Fly Fishing Intensive: Casting and Presenting a Fly
Imagine casting a fly to a feeding fish more than 50 feet away, allowing the fly to drift naturally through clear slow-moving water, and then watching the fish surface and take it in. That successful moment in fly fishing doesn’t happen by accident. This course is designed as an intensive 2-day workshop in casting and fly presentation that will enable students to improve their chances of catching fish on a fly. The progressive method of casting will be used to develop good casting techniques for beginners and to help experienced casters shed some bad habits to improve distance and accuracy, and better handle windy conditions and tight casting quarters. The presentation portion of the class will focus on a variety of techniques that will enable students to present a fly more naturally in both still and moving water. As part of the fly presentation portion of the class various leader and tippet formulas will also be discussed which, coupled with the casting and presentation techniques the students will learn, should improve their fly fishing success.
North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. Students will be asked to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Fly rod and reel (can be borrowed by prior arrangement)
- Lots of layers, including a raincoat and footwear. We will plan to have open windows and lots of outdoor activity when possible.
- Sunscreen, sunhat, again for extra outdoor time
- Please be sure to bring a mask(s) that fits you well and can be worn for an extended period of time.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.