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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Greys GRXi 9/10/11 Fly Reel – C/W 28 Spools Loaded With Running Line – GOOD SHAPE! – $100

Greys GRXi 9/10/11 Fly Reel - C/W 28 Spools Loaded With Running Line - GOOD SHAPE! - $100

Simms G3 Pant Wader – Size LK – LIKE NEW! – $400

Simms G3 Pant Wader - Size LK - LIKE NEW! - $400

Sage RPL + Fly Rod – 690 – Graphite III – 6WT – 2PC – GOOD SHAPE! – $200

Sage RPL + Fly Rod - 690 - Graphite III - 6WT - 2PC - GOOD SHAPE! - $200

Abel Vaya Fly Reel – 4/5 SPOOL ONLY! – Native Brown C/W Walnut Handle – BRAND NEW NEVER USED! – $300

Abel Vaya Fly Reel - 4/5 SPOOL ONLY! - Native Brown C/W Walnut Handle - BRAND NEW NEVER USED! - $300

Sage XP – 996-4 – Graphite IIIe – 9WT – 9′ 6″ – 4PC Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $400

Sage XP - 996-4 - Graphite IIIe - 9WT - 9' 6" - 4PC Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $400

Hardy Gem – MK II – 7/8WT – Fly Reel – Made in England – NEVER USED! NEW IN BOX! – $385

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Redington Wayfarer – WFR 907-5 – 9′ – 5PC – 7 WT – Travel Fly Rod CW AL 7/8 Fly Reel, WF7 Fly Line & Custom Rod & Reel Tube – LIKE NEW! – $250

Redington Wayfarer - WFR 907-5 - 9' - 5PC - 7 WT - Travel Fly Rod CW AL 7/8 Fly Reel, WF7 Fly Line & Custom Rod & Reel Tube - LIKE NEW! - $250

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SALE! - Scientific Anglers Spey Skagit Lite Heads - BRAND NEW! - 50% OFF - NOW $39.99

Sage VXP – 6129-4 – 12’9″ – 4Pc – Spey Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $400

Sage VXP - 6129-4 - 12'9" - 4Pc - Spey Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $400

Sage – 9140-4 – “Brownie” – Graphite IIIe – 14′ – 4Pc – 9 Wt Spey Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $350

Sage - 9140-4 - "Brownie" - Graphite IIIe - 14' - 4Pc - 9 Wt Spey Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $350

TFO – Professional Series II – 10′ – 8Wt – 4Pc – Lefty Cregh Steelhead – LIKE NEW! – $150

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Sage RPLXi – 990-3 – 9′ – 9Wt – 3 Pc – Graphite III Saltwater Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $300

Sage RPLXi - 990-3 - 9' - 9Wt - 3 Pc - Graphite III Saltwater Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $300

SOLD! – G. Loomis – GLX – Streamdance – 9′ 6″ – 6Wt – 4Pc – High Line Speed Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $400

G. Loomis - GLX - Streamdance - 9' 6" - 6Wt - 4Pc - High Line Speed Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $400

March Brown – Limited Hidden Water Series Travel Rod – 9′ – 6 Wt – 7 Pc Fly Rod – LIKE NEW! – $150

March Brown - Limited Hidden Water Series Travel Rod - 9' - 6 Wt - 7 Pc Fly Rod - LIKE NEW! - $150

Fenwick F-Series F89 Fly Reel – GREAT SHAPE! – $200

Fenwick F-Series F89 Fly Reel - GREAT SHAPE! - $200

Waterworks Lamson Guru Series II G1 Fly Reel – Black – C/W Spare Spool – LIKE NEW! – $250

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Wooden Landing Net – GOOD SHAPE! – $20

Wooden Landing Net - GOOD SHAPE! - $20

Fenwick Techna AV906 Fly Rod – 9′ – 2Pc – 6Wt – c/w Tube – GREAT SHAPE! – $100

Fenwick Techna AV906 Fly Rod - 9' - 2Pc - 6Wt - c/w Tube - GREAT SHAPE! - $100

Orvis Safe Passage Tri Pack Chest Backpack – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Orvis Safe Passage Tri Pack Chest Backpack - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

Simms Mesh Vest – USED TWICE – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Simms Mesh Vest - USED TWICE - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

RIO – Medium MOW Tips – Complete 6pc Kit with Case – GOOD SHAPE! – $100

RIO - Medium MOW Tips - Complete 6pc Kit with Case - GOOD SHAPE! - $100

RIO – 10′ #6Wt Replacement Tip Two Piece Set – 10′ S6 & 10′ Intermediate – LIKE NEW! – $25

RIO - 10' #6Wt Replacement Tip Two Piece Set - 10' S6 & 10' Intermediate - LIKE NEW! - $25

Rivers West Waterproof Jacket – Size XL – LIKE NEW! – $50

Rivers West Waterproof Jacket - Size XL - LIKE NEW! - $50

Shimano Cardiff 301 – GOOD SHAPE! – $75

Shimano Cardiff 301 - GOOD SHAPE! - $75

Abu Garcia – C4 – 5600 Series Baitcast Reel – Blue – Ambassadeur – Made in Sweden – GREAT SHAPE! – $50

Abu Garcia - C4 - 5600 Series Baitcast Reel - Blue - Ambassadeur - Made in Sweden - GREAT SHAPE! - $50

Abu Garcia – Round 6500 Baitcast Reel – C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (1 of 2) – GREAT SHAPE! – $40

Abu Garcia - Round 6500 Baitcast Reel - C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (1 of 2) - GREAT SHAPE! - $40

Abu Garcia – Round 6500 Baitcast Reel – C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (2 of 2) – GREAT SHAPE! – $40

Abu Garcia - Round 6500 Baitcast Reel - C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (2 of 2) - GREAT SHAPE! - $40

Raven Matrix – 4 3/8″ Centerpin Float Reel – Pewter – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $150

Raven Matrix - 4 3/8 Centerpin Float Reel - Pewter - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $150

J. J. S. Walker Bampton, Alnwick, The ‘MASTER’ 3 ½” Centrepin Casting reel – 1913 made by Walter Dingley, engraved with retailers name ‘Pape, Newcastle’ – GOOD CONDITION! – $300

J. J. S. Walker Bampton, Alnwick, The 'MASTER' 3 ½'' Centrepin Casting reel - 1913 made by Walter Dingley, engraved with retailers name 'Pape, Newcastle' - GOOD CONDITION! - $300

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

Echo Ion Fly Reel – 7/9Wt – GREAT SHAPE! – $70 EACH

Echo Ion Fly Reel - 7/9Wt - GREAT SHAPE! - $70 EACH

Echo Ion Fly Reel – 8/10wt – GREAT SHAPE! – $70 EACH

Echo Ion Fly Reel - 8/10wt - GREAT SHAPE! - $70 Each

Custom Built – 8 1/2′ – 3pc – Fiberglass Fly Rod – GOOD SHAPE! – $50

Custom Built - 8 1/2' - 3pc - Fiberglass Fly Rod - GOOD SHAPE! - $50

Vintage Fenwick Fly Rod c/w Tube – FF858 – 2 Pc – 8Wt – 110gm – GOOD SHAPE! – $150

Vintage Fenwick Fly Rod c/w Tube - FF858 - 2 Pc - 8Wt - 110gm - GOOD SHAPE! - $150

South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod – 9′ 3 Pc – 2 Tip – GOOD SHAPE! – $150

South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod - 9' 3 Pc - 2 Tip - GOOD SHAPE! - $150

L.L. Bean – 7 1/2′ – 2Pc – Conolon – 2Pc – Fiberglass Fly Rod – C/W A Peerless Rod Tube – $150

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

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

Norvise Fly Tying Vise System C/W Fine Point Jaw, Gallows Attachment etc – LIKE NEW! – $500

Norvise Fly Tying Vise System C/W Fine Point Jaw, Gallows Attachment etc - LIKE NEW! - $500

Renzetti Tube Fly Vise – GREAT SHAPE! – $125

Renzetti Tube Fly Tying Vise - GREAT SHAPE! - $125

NEW PRICE! – Redington GD3/4 Fly Reel & Spare Spool – LIKE NEW! – NOW $100 – WAS $125

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

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RIO Tropical Series WF7F QuickShooter - Aqua Blue/Sand Bonefish - Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Series – Chard’s Grand Slam – WF10F – TurtleGrass/Pale Yellow – Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

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Scientific Anglers Mastery Series – Textured – Kelly Galloup Nymph Indicator – WF7F – Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Series - Textured - Kelly Galloup Nymph Indicator - WF7F - Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO Tropical Series Outbound Short WF7F/I Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO Tropical Series Outbound Short WF7F/I Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO Tropical Series Tarpon Technical WF11F Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO Tropical Series Tarpon Technical WF11F Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

Scientific Anglers – Mastery Series – Bonefish WF9S Sinking Clear Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

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RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF5F/I – USED ONCE! – $50

RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF5F/I - USED ONCE! - $50

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