DO you want to learn to improve your casting skills, well you are looking in the right place. This year we have a great group of Certified Casting Instructures willing to help!!! The cast seminars were all taught my FFI Certified Casting Instructors. In addition Washington State Council offered  Continuing Education Seminar for Certified Casting Instructors. 

 

 

In addition to the various casting classes, there were  Casting Demo’s by:

Mary Ann Dozer
Al Buhr
Molly Semenik
Don Simonson
Bill Wheeler

This is a great video!!!!!

 

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A very short list of examples of some of the great classes we had at the 2017 Fly Fishing Fair

 

ROLL CASTING 9:00 – 10:30 Casting Area 4

Maximum of 4 Students

Robert Gerlach, Ci, brings you The Roll Cast, gateway to a whole new world of Casting.

Join Robert Gerlach as we discover a whole new world of casts by improving  our Roll Cast! All Spey casts culminate with the Roll Cast. Equipment; Your favorite Rod with floating line, safety glasses, hat, dress appropriately for the weather and a desire to improve your Roll Cast. 

BEGINNING FLY CASTING 101 10:30 – 12:00 Casting Area 4

Maximum of 4 Students

Jim Higgins, CI, will help those entering the sport to get off on the right foot with a sound course in the basics. This class is designed for the person who has never picked up a fly rod before or the person with limited casting experience.  We will start at the beginning and go through the fundamentals progressing to the overhead cast and shooting line to achieve more distance.  We will learn the roll cast just for the fun of it.  If you are a little rusty or just need a quick tune up this class is for you.  Come out and have some fun! 

BEGINNING FLY CASTING 1:00 – 2:30 Casting Area 3

Maximum of 4 Students

Thomas Cammarata, CI, will help those entering the sport to get off on the right foot with a sound course in the basics. This class is designed for the person who has never picked up a fly rod before or the person with limited casting experience.  We will start at the beginning and go through the fundamentals of the pickup and lay down cast (i.e., overhead cast) and false casting. If time permits, we will learn the roll cast just for the fun of it. If you cast is a little rusty or just need a quick tune up this class is for you.

SINGLE HAND SPEY CASTING 1:00 – 2:30 Casting Area 4

Maximum of 4 Students

Chris Madison, CI, will be teaching single had spey. As a guide on the Yakima river, he knows the casts that get your fly to the fish quickly and with a minimum of fuss and shares them with you in this class

BEGINNING FLY CASTING 2:30 -4:00 Casting Area 3

Maximum of 4 Students

John Roskopf, CI, will teach fly casting basics from overhead casts to roll casts including how to shoot line.  You will find I am patient, have a good sense of humor and a solid base of knowledge that will get you off on the right foot. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anything about fly fishing as this can be an advantage because there will be no bad habits to correct!  If you have some casting experience I can help you learn new fly casting techniques and can coach you in overcoming any self-taught bad casting habits that you may have picked up, enabling you to get the most from your future fly fishing opportunities.  When you’ve completed this course, you’ll have gained confidence and be ready to catch fish!

CHANGE OF DIRECTION CASTS 2:30 -4:00 Casting Area 4

Maximum of 4 Students

Thomas Cammarata, CI, will introduce methods to change direction quickly as fishing conditions change. Getting  your fly to the fish quickly can make an enormous difference in catch rate…the fish do not always jump right in front of you!