Good question. The short answer is that one follows a set curriculum and the other is customized to meet the specific needs of the fly angler. Additional detail follows:
BEGINNER PACKAGE: My beginner packages have a specific curriculum designed especially for those with little or no experience fly fishing. They are also good for folks who have been at it a while, but are self-taught and really looking to better understand the fundamentals, mechanics, and approach of fly casting and fishing.
INTERMEDIATE PACKAGE: In contrast, the intermediate package is primarily an opportunity to do 2 things. 1) offer savings when compared to individual lessons. 2) I have found that the cumulative benefit of a few lessons far outweighs that of a single session in most cases. Unless a student has a specific skill they’d like to learn or work on, we usually begin with a casting assessment and conversation about what the angler may be struggling with on the water and then individualize the instruction from there.
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