FUN-damentals of Fly Casting as taught by Chris Korich!
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO "LEARN TO FLY FISH" (LTFF) BEGINNER STUDENTS ONLY.
However, other members are invited to observe from the lawn in front of the Anglers Lodge.
GGACC honored club member CHRIS KORICH, 12-time World Casting Champion and the coach of the U.S. Casting Team (and personal coach of the current women's world champ, 15yr-old Maxine McCormick) has generously agreed to provide a free 2-hour session of a hands-on fly casting clinic
at the GGACC casting ponds on Saturday, March 2, 2019
, for each class section of the 2019 registered Beginner Class ONLY in the Learn to Fly Fish program!
There will be a separate morning and afternoon session of this casting clinic being held on that one Saturday, March 2nd for up to 20 participants in each session who are previously registered students in this year's (2019) Learn to Fly Fish (LTFF) "Beginner" class. This means that those Class Section A students (who have their classroom instruction that Sat. morning) can attend the Saturday afternoon casting clinic, and the Class Section B students (whose classroom instruction doesn't start until that Sunday morning) can attend the Saturday morning casting clinic.
There is a long break allowed between the two clinics to allow for Section A people to leave to get lunch on Balboa St. or somewhere else close by if they choose not to bring a sack lunch that day.
All 2019 Beginner students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these two casting clinic sessions -- and are asked to REGISTER ONLINE NOW for this event so we know the expected count for each session. Any open spots after Friday morning are likely to be offered to the Novice or Intermediate class students.
More experienced LTFF students, past and present, and other club members are welcome to come to one of these clinic sessions to watch and listen to Chris' unique teaching style and concise instruction (bring a chair or blanket to sit on the grass slope). We promise, it will be both entertaining and eye opening!
This special casting session will teach the following foundational skills for fly fishing, in ways you simply haven't heard or experienced before!
- Skeletal Grip & Stance Alignment (at targets!)
- · Roll Casting
- · Line Retrieving & Extending
- · Fish Fighting & Line Management
- · Short-line False Casting
While the clinic will focus on mastering basic fly casting skills by performing FUN drills, Chris will also teach how to practice effectively on your own (or with a fishing friend) and suggest excellent training methods for doing so.
Location: Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club pools, GG Park, SF
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Beginner Class Section B students: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Beginner Class Section A students: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
These sessions will be similar to the training that Chris plans to introduce at the scheduled monthly "Accuracy Casting Games" (for both competitive casters and wannabes, as held this year typically on the 3rd or 4th Sunday morning of each month at the GGACC ponds, or as shown on the club calendar). So consider coming to watch many of the Bay Area's best casters (including some regional, national, and even world competitors!) if you haven't done so before and, for the first time this year, taking part in Chris's development program to continue to improve your casting. First-timers are always welcome to participate in the games too, since there are three levels of competition to encourage more beginners to compete. (See separate Casting Games calendar events for more info).
Korich's clinic registrants will be working together (in pairs) at 10 casting stations and using new shorter rod training outfits provided at each station. If you have one, your own 4-6wt single-hand fly rods may also be utilized. Your reels should have a floating line with a "dressed yarn fly" (i.e., a piece of yarn with a little silicone floatant applied) on an "old" tapered nylon leader from 7-9 ft long); however, DO NOT assemble your rod or string up your outfit until instructed to do so.
And do yourself a big favor, DON’T practice and thereby "tire out" or ingrain bad habits before the clinic starts!
For questions about this event, contact either John Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Korich (email@example.com) directly.