You need to know....
We always start our teaching and guiding based on your interests, needs and skill levels, so that is the discussion we have with you. Based on your input we tune our class or guiding especially for you.
Classes are held rain or shine, so come prepared according to the weather. Items to think about are rain gear, sunglasses (polarized), sun screen, cap, insect repellant.
Our classes are held away from the water. This way we can focus on casting techniques without the physical challenges of surf, sand dunes, rocky bottoms and other seaside landscape characteristics. Our guided teaching shore trip is where technique meets with water, after you have a good base for casting.
We provide fly rods, reels, lines, tippets and stripping baskets for you to use. Bring any fly fishing equipment that you own to the class so you can use what you are familiar with. You also have the opportunity to try a variety of equipment, different weight and action rods, to help you get a feel for differences and what you may prefer.
Directions to the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club ==> Take the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and turn at Third Street (coming from Edgartown, turn right; from Vineyard Haven, turn left). Go to the end of Third Street and turn right. Take your first left into the club.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is suggested. To ensure your place in class, please send full payment in the form of check or money order, made payable to John Kollett. Mail to John Kollett, P. O. Box 4552, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
For guided fishing trip
The same as for classes, plus pliers, flies and something to carry them in (a Ziploc bag works), tippet material, any medications you might need to have on hand. You need to provide waders for yourself. There are places to fish from shore that don't require wading, but that does limit fishing sites, some of which might be more productive than more easily accessible areas.
Please keep your gear simple to make the fishing experience more enjoyable.
We provide snacks and water for trips. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.