CASTING: WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTION
By Steve Hollensed, Casting Committee Chair
Fly casting is a funny thing. It is one of, if not the most, essential skill in fly fishing. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked skills as well.
For anyone wanting to improve their fly casting skills, the Fly Fishing Fair is a “World Class” opportunity to learn fly casting from the start or to take their casting to the next level.
In fact, there is truly something for everyone; for the novice who wants to learn “the right way” with an accelerated learning curve and for the intermediate and advanced casters who want to take their casting to the next level. For those who want to increase distance, improve your accuracy, learn how to handle the wind better, learn to double haul, or just improve the quality of your loops, we have specific workshops available. For those who like competition, we have games offering some really nice prizes the Casting Rendezvous is back and new this year the Spey Doctor.
Thursday, August 7
10:00 a.m. - Charles Jardine, Tackling Trout in ticklish Situations, near, far, sideways & round corners!
Noon - TBA
Friday, August 8
10:00 a.m. - Chase Jablonski, 5 Weight Games: Accuracy for Fun and Fishing
1:00 p.m. - Floyd Dean, The Double Haul: From Pitfalls to Perfection
3:00 p.m. - Molly Semenik, Improve Your Accuracy
Saturday, August 9
10:00 a.m. - Bob Jacklin, Fly Casting Made Easy With Bob Jacklin
1:00 p.m. - Floyd Dean, Slack Line Casting and Mending for More Fish
5-Weight Games: Great prizes, if you would like a chance to win nice rods and reels (and who doesn’t) be sure and sign up for the games.
Friday, August 8: Noon and 5:00 p.m.
Saturday August 9: Noon
The Casting Rendezvous: A great place for students, casting geeks, and instructors to talk “all things fly casting”. This is FREE!
Friday, August 8: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
New this year – Spey Doctor: Join IFFF Two Hand Casting Instructors for a walk in clinic to help fix, diagnose and repair what ails your two handed fly casting. The Doctor's Office – the Spey Doctor – is open to beginning to seasoned spey casters looking to improve your technique. Also, you guessed it, FREE!
Friday, August 8: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 9: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: on the Yellowstone River near by the Exhibit Hall – follow the signs
This is the year to become a better caster and you will never find a better opportunity than the 2014 IFFF Fair. It is truly a World Class opportunity. I hope to see you there.