Casting Meet-up

Every Wednesday, September thru April
Road Runner Park, Hi 51 & Cactus
Casting classes are extremely import so you understand proper casting technique, however practice is what sets that muscle memory so you can repeat, mindless, a quality casting action and as Cinda Howard told me putting the fly where you want it is the key.
So come on out. Starting on September 6 at 8:00a we will meet every Wednesday until May. Keep in touch with social media and the newsletter for times. Time will change as the weather does.
If you have questions, give John Doss a call at 623-229-8335.

Casting Class

We resume our monthly casting classes Saturday, September 14. Our classes will run through April and are held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Steele Indian School Park. Enter the park on the south side at Indian School Road and 3rd Street. We will be all the way at the north end of the parking lot on the grass. If there is an event blocking the Indian School Road entrance, use the entrance on the west side at Central Avenue (about 1/4 mile north of Indian School Road). The club has rods and reels for those in need and a fine group of casting instructors. It will likely be hot, so bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. The first class will feature a review of methods to give you good loop control and show you how to develop a casting practice session designed for your specific needs. If you have questions, give Ron Robinson a call at 602-867-8820.

No such thing as a bad cast

From David Mayl, via Midcurrent

We’re fly fishing, not casting. Fish every cast.
Just today I had this conversation with a client. He hadn’t fished in a year and was rusty. His casts were less than perfect but probably better than most. Again and again, he’d pick up a perfectly fishable cast that he didn’t think was good enough. There is no such thing as a bad cast on my boat. If that fly hits the water you’re fishing, so make the most of it. “Fish that cast” has become my mantra (I have many) when I’m on the oars. What you may think is a horrible cast probably was–I don’t mind saying that I’m a terrible caster, by the way—but the fly is in the water and that’s where the fish are. So leave it and start fishing. I think a problem with folks sometimes (and again, me included) is we spend way too much time re-casting a perfectly good and fishable presentation because of what we thought of our cast.

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Current Meet-up

Weekly Casting Practice Meet-up
Wednesdays, though-out the summer
(open to the public)

The time in April has been 10:30, however this schedule will change as summer heat move in on us.

We meet on the north side of the lake.  Typically has been 4 to 6 people, but hopefully this will expand.  So come on out and refine you casting skills.  If you are a beginner or old pro just want to keep you skills tuned come on out.  Member of AFC, interested in learning Fly Fishing or just want a test drive, come on out.

In addition other social meet-up events may be scheduled.  If you are interested in being notified via email fill out the form below and I will send reminders for time, place and date (if could be a moving target over the summer, check event schedule before attending).

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