maryland fly-fishing lessons for beginners

with Misty Dhillon in historic Ellicott City.


  • 1-2 Hour Fly Casting Instruction.
  • Gear Use if required.
  • Ideal for Families & Small Groups
  • For Small Groups & Families
  • Meeting Point 8030 Main St. Ellicott City (Parking Lot B)


  • From $40 (per hour).
  • Step by step guidance
  • Pre designed layout options
  • Domain names & professional email

The lens of fly-fishing can transform your world-view. Manifest the fish of your dreams! Inspire yourself with the feel of a good cast. Learning the simple concepts of a fly cast and executing them in the presence of your instructor. Visit historic Ellicott City that sits on the edge of the Patapsco state park. An easy and accessible venue for a quick introduction or refresher on the basics of fly fishing. Learn from FFI Certified Casting Instructor Misty Dhillon who is also the pioneer of Golden Mahseer fishing in the Himalayas. 

What makes this lesson special?

  • An hour’s lesson covers the basics of a fly-cast. Getting you to execute as much of the basic principles of a fly cast after learning a bit about the mechanics as well as some basic terminology. 
  • A two-hour lesson may include advancements like mending the line in the clear waters of the Patapsco river. Learn the drift and even a bit of the double haul to put some some distance to your fly-cast. Learn about river-reading and fishing smart not hard with you seasoned and well traveled host instructor, Misty Dhillon. 

The aim of the lesson is to create a good foundation of your fly-cast. So you can take the skills to your local river or lake. Pursue the sport confidently and efficiently but also discover the awareness fly fishing brings to our environment and eco-system that are important for the health of our planet. 

The venue for your adventure is historic Main Street of Ellicott City. The edges of the Patapsco State Park close to the confluence of the Tiber and Patapsco rivers that overlooks America’s oldest railway station. As well as the only public restrooms in town. So gear up for a morning or evening’s adventure and include your family. 

The B&O Railway Station is certainly worth a visit and so is the Museum of Howard County History up the hill on Court Avenue. 

When you’re ready to retire from the day’s activities. You can very easily find yourself in one of the eateries or breweries in this historic town. 


How do I get there?

  • Directions from Washington DC & points south: Take I-95 N to MD-100 W to Rte-29 N, stay in right lane and take Rte 40 East. At first light, make a right onto Rogers Ave, then a slight Right onto Ellicott Mills Drive to Main Street.

When's the best time?

April 15 to October 15. Subject to availability.

What does it cost?

  • One Hour: $ 40 (1-angler) | $ 60 (2-angler) 
  • Two Hours: $ 80 (1-angler) | $ 120 (2-angler) 

How do I sign up?

Calendy Link. 

What does it include?

  • Casting Instruction. 
  • Use of fly fishing tackle if needed. 

Gift Cards?

  • Are available. Please contact us via email at with Gift Card Inquiries. 


1-Hour Lesson: The aim of our lesson is to get you to roll-out a good cast. We will do this with some basic instruction that is quickly followed by bringing attention to your back and front loops. The shape of the lines once it leaves the tip of the rod. 

Once you’re 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring?

  • Wading shoes or river shoes/sandals ideally with toe protection. 
  • Polarized Sun-glasses or clear glasses with retainers. 
  • Water Bottle. 
  • An open mind. 

Meeting Point?

  • Transformative Travel LLC. 8030 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 
  • Closest to Parking Lot -B that overlooks the Patapsco River. 

How do I sign up?

  • Email or call us at 443 766 3644
  • Email:

Terms & Conditions

  • All booking are subject to availability. 
  • As all deposits and cancelations are non-refundable.