By Anil Srivastava

Cape Cod School of Saltwater Fly Fishing with Far Bank certified instructors George Sylvestre & Patrick Cassidy

September 7-9, 2024

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Join Far Bank certified instructors George Sylvestre and Patrick Cassidy for a highly educational, in-depth saltwater-focused school on Cape Cod.

Whether you are a seasoned fly angler or new to the sport, this trip to Cape Cod is sure to be an exciting and educational adventure. Learn while trying the latest Sage and Redington fly rods and RIO fly lines perfectly suited for saltwater fly fishing. Students will learn in a classroom on the grounds of the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Harwich, Massachusetts and on the picturesque beaches attached to the property. The first two days include instruction by local guides and FarBank certified instructors George Sylvestre and Patrick Cassidy on Cape Cod’s wide variety of saltwater angling opportunities, target fish species, safe navigation of tides, gear selection, and conservation topics as well as plenty of casting instruction focused on saltwater techniques. The third day provides students the opportunity to take their new skills on the water during half-day guided fishing trips with George and Patrick.

Far Bank Fly Fishing Schools are designed so students leave the course with all the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment in fly fishing. We do this by keeping the instructor to student ratio to a minimum. On group lesson days there will be between three and five students per instructor and three guests per guide on the half-day guided trips.

Group Size: Minimum 6 students, maximum 9 students


September 6: Arrive on Cape Cod (lodging not included in school)

September 7: Classroom and casting sessions with Patrick and George at the Wequassett Resort

September 8: Classroom and casting sessions with Patrick and George at the Wequassett Resort

September 9: Half-day of guided fishing (start times vary); depart

 Rate: $998 per person for a 2.5 day school

Use of Sage, Redington, and RIO demo gear, fishing instruction, half-day of guided fishing, lunch on days 1 and 2, taxes

Not Included: 
Airfare, lodging, and additional meals (NOTE: Discounted rates for lodging at the Wequassett Resort are available.), transportation to/from the class, alcohol, fishing license, guide and staff gratuities

Meet Captain Patrick Cassidy

Patrick is the owner of Cape Cod on the Fly and has more than 30 years of experience fishing Cape Cod. He also owns New England Maritime, which provides Coast Guard-approved courses and testing for professional and recreational mariners, and is a board member of the Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation.

Meet Captain George Sylvestre

George is the owner of Sylvestre Outdoors and a Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Casting Instructor. He serves on FFI's Education Committee and leads the development of new educational programs for both youth and beginning fly anglers. He is a regular contributor to several fly fishing magazines including On the Fly, On the Water, and Tail magazine.

Suggested Cape Cod Striped Bass Gear

In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better.  For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water.  Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Enterprise Family.  As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.