Lesson FAQ’s

Our private lessons are conducted right here at Tailwaters Headquarters located at 1933 E. Levee St. Dallas, TX, 75207. Custom lessons can be organized off-site on request and based upon availability.

A private lesson for 1 person is $75 per hour, while for 2 we charge $125 per hour. If you’re interested in parties larger than 2, please get in touch!

Our lessons run from Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm; Saturdays 10am until 4pm; and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Just yourself! We’ll provide the gear for you. It is a good idea to bring polarized sunglasses and appropriate clothing / footwear depending upon the weather.

From laying the foundation, to learning additional tactics for the expert angler, we teach it all!

Absolutely! Please check out our menu and schedules below or give us a call to schedule your private event.


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Private Lessons


Whether you are just getting started or trying to take your casting to the next level, a private lesson with one of our expert instructors is the quickest way to success! Our custom tailored, one-on-one sessions are conducted at Tailwater’s HQ 7 days a week, in our beautiful, open backyard green space, with all necessary equipment (and beer) provided. We want to help you become as confident and proficient as possible before you head off on your next adventure. Give us a call to get your session on the books.


  • 1 Student   –  $75   Per Hour Session
  • 2 Students –  $125 Per Hour Session
  • 3 Students –  $150 Per Hour Session


Private group lessons are a fantastic way to bring the family and friends out for something new and exciting.  It’s also the ideal setting to ensure you and your buddies are equipped and educated for your next excursion. Our team at Tailwaters is ready to create a program that will meet the needs every skill level in your group. Running on a ratio of two students to one instructor means each participant gets the attention that they will need. Come knock the rust off your cast with the experts at the shop. Please call or email for group lesson rates

Group Classes


Not sure what your skill level is?
Sign up for one of our Fly Fishing Classes. From beginner’s classes to classes geared more towards the Advanced fisherman we have something for you. Please check the education classes page for upcoming dates.


Geared towards beginners with little to no experience, our Introduction to Fly Fishing clinic covers the fundamentals of casting, demonstrates how to play fight and land a fish, walks through basic gear assembly techniques, and shows you how to tie a few knots – all in only 2 hours! You’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to build a solid, starting foundation for your angling journey.  Intro classes are seasonally offered on select Saturday mornings when the weather is nice. Please check the calendar below for Saturday class offerings.


Our Tailwaters destination fly-fishing schools are the best way for an angler to experience a different or new fishery with the support of our expert staff. In this limited spot setting the angler can rest assured that they will get the support and coaching to make the introduction to a new fishery a productive and memorable experience.

Celebrity Instructors


Join us for a unique chance to learn from true legends of our sport! We invite the biggest names in the industry out to Tailwaters HQ for live, hands-on instruction. A true bucket list opportunity to sit in on a group presentation put on by Lefty Kreh, Flip Pallot, or the like and learn from one of the masters.

Youth Program & Camps

Kids Camps

Send your kids to Tailwaters for a week of fly fishing and outdoors oriented fun.

Scout Programs

Bring the entire troop by the shop to earn the Fly Fishing Merit Badge in a program specifical-ly tailored for the Boy Scouts of America

Outreach Education

Teachers, bring the outdoors into your classroom! Tailwaters wants to introduce students to some of the science associated with the Art of Fly Fishing.

Kids Birthday Parties

Let Tailwaters host your next birthday bash! From kiddos to adults we’ve got it covered! Our unique venue provides an adventurous atmosphere that will help kick any party into high gear! Our friendly staff combined with casting games, fly tying sessions and goofy activities out in our backyard, will provide hours of entertainment and excitement. With this fully customizable option we are able to cater to any needs you may have to ensure that your party turns into a bash.

Corporate Events & Happy Hours

If you are looking for a fresh alternative for your next company gathering or are searching for a unique venue for a private event that you are planning, we have something special for you! Our Tailwaters HQ is the perfect setting with its own in house bar, outdoor patio and green space, and an ultra-friendly staff that will help your clients, co-workers, or friends engage in games or casting activities. We can provide custom catering needs and have AV equipment to facilitate presentation needs. Please give us a call for pricing information.

2019 Classes & Schools Schedule


Whether you are a complete novice or looking to enhance your skills for a trip or your next day on the water locally, our Saturday morning schools are very productive and fun. All Saturday morning schools are limited to eight anglers maximum with two professional instructors on hand. All gear, rods, reels and requisite tackle is included.

Introduction to Fly Fishing / Basics Refresher Schools – $50 Per Person – REGISTER NOW

The two-hour classroom and outdoors curriculum covers discussion about equipment & gear, knots, flies, and of course casting instruction behind the shop.

  • December 29th, 2018 – 9:00-11:00am
  • January 5th, 2019  – 9:00-11:00am

Saltwater Fly Fishing School – $150 per person

This three hour classroom and outdoors curriculum covers all the same content as the 2-hour intro classes, however adds a specific focus on saltwater rigging, tactics and overview on various saltwater and big game species, double-haul casting instruction, where to go saltwater fishing, and more.

  • No Classes Currently Scheduled

Trout Fly Fishing School – $150 per person

This three hour classroom and outdoors curriculum covers all the same content as the 2-hour intro classes, however adds a specific focus to trout fishing tactics, casting, fly patterns, entomology and more.

  • No Classes Currently Scheduled