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Intro to Bass

The LIVE “Intro to Bass” Online Course is geared towards someone wanting to learn more about fly fishing for bass.  You will forever be changed when you open up  your world to fly fishing for warm water species.  This course will be a general overview of bass on the fly. 

We’ll start by going over the equipment recommendations. You can’t properly build a leader or choose a fly without understanding what the bass food sources are.  So, we’ll go through the diet of a bass and how to choose the right fly.  Next, we’ll share examples of different bass leaders and share a basic overview of bass water types.  We’ll spend some time on reading water and understanding structure, followed by the fishing approach and techniques for different types of water.  Finally we’ll have a conservation conversation and learn the proper way to safely hold bass and photography tips.  Bass is one of the greatest species to target on a fly and we’re excited to bring you this course.

Course Details

  • Date 
  • Lead Instructor – Jenn Hsia
  • Co-Instructor – Heather Hodson
  • Email
  • Cost – $25.00 – Scholarship Available
  • Refunds – No Refunds
  • Course – Live, Recording Will Be Available Within 1 Week

Course Covers

  • Equipment Recommendations
  • How to Choose the Right Fly
  • Understanding the Food Source
  • Basic Knot Overview
  • Bass Leader Examples
  • Where do Bass Live
  • Basic Overview of Bass Water Types
  • Reading Water and Understanding Structure
  • Fishing Approach and Techniques
  • Casting Tips
  • Proper Fish Handling & Photo Tips
  • Conservation Conversations
  • Q&A Session

You'll Receive

  • “Intro to Bass” Online Course Recording
  • “Intro to Bass” Classroom Handouts
  • 1.5 – 2hrs of Classroom Instruction
  • Live Q&A Session if Time Allows
  • Weekly Education Emails from Fly Fish Instruct
  • Education Discounts
  •  Early Event Announcements

Scholarships Available

We believe that everyone should have access to fly-fishing education and are living out this mission through our scholarship program.  We are more than happy to offer scholarships for our online courses.  Please email to inquire.


The scholarship funding comes from direct donations and via donation-based online courses.  In 2022, Fly Fish Instruct provided more than 150 individuals free access to the “Intro to Fly Fishing” online course and over 50 scholarships and donated courses. 

All donations will go to the Celine Bayla Education Scholarship Fund.  Celine was an incredible woman who left this world much too early.  Celine worked with United Women on the Fly to make education more accessible and fly fishing more inclusive.  Your support is much appreciated.  Donate HERE.

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