For over 20 years, The Fish Hawk/Sage Fly Fishing School has stood as the premier fly fishing school in the region. Thousands of folks have attended the school since it opened in the early “eighties”. Your instructor, Henry Williamson, is a life long fisherman and veteran fly fishing instructor. Henry is not only acknowledged as a professional, master fly fisherman, but as an unparalleled instructor and one of the south’s premier wildlife specialists.

The School is Co-sponsored by Sage Fly Rods, the leading producer of American made fly rods. We are proud to have this endorsement due to the limited number of fly fishing schools that Sage supports.

Henry’s teaching style is friendly and relaxed, witty and articulate. His classroom tactics are as personable as his conversational style is friendly and down to earth. In addition to Henry’s fly fishing expertise, he holds two degrees; one in wildlife management and the other in forestry.

The Fish Hawk/Sage Fly Fishing School is located next to Sky Valley, at the top of Ford Mountain, GA., equidistant between the picturesque villages of Dillard, GA.and Highlands, NC.

The Fish Hawk/Sage Fly Fishing School will teach you the basics of fly fishing, whether you want to stalk wary trout in a crisp, cold mountain stream, the elusive bonefish on shallow Caribbean flats, or largemouth bass in your neighbourhood lake.

The curriculum includes:

  • Fly Casting
  • Entomology
  • Knot Tying
  • Wading and Stalking
  • Wet Fly Techniques
  • Fly Lines and Leaders
  • Effects of Season
  • Fly Selection
  • Stream-ology
  • Playing Fish
  • Dry Fly Techniques
  • Fly Tying Example
  • Equipment
  • Conservation
  • Reservations

The Fish Hawk suggests a 30 day reservation for the fly fishing school but last minute reservations are taken if available. Cancellation must be made 30 days before your scheduled class date in order to receive a refund or to reschedule.