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  1. Brian Eaton
    Brian Eaton says:

    If you are just learning to cast a fly rod, or want to correct some bad habits, Jonas is the guy to see. I’ve been fly fishing intermittently for a long time, trying to figure it out on my own and it just wasn’t working. Saw Jonas for a few one hour sessions, and noticed immediate improvement in my casting. He was able to pick up on the mistakes I was making in seconds, correct one aspect at a time simply and succinctly. I’ve been able to sustain the improvements and getting better each time out. He also has a calm friendly manner that doesn’t intimidate or berate.
    Definitely worthwhile to look him up and have him improve your casting, and ultimately your enjoyment of fly fishing.

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  2. Bill
    Bill says:

    Started fly fishing with my son and his room mate several years ago. I was self taught and fished mostly in the North Georgia and North Carolina mountain streams. I go to the beach fairly often and wanted to learn from a local about fishing in the ocean. Met with Jonas for a casting lesson. I realized that I needed to improve my casting. He was very patient and was able to help me straighten out my problems. I hope to meet with him again on my next beach trip and hope to catch a few fish together.

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  3. Austin
    Austin says:

    If you are thinking about really getting serious about fly fishing then your casting techniques have to be rock solid. Jonas can get you there. He knows all the different techniques and how to teach them. Give Jonas a call and he will tighten them loops up. You won’t be sorry.

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  4. Chris George
    Chris George says:

    I was getting into fly fishing and found Jonas on a visit to Gulf Shores. He spent an entire morning with me, and in those couple hours, provided an incredible foundation that has supported numerous fishing trips and sometimes catches. He’s always prompt with feedback via email–which I take full advantage of–and offers great instruction if you are interested in fishing beyond small streams/fishing saltwater.

    Thank you, Jonas!

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  5. Rick
    Rick says:

    When you are looking to learn fly fishing, you need to find a capable mentor who not only knows fly fishing, but is also able to convey his knowledge. I felt that Jonas read me and my abilities in order to properly instruct me how to start this journey. If you have the opportunity to work with Jonas, I highly recommend him.

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  6. Stephen J Miller
    Stephen J Miller says:

    Stephen. Jonas helped iron out my faults with casting a 9 weight when I am salt water fishing. The lessons I learnt also improved my fresh water fishing. Whenever and wherever I fish and I encounter difficulties with my casting the advice of Jonas will come to mind. I then settle down,regroup, think of his advice and do things right. Jonas has an easy going gentle manner and a wry sense of humor, this makes the sessions comfortable and enjoyable. I would recommend Jonas without reservation. Today my wife had her first lesson, within a 1 hour period she was casting between 40 to 60 feet. A big thank you from us both Jonas!

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  7. Eric
    Eric says:

    I worked with Jonas for 3 lessons. I saw a definite improvement not only in my casting, but also in my ability to understand what went wrong when I made a poor cast. To me, this is the sign of a good teacher. He gave me the understanding I needed to improve my casting, even after the lesson was over.
    I also thought it was impressive that he correctly diagnosed one problem in my stroke just talking to me on the phone! That was a nice parlor trick. Not to mention that he’s fun to talk to and an interesting guy. I enjoyed working with you.

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  8. Z
    Z says:

    Mr. Jonas is a fine fly fisherman and VERY talented at multiple casting techniques. However, more importantly, he is a great instructor and mentor. Simply delivering the same block of instruction repeatedly for each student does not make you a fly instructor. He reads his client and conveys his message in multiple different ways until it is received by his student. I am a beginner fly fisherman with zero knowledge and experience, especially in saltwater. After a few hours with Mr. Jonas a few months back, I can now cast my entire fly line with accuracy and positive fly presentation. He covered so much more than just casting techniques. He taught me how to read the wind and use it to my advantage. He covered equipment and tackle and how they are used for the sport and which combination is best for my fishing aspirations. Thanks again Mr. Jonas. You were very patient and gracious with your time.

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  9. Gerald
    Gerald says:

    Jonas has a dedication to and knowledge of fly fishing unsurpassed by anyone I know. The information, including tactics, techniques, and his experiences are an invaluable guide to the world of fly fishing. Thank to you Jonas, for your instruction in helping me improve many facets of my limited skills.

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