The following questions & answers are filled with important information you need to know to arrive fully prepared for your adventure with Family Lines Fly Fishing Academy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
COVID-19 Protocol & Requirements
We comply with Washington State's up-to-date health and safety requirements for operation. Please bring a mask with you and stay home if you are displaying any symptoms, we will be glad to reschedule you if this is the case.
Where exactly are you located?
We have two private fishing ponds for our classes, located at Mt. Springs Lodge north of Leavenworth. Our guided Mountain Streams trips take place on creeks close to the Leavenworth area, within a half hour to an hour drive.
What is included in the fee?
The knowledge and expertise of a professional guide or instructor
All fly-fishing equipment (rods & reels, lines, leaders, tippet, flies)
Wading gear (if required): waders & safety belt, wading boots. Plus, for walk-n-wade trips: a wading staff, fishing vest and landing net. If you’re borrowing gear we’ll need some measurements in advance. Contact us for gear reservations and sizing.
What is not included in the fee?
Lunch (come prepared with food and hydration as needed)
Personal clothing and other items
Transportation to/from the meeting location
Parking charges and/or shuttle fees for personal vehicles on guided trips (will vary by destination & season)
Will my cell phone work?
Many locations where we teach and fish have cell reception but many have no reception (which may be a good thing if you're looking to disconnect). Your actual reception quality will depend on which service provider you use and our specific location at any given time throughout the day
What about tipping?
Gratuities are completely at your discretion based on the quality of your experience. FLFFA staff are here to serve you and will work just as hard regardless, but tips are awesome and we sure do appreciate them! As with other service-based industries, the industry standard is 10-15%. Tips should be given in cash directly to the instructor at the conclusion of the lesson or trip. We thank you and sincerely appreciate your generosity.
Cancellations: All payments are final and non-refundable. However, if FLFFA cancels, all payments will be transferred to an alternate date or, at the client’s request, refunded in full. FLFFA reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason prior to or during the delivery of confirmed service. In this case, payments received for any undelivered services will be refunded in full.