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Casting Essentials Class

May 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Casting is undoubtedly one of the most important of all the fly-fishing skills. You must be able to present the fly to the spot in which the fish is located in order to be successful. Although fly-casting may appear to be difficult, it’s really not. There are a few basic things that you need to know about fly-casting in order to cast efficiently and they’re a lot easier to learn than you might think. This class is for both beginners as well as those with some casting experience. Instructor Mark has some unbelievable tips to make even good casters that much better:

– The Basic Physics of fly-casting and how it differs from spinning or bait casting
– The Basic Fly Cast
– False Casting
– Controlling your loops
– Muscle memory – old habits vs. new techniques
– Roll Casting
– Reach Cast
– Mending the fly line
– Curve casts
– Casting in the wind
– Shooting line
– Hauling and double hauling

Attendees should bring their rods and reels and waders, as well as appropriate clothing, including sunglasses or eye protection, a hat and rain gear if necessary, as well as bug dope, and something to drink or snack-on. If you don’t have a rod we will provide you with one for the class. Waders can be rented. Experienced Au Sable and Manistee guide, and Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor Mark Hendricks will be the head instructor for this class.

Date: May 16
Time: 9 am (4 hrs)
Limit: 8 people
Price: $85 per person


May 16, 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Gates Au Sable Lodge
471 Stephan Bridge Rd
Grayling, MI 49738 United States
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