Steelhead Fly Fishing School
Steelhead Fly Fishing School
Steelhead Fly Fishing School

Steelhead Fly Fishing School
Nottawasaga River, Ontario, Canada

“I truly enjoyed the time spent with Indrek at the fly fishing school. My casting technique and ability to properly fish a river increased dramatically. I enjoyed many hours of instruction in fly fishing theory. I am looking forward to many happy hours of fly fishing and fly tying. I highly recommend the Steelhead Fly Fishing School to anybody interested in increasing their skills and level of fishing success. Thank you Indrek for a great class!”

Gregory Cole, New York

Why should you come to our Steelhead Fly Fishing School?

The Steelhead Fly Fishing School’s mission is to teach philosophies and techniques to students in the art of fly fishing for Steelhead.

Fly fishing for Steelhead is challenging therefore extremely rewarding once a fish has been landed. Our goal at the school is to teach traditional and true fly fishing techniques to catch Steelhead. The challenge of catching Steelhead is in using techniques and equipment unique to the sport of fly fishing.

Techniques that are taught here include: Down and Across Swing, Dead Drift Nymph, Riffle Hitch and Dry Fly. We teach our students to fly fish without ever having to add lead weight to their leaders or tippets. You will also learn how to tie the flies that you'll be using to catch your first steelhead. There is nothing more satisfying than hooking a fish on a fly tied by you!

“I am a beginning fly fisherman. I needed help. I found Indrek’s Steelhead Fly Fishing School, checked it out and signed on. It turned out to be a great fly fishing school and an enjoyable two days of fly fishing. Indrek provided exactly what he said, plus I caught my first steelhead! I am looking forward to catching more steelhead in the future, thanks to Indrek.”

…Bob Johnessee, New York

Students begin by understanding something about Steelhead that is unique and different than what they might know about other types of trout fishing.

They will learn something about the environment that Steelhead are found in and at what time of the season best to fly fish for them. They will learn to select the proper fly fishing equipment, flies, clothing and accessories to catch and land Steelhead.

They will learn the proper river fishing etiquette and some unique philosophies related to catching and releasing fish.

Our Steelhead Fly Fishing School Packages are two full days long and are offered in time to go Steelheading, students will be properly prepared and will have time to practice all techniques learned.

SESSONS: The spring sessons run from mid April to mid May while the fall sessons begin at the end of August and run through to the end of October.

SCHOOL INCLUDES: Deluxe Accommodations and Meals, Ontario Conservation Fishing License, Airport Shuttle from Toronto, Ontario and use of all of our Orvis Fly Fishing Rods and Reels and fly tying vises, tools and materials.

LODGING: Accommodations are nestled within the quiet countryside of the Nottawasaga Valley at the fabulous riverside Inn, deluxe units with two queen beds and private four piece ensuite baths.

WINE AND DINE: Enjoy an endless choice with a buffet meal or indulge in an inspired and delectable menu creation in the Riverview Room. The spectacular views of the Riverview Room compliment a contemporary open concept dining space that offers a wide-range of selections. Whether you're sampling from the buffet breakfast and lunch specialities or your choice from the table d'hôte dinner menu which changes daily. The Riverview Room provides an ideal space to gather and enjoy a delicious meal before and after a hard day of fly fishing. Please note that alcoholic beverages are the client's responsiblity and not included in the basic package price.

SCHOOL LENGTH: 3 Nights & 2 Full Days - check in after 3:00 pm the day prior and check out by 11:00 am on your last day.


• All your Orvis fly fishing tackle is provided but you can bring your own along. You would need a fly rod and reel in the 6-8 wt range, the reel load with a sink tip fly line and a full floating line on a spare spool.

• A quality reel with a smooth drag system is a must as is several hundred yards of 20 lb backing.

• Leaders and tippets range from 3' to 12' with a breaking strength of 6 lbs to 10 lbs.

• You do need to bring your own chest waders with rubber or felt soles; the bottom is mostly sand/gravel. Don't forget your wading belt.

• A water proof wading jacket and multiple layers for cold and windy days add to the anglers comfort and make for enjoyable long days on the water and protection against the elements.

• Biting bugs in the early part of the season can be plentiful so pack some insect repellent.

• Personal gear is up to you all bedding, linens and towels are provided with daily maid service.

• All flies and tippet material are provided by your instructor but visit our fly shop:

Breakaway Classic Adventures
9673 Route 19, Houghton, NY 14744
(716) 698-0845

for specific Nottawasaga River Steelhead flies if you prefer to purchase your own.


• Steelhead Fly Fishing School 2 Day & 3 Night Package - $Call USD per person includes: Private Lessons in Casting, Reading the River, Fly Tying and Steelhead Fishing, All Meals and Accommodation, Ontario Conservation Fishing License, Transport to and from the River, Fly Tying Tools and Materials, Orvis Rods and Reels.

• Couples Getaway Package - $Call USD per two students sharing accommodations

• Ladies Group Getaway Pacakage - $Call USD per student minimum/maximum 4 students sharing two rooms. • Not included - alcohol and tips.

• Rates are subject to change without notice.


The following applies to all trips booked and organized by Breakaway Classic Adventures:

50% deposit per rod of the total package cost for each trip is due at time of booking to secure the trip reservation.

Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure and start of trip.


Trip packages are non-refundable, it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, for any reason.