Fly Casting Instruction.
I am a qualified coach/instructor able to teach fly casting. I can teach
all abilities from absolute beginners breaking into the sport through to more experienced anglers wanting to iron out existing
problems, refine their skills or master casting techniques such as roll casting, the use of hauling and double hauling casting
to improve fishing in windy conditions and presentation casts.
Any problems that you have can be corrected!
There are two main casts in fly fishing, which
are the overhead cast and the roll cast, all other cast are made up in part out of the two basic casts in one form or another.
The roll cast is a basic cast that doesn’t take long
to get to an acceptable level.
1. To straighten a slack line.
you have an obstacle behind you.
3. When there is a strong wind coming from behind you.
4. To pick up your line off the water, or a sunk line or fly off the water, to re-cast.
5. To set a hook if you have slack line at your feet or have finished your retrieve.
Over Head Cast.
The basic over head cast will get you a line out, but
to improve the cast you will need to be able to false cast and also move on to put hauls into your cast, either a single haul
to the front or rear, or putting it all together and use the double haul.
casting. will gain you more line speed and help you to change direction, by moving the line through an ark of about
thirty degrees with each cast, so making easier to reposition your fly, also it will help you dry a dry fly off and as a by
product can help you to extend a longer line.
To either the front or rear, this will give you more line speed,more load on the rod spring and also tighten up the
casting loop, which will cut into the wind easier and as a by product gain greater distance.
Double Haul. Is putting together both single hauls, this will give you faster tighter loops
forward and backwards, then large distance casts can be achieved with out a problem,
all this together and the casts are endless, anything from a snake roll, switch cast,. all the spey casts and snap T to name
a few. You can also learn how to perform all of these cast off your left shoulder, this will help you and also make casting
a lot safer when the wind is blowing onto your right shoulder. If you are right handed this wind will make casting very dangerous
as the fly will come very close to your body, or actually hit you, which you don’t want.
you are fly casting remember to be safe at all times , ALWAYS wear protective glasses
and a hat, better to be safe than sorry! even if you are only practising with a small piece of wool on your leader.
If you think it's not really worth bothering wearing glasses look at this link.