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Building community and knowledge through the power of live fly fishing events



Our live online classes provide a superior educational tool, allowing you to learn and master fly fishing from your own home. 


When LOTF co-founders aren’t teaching, featured fly anglers will join live to teach and share their fly fishing knowledge. 


In person fly fishing events can set you back $150. When not FREE, LOTF classes are only a fraction of the price. 

Guaranteed freebies

Guaranteed Fly Explorer access, $30+ in value, and chances to win large prizes like fly rods, reels, and online courses. 


Each class ends with a Live Q&A to ensure class related questions and/or your top fly fishing questions are answered. 


Receive lifetime access to the class recording, class presentation, and all exclusive discounts. 

Frequently Asked Questions


“The best investment you can make before heading out to the stream.” 

“Very impressed with Allen James’ presentations – excellent content, demonstrations and well organized. I’m learning a lot so far and looking forward to more!” 

“These classes are very informative. I have enjoyed them and look forward to more.” 

“Learned a ton from the night, and love that I could take the class from home with a beer!”

  • 45 yrs of fly fishing experience - stil learned great stuff!

    “I’ve been fly fishing for 45 years and consider myself pretty knowledgeable but found the session informative and reinforced the tactics and strategies I’ve used for years. Great job and I look forward to future sessions.” 

    45 yrs of fly fishing experience - stil learned great stuff!
    Fly Selection Part 1 Participant
  • Love the creativity

    “It’s awesome seeing new patterns and other tyer’s creativity. Great way to tie flies during these isolated times while still getting to be social.” 

    Love the creativity
    Fly Tying with James Carlin Participant
  • Rapidly Advance Your Fly Fishing Skills

    “The Instructors at Live on the Fly have extensive expertise and experience they readily share through online classes. I highly recommend them to all who want to more rapidly advance your fly fishing knowledge and skills. It would take years of trial and error to discover what they teach in their online courses. It is like sitting down with a fly fishing guide and gleaning best advice from their deep understanding of fish and fishing. Investing in these classes offered at such reasonable prices really pays off because I encounter a lot more fish using what I’ve learned.”

    Rapidly Advance Your Fly Fishing Skills
    Class participant



James Carlin

Founder & Instructor

James Carlin started fly fishing at 12 years old. He quickly became known around Sun Valley, Idaho as “the fly guy.” If it’s 20 degrees and snowing, you can be certain James is freezing away fishing the Big Wood River searching for that 18 inch trout. James is the owner of So Fly Gear, a youth-focused fly fishing apparel company, author of the Modern Nymph Fly Tying Course, an avid fly tyer and under-rated authority in the industry, and a member of the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team.

Allen Gardner

Founder & Instructor

Allen Gardner is equally passionate about improving in fly fishing as he is about getting out on the water. This pursuit of becoming a better angler has turned him into a creative and unique educator in fly fishing. His unique approach and ways of thinking really help simplify and clarify all the facets of fly fishing. Owner of The Catch and The Hatch and Live on the Fly, Allen continues to pursue unique and innovative ways to teach anglers how to catch more fish and get the most out of their fly fishing adventures