IFFF, CBOG Emeritus
I’ve been teaching fly-casting and fly fishing for many years. As a member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, it was a pleasure for me to host, as lead examiner, Chris Hague’s examinations to become a Master Certified Instructor. Chris performed flawlessly, every task on his casting performance exam, even to the extent that he was able to perform extra tasks I added to confirm his exceptional competence. When we administered his extensive oral examination which covered advanced casting mechanics, fly tackle, teaching knowledge, ethics and many other aspects of our fly-fishing World, we were impressed with his unusually complete knowledge. We are fortunate to have Chris as a member of our sport community!
GAIA Associate member
Chris’s repertoire in double-handed casting techniques is complete to the standard which befits any mentor/teacher in my opinion and I would not hesitate in recommending him to any person with a desire to learn to fly-cast.
Chris’s teaching style is very accurate and to the point, but at the same time he has a laid back approach which puts learners at ease which I think is an advantage to someone wishing to learn. His demonstrations are always concise and slick, many times I have heard clients envious comments. Chris is always open to discussions with a class if anyone asks a question.
Chris has allowed me to stand in on many of his lessons, both group and one-to-one sessions, which have been a major benefit to myself, both with the casting side and with the lesson delivery, and it is my hope that I can emulate Chris’s skills sometime in the future.
Simon was mentored by Chris and has now gained his Game Angling Instructors certificate.
Easy to follow explanations and practical, good encouragement. Can't wait to start fishing!
Excellent induction to the sport. Many thanks
Good all round.
Very good 2 days training. Good coaching style with professional approach.
Really enjoyed it, things well explained easy to understand, first rate.
Excellent course, will be back for more lessons. Thank you.
Couldn't be improved, has only increased my desire to fish! Thank you.
Good session. Gave me the knowledge to work on. Impressed.
The sessions were very professionally presented at a pace that suits my style. I learnt more than expected and have noticed a massive difference. I will be back for further courses if they are available. Highly recommended. Many thanks Chris.
Good fun and very educational.
Very good, feel more confident now.
Chris has a friendly approach and comes across with knowledge. Which he is able to explain in an easy to understand manner.
Th instruction has been excellent and my technique has improved greatly look forward to some river experience with Chris in the New Year. Thank you.
Excellent tuition, informative, helpful and always enjoyable course. Learnt more in five lessons than in the last five year's trout fishing.
First-class tuition for a beginner. I now feel much more confident. Tuition was explained and instructed in a very understandable manner.
Great course, looking forward to the next stage. I would like further tuition February 2015!!
Tuition was explained in a simple and understandable manner. Thank you Chris
A thoroughly enjoyable 6+ hours of group tuition. Teaching broken down into steady steps, when put together the results are surprisingly satisfying. Looking to learn further. Highly recommended.