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More than a fishing clinic – a week of learning from and fishing with the world’s best in their home rivers in León, Spain

Here is an opportunity to spend a week learning from and fishing with two of the world’s best fly fishermen, , Pablo Castro and David García Ferreras. More than a Fishing clinic, this will be a week of living and breathing fly fishing with two world champion fly fishermen while staying at one Spain’s magnificent historic Parador hotels, the Parador of San Marcos, a building that once served as lodging for kings and queens whenever they visited León. For 5 days, every morning will include a theory session given by David and Pablo covering all of the techniques and tricks which they have learned over the years and which led them to be champions. You will have the chance to implement them during the rest of the day with David and Pablo serving as your guides and mentors. The event will be limited to a maximum of 6 fishermen to assure an intimate and personal experience for the group with plenty of time to pick the mind of the two champions. 

The Spanish Fly Fishing Masters:
As competitive fly fishermen they have endeavored to be the best. With years of practice and competition, honing their skills, exploring and perfecting new techniques they have evolved into absolute masters of fly fishing. Over the years they have trained many other competitive fly fishermen. Now they want to share their knowledge and passion with other fishermen.

Pablo Castro – Three time World Champion of Fly Fishing for Salmonids with the Spanish Team

David García Ferreras -Individual and Team World Champion of Fly Fishing for Salmonids in 2018

The Venues: Rivers of the Province of León, Spain

Home of the Spanish Fly Fishing Champions
Trout Paradise with 3.000 km of native brown trout rivers
Birthplace of Fly Fishing in Spain

What is offered?
A very exclusive week of fly fishing and perfecting your skills with two world champion fly fishermen

Who is this for?
Any fly fishermen who are interested in taking their skills to the next level or beyond. Anyone interested in learning the techniques and tricks of the best competition fly fishermen in the world. However, the program will be limited to just 6 fly fishermen.

What will Pablo & David will show you:

Tips and suggestions on equipment: rods, reels, lines, leaders, flies – what the pros use for different situations

Spanish style nymphing (no fly line), set up and effective technique

Fishing droppers with and without a flyline, when, where and how to best fish droppers, set ups and techniques for different situations

Dry fly: the flies and set ups the pros use in different situations and the intricacies of techniques that mark the difference 

Sight fishing with nymphs and floating lines, appropriate situations and set ups and interpreting trout behavior

Analyzing a river, understanding the situation and choosing the best strategies

Flies – some of Pablo’s and David’s favorite flies, when, where and how to get the most out of different patterns and how to tie them


Dates: 2-8 October, 2021

Rods Offered:  6  

Techniques: Dry fly and Spanish nymphing

Price per fisherman: 3.475€

Special Offer: 2.950€
(for reservations before August 1st)

See inclusions at the bottom of page  


2 October:

14.00 – 18.00 Arrival in León in the afternoon. Check in at the Parador de San Marcos any time

19.30 Meet in the hotel bar for a welcome beer or cocktail from

20.30 Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in the Barrio Humedo in downtown León.

3 – 7 October:

5 Full days of learning and fishing with David and Pablo. 

Daily Schedule:

8:00 – 9.15 Breakfast

9:30 Meet in the lobby to head out for the river

10.30 Riverside session on the theme of the day led by David and Pablo

12.00 Put the theory to practice on the river with David and Pablo dividing their time among all the participants

15.00 Riverside lunch

16.15 Back on the water for more fishing

19.00 End of the fishing for the day

20.00 Arrival at the hotel

On October 7th we will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Parador.

8 October:

Breakfast and check out before noon.

The Program includes:

      • Welcome dinner in the Barrio Humedo in León

      • Lodging with breakfast at the magnificent Parador de León, the Hostal de San Marcos

      • All transportation between the hotel and the rivers

      • River-side lunches, including wine from Leon’s el Bierzo, water, beer, sodas

      • Castilla y León fishing license

      • Daily expert theory sessions with David and Pablo

      • Daily fishing on a few of the legendary rivers of León such as the Orbigo, the Luna, the Omaña, the Porma and the Esla with David and Pablo

      • A lunch time visit to one of Leon’s famous Coq d’ León (Gallo de León) farms

      • Farewell dinner at the Parador de San Marcos in León
      • Bilingual assistance and advice throughout the week

Does not Include:

  • Flies and accessories

  • Transportation to and from León

  • Dinners other than the first and last nights

  • Bar fees and extras at the hotel

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

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