The Programs of Casting A Rise

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Fly-Fishing Trip to a Northern California Blue‑Ribbon Trout Stream

Our most popular excursion! This three-day, two-night trip for up to two anglers includes rustic accommodations, instruction, guided fishing, meals, and tackle. Stream selection and destination depend upon the season, as well as the weather, and water and fishing conditions. Aspiring anglers and those new to fly fishing are encouraged to attend. Each trip is tailored to the participant's abilities and interests.

Children's Outdoor Adventure

Unplug and leave the electronics at home! Our Children's Outdoor Adventure program focuses on introducing youngsters to the great outdoors. This experience is designed for youngsters accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. Activities include hiking, boating, and observing nature and wildlife. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and to tour a fish hatchery.

Aspiring anglers are introduced to fly fishing and will experience the thrill of catching and releasing fish on a fly rod. Our days typically end gathered around a campfire, sharing stories and assembling S'Mores while discussing the days' events. Lodging provided.

Introduction to Fly Fishing

Learn the basics! Our introduction to Fly Fishing program teaches off-and-on-the-water fly-fishing techniques to beginners and novices. Learn to fly fish in a classic outdoor setting. This is a hands-on fly fishing experience. The curriculum covers fly-casting instruction, knot tying, presenting flies to trout, and hooking, landing, and releasing fish. Participants will learn about selecting a rod, reel and line, reading the water, fly selection, leaders and tippets, streamside entomology, fishing etiquette and more. Fly-fishing equipment, tackle, and lodging provided.


Mike Malekos

Fly Club Live In‑Person & Zoom Presentations

Casting A Rise Founder Mike Malekos has been pursuing wild trout on California waters for over five decades. He has a passion for fly fishing, is a contributing columnist at California Fly Fisher magazine, and guides on renowned California lakes, rivers, and streams.

Mike also enjoys sharing his approach to fly fishing - as well as stream and stillwater tactics - with schools, fly fishing clubs and fly shops. Each presentation is unique and designed to take into account audience interest together with fish out schedules.

Contact us to learn more or to schedule Mike to speak at your next event.

Previous Presentations Include:

California Fly Fishers Unlimited

Diablo Valley Fly Fishers

Fly Fishers of Davis

Flycasters of San Jose

Gold County Fly Fishers

Golden Gate Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers

Kaweah Fly Fishers

Mission Peak Fly Anglers

Mount Tamalpais Fly Fishers

Peninsula Fly Fishers

Salinas Valley Fly Fishers

Santa Cruz Fly Fishers

Santa Lucia Fly Fishers

The Fly Fishing Show – Pleasanton

. . . to name a few