Fly Fishing Lessons for NJ and Downstate NY Anglers
Brush up on your casting stroke or learn to fly fish with Dan Pangaldi of Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters

Dan Pangaldi is a Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers and is preparing for his Masters Casting Instructor Certification.   He guides part-time in New Jersey for striped bass, smallmouth bass & trout.  His specialty is saltwater fly fishing for striped bass along the coast of New Jersey and Cape Cod.  Living 45 minutes from the NJ coast has allowed Dan to fly fish for striped bass, bluefish, American shad, bonito, false albacore, weakfish, fluke, dolphin fish, Spanish mackerel and small tuna for fifteen years.  He speaks at local TU chapters and conducts fly fishing schools in his area.  Dan is an experienced flats fisherman and has visited his share of bonefish & striper flats and finds sight fishing with a fly rod his favorite way to pursue these shallow water fish.   Dan lives in Hamilton, New Jersey only a few miles from the Lower Delaware River with his wife Patty and daughters Jenna & Olivia, and their beagle Dazy.

Introduction to Fly Fishing for Beginners

Spend a day with FFF Certified Casting Instructor Dan Pangaldi learning the art and technique of fly fishing.  This is a great way to get started, and you’ll learn how to handle a fly rod, work on your casting and understand the basic knots to get you out on the water.

Each class will cover:
·Tackle Setup/rigging up
·Fly Fishing Terminology
·Flies--Identification of basic insects and the imitations that match them
·Casting Instruction--basic types of casting that you will need to be successful.
·Reading Water
·Tactics--On stream tactics that will make you a better fly fisher.

Full day lessons are $300/person, $100 for each additional person.
Half day lessons are $200/person, $100 for each additional person.

Two hour casting lessons on the "lawn" are $100 person, $50 for each additional person, up to four anglers.

Bring your own gear, or Dan can provide it.

Private Group? No problem!
Get 4-6 people together and we can arrange a private beginner class just for you and your family or friends.

Come learn how to fly fish with CCO fly fishing, and get hooked for life!

Fall Steelhead Camps
Check out our Fall Steelhead camps in Western NY--they are a great way to learn to fly fish for steelhead