Beginner Fly Fishing School

If you are interested in learning how to fly fish we invite you to join us for a day of hands-on instruction.

Tom Brtalik and Brian Shumaker are joining together for an Introduction to Fly Fishing course, dedicated to introducing anglers to the exciting world of fly fishing. Students will learn the required techniques for success in both cold water and warm water fly fishing.

The one-day school takes place at the Pleasant View Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn near Harrisburg, PA and lodging is available at the school. Tuition for the school is only $150 per person for this all day school, which includes personalized instruction as well as the use of all equipment, lunch and drinks. This is a terrific getaway for couples to learn the basics of fly fishing for a lifetime of enjoyment. The school is limited to 8 people so you get the attention you deserve.

You will learn about fly fishing tackle components, basic fly casting, knots and leaders, fish foods and imitations, and fly presentation. The second half of the day will be spent on the private pond putting to use all the knowledge and skill you have learned throughout the day, in an actual fishing situation with individual instruction from Tom and Brian.

Tom's Fly-Fishing Service and the River's Edge


Guided Fly-Fishing and Instruction

on the waters of the

Little Juniata River

To Be Announced

River's Edge

Overlooking the beautiful waters of the Little Juniata, anglers can expect world-class fly fishing for trout. Limestone springs feed the river and their cool, alkaline flows support a rich crop of trout food. Insect hatches are prolific, and trout up to 18" are not uncommon. Some real lunkers over 8 lbs. have been caught!

Begin your day with a cup of coffee on the porch, as the morning sun lights up the mountain and the river below. Spend the day fishing these legendary waters with a professional fly-fishing guide at your side. Enjoy personalized guiding and instruction involving all aspects of fly fishing. Retire at night to comfortable accommodations.

This all-inclusive package includes private riverfront lodging, meals, guiding and instruction and use of all equipment – beginner to expert.

To provide the quality personalized attention you deserve, this exclusive package is limited to four anglers.

Package price: $995.00 per angler.

Susquehanna Valley Sampler
This provides the angler an opportunity to experience several exciting waters, from wild brook trout in picturesque mountain streams to trophy smallmouth bass in the mile-wide Susquehanna River. The fishing day begins at dawn and ends 1-2 hours after dark. This package is offered during the prime months of June, July and August. All meals and equipment are included.

One angler...................................................... $ 525.00
Two anglers.................................................... $ 625.00

All - inclusive packages may be customized and arranged on any of the waters we guide on, for small or large groups - beginner to expert.

For bookings and information please contact Tom's Fly-Fishing Service.