Your casting lesson starts with a review of your prior fishing and/or fly-fishing experience.
If you are a beginner, we will go over the equipment, including proper assembly, care and maintenance, as well as gear selection considerations. We will also discuss the uniqueness of fly-fishing and how it differs from other types of fishing.
Next, it’s on to the casting mechanics. Proper grip and rod arm mechanics will be emphasized.
For beginners, you will learn the roll cast, basic cast, false casting, and shooting line.
We will also talk about ways for you to practice your new skills.
Beginner's lessons usually take place on the water so be ready for a lot of casting practice.
All equipment is provided. The student should bring hat, sunglasses, jacket or raingear, and appropriate footwear.
For experienced casters, your lesson will start off with you demonstrating your typical cast. During this time, I will be analyzing your cast, looking for areas to improve both your skill and efficiency. The lesson proceeds with working on your cast from basics to advanced concepts. Each lesson is individualized depending on the person’s needs and fishing interests.
Bring your own equipment if you like, but I can provide equipment if needed and will have weight forward floating lines for casting practice.
Lessons are generally 2+ hours and conclude with a review of which skills the student needs to focus on and which tools will help them do this. There is time for additional questions and answers during this time as well. Beginner students will receive additional materials to help introduce you to the sport of fly-fishing.