Safely kick off spring 2021 with investing in yourself to become a better fly caster, therefore becoming a better angler. This Gender-Inclusive Level One Outdoor Casting Clinic is open to all and geared towards the beginner fly caster with some fly casting experience. We will meet outside on a Saturday afternoon to build and solidify your fly casting foundation. Some fly casting experience encouraged.
COVID – 19 – We will follow all Washington State Covid-19 Guidelines. Fly Casting Classes will be outside, masks and social distancing will be required. All equipment will be sanitized before and after the class to ensure student/instructor safety.
The class will be taught in drills. This will allow the caster to breakdown each drill and bring practice ideas home. Each drill is directly related to a fishing situation. No equipment necessary.
Remember basketball players don’t get good at free throws without practicing for hours shooting free throws.
Email – [email protected]
Instructor – Heather Hodson
Class Dates – 3/27, 4/3 and 4/17
Class Times – 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Cost: $125 for all 3 Classes.
Max Participants: 4 casters
Refund: No refunds
Location: Olmsted Brother’s Green in Kendall Yards
Equipment: Bring your own equipment with a 9′ 3x leader. If you need equipment please email [email protected] to request rod/reel set-up.
Weather: Rain or Shine
- The Basic Principles of Fly Casting
- Description of Loops
- Pick-Up Lay Down
- False Casting
- Line Drill
- Vertical to Horizontal Casting
- Line Drill
- Roll Casting
- Dominant and Non-Dominant
- Shooting Line
Instructor: Heather Hodson
Heather has dedicated her time to educate and inspire others. Heather is currently studying for her Casting Instructor Certification with Fly Fishers International and has been teaching Fly Fishing since 2014. Heather has been mentored by the best anglers and fly casters in the world. This allows Heather to pass on the knowledge she’s learned to her students. With nearly 130+ days on the water each year and fishing around the world, Heather continues to invest into herself to mentor anglers to be the best that they can be.
The core of fly fishing is fly casting. 75% of fishing is the presentation. In order to present the fly properly an angler must have an understanding of The Principles of Fly Casting. To become a successful fly caster you must apply the Three “P”s; Practice, Patience and Persistence.
Disclaimer – This is not 1 on 1 instruction, there will be 4 fly casters each week. The instructors time will be divided evenly between all the participants. Private lessons are available. Email [email protected] for more information.