Beach/Surf - Beach Float Fly Line - WF7F - 285Gr - Sky Blue - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo Ridge Fly Line – Bass / Musky Taper – Floating WF8F – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $30

Airflo Ridge Fly Line - Bass / Musky Taper - Floating WF8F - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $30

Airflo Forty Plus – Expert Distance 40+ Extreme Floating – WF9F – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo Forty Plus - Expert Distance 40+ Extreme Floating - WF9F - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo – Forty Plus – Expert Distance – 40+ Expert WF9SI – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $35

Airflo - Forty Plus - Expert Distance - 40+ Expert WF9SI - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $35

Airflo – KG Streamer Float – WF7F Fly Line – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $30

Airflo KG Streamer Float WF7F Fly Line - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $30

NRX – LP – 7’6” – 3 Wt – 4PC – Fly Rod – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $450

NRX - LP - 7’6” - 3 Wt - 4PC - Fly Rod - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $450

Echo Base 4/5 Fly Reel – GOOD SHAPE! – $30 ( 1 of 3 )

Echo Base 4/5 Fly Reel - GOOD SHAPE! - $30 ( 1 of 3 )

NEW PRICE! – VINTAGE – Relum Centerpin Float Reel – NEW! – $300

VINTAGE - Relum Centerpin Float Reel - NEW! - $350
Winchester Deluxe 4 Piece Presentation Multi Tool Set - BRAND NEW - $50
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

SOLD! – Cabela’s Neoprene Waders – Size Mens Large Regular – GOOD SHAPE! – $30

Cabela's Neoprene Waders - Size Mens Large Regular - GOOD SHAPE! - $30

SOLD! – Koolah Oil Skin Wading Jacket – Size Large – GOOD SHAPE! – $40

Koolah Oil Skin Wading Jacket - Size Large - GOOD SHAPE! - $40

Multi – Fly Rod Tube – 48” – GOOD SHAPE! – $25

Multi - Fly Rod Tube - 48” - GOOD SHAPE! - $25

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
March Brown Stripping Basket - $20
Fishpond Steelhead Vest - Size XL - GREAT SHAPE! - $30
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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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