I had never held a fly rod prior to this class. I had no idea of the 'aquatic insect' life. I retired from a career in medicine, and was given this class as a retirement gift. And, Oh what a gift. I have found a new passion. Having "zero" knowledge and skill, Mike, and this class has equipped me to pursue a new phase in life. Over the past 6 months I have caught many trout, with techniques and skill that I had no knowledge of 7 months ago. If you desire to learn to fly fish, you owe it to yourself to take Mike's classes, and to be 'infused' with his personal passion!