This LTFF Casting Clinic is the first of the specialized casting classes to be offered to the 2018 Learn to Fly Fish Beginner and Novice Classes in particular, since these casting clinics are replacing the casting instruction previously provided on LTFF Beginner and Novice Class Days. A series of these clinics will be offered in the afternoons of various "2nd Saturdays" to coincide with the GGACC's Free Casting Lessons on the ponds on those mornings. Watch for emailed announcements about these.
Each clinic will focus on a casting skill or technique needed for one or more upcoming LTFF fish-outs and be taught by GGACC President and FFI Master Certified Instructor (MCI), Willy George. He will be assisted by some of his group of excellent casting instructors, many of whom are already FFI Certified Instructors (or about to become Fly Fishers Int'l. CI's under Willy's superb tutelage).
This particular clinic on February 10 will focus on casting and mending indicator nymph rigs from both drift boats and while wading. If are a registered LTFF student and you don't know what that means or haven't perfected this skill yet, then this clinic is for you.
Please REGISTER for this clinic so we know how many to expect. And since you are now coming to the ponds anyway this Saturday, Feb. 10, also plan to attend the morning's
"Free Casting Lessons on the Ponds" beginning at 9:30am. If you haven't already done so, go to that event on the calendar to register as well since I DO KNOW that you need this casting instruction and the practice!
GEAR: You will NOT need to bring any fly rods or waders to this particular clinic since we'll be using pre-rigged club rods from the pond banks. You WILL need to wear hats, sunglasses or other protective eyewear, and name badges (make there).
HELP NEEDED: I need at least 5 Novice volunteers to meet me in the clubhouse at 12:30pm Saturday to rig up a dozen rods with indicator rigs and then put back on the standard leaders after the clinic before breaking down and stowing the rods. I'll teach the rigging. Good practice for those needing this. I'll bring all the needed supplies, but hopefully you will bring your own nippers and forceps or pliers to work with. Thanks for helping out!
--John Murphy, LTFF Prog. Dir. email@example.com