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Why use a Certified Casting Instructor?

The Federation of Fly Fishers, one of the two national fly fishing organizations, established a casting instructor certification program about 20 years ago to develop highly qualified instructors to teach and train fly fishing students properly. Proper instruction reduces frustration and increases success leading to a greater number of people that will enjoy fly fishing.

A Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor must be a great fly caster but also a great instructor. The certification process tests casting ability, fly fishing and fly casting knowledge, and the instructor's ability to teach. Stated another way, all instructors are expected to have high levels of casting and diagnostics skills but most importantly excellent teaching and communication skills. Certified casting instructors are guided by a Code of Conduct and Ethics established by the Federation of Fly Fishers Casting Board of Governors.

All certified instructors are required to continue learning about casting through exposure to various sources, and are expected to continue seeking ways to become more effective teachers. By hiring a Certified Casting Instructor you can be assured that you will receive quality casting instruction.

Federation of Fly Fishers

The Federation of Fly Fishers is a 43 year old international non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the sport of fly fishing through Conservation, Restoration and Education. The Federation of Fly Fishers and its Councils are the only organized advocate for fly fishers on an national and regional level.

The idea to create a national federation of fly fishing clubs by people who also were willing to take action, seems to have sprung up on both coasts in the early 1960's. In June 1965, the first Conclave of the Federation of Fly Fishers took place in Eugene Oregon and was hosted by the McKenzie Flyfishers. It was immediately a national organization with the inclusion not only of West Coast fly fishing clubs, but also the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers from New York. Twelve clubs had joined the Federation by the end of 1965, and by the second Conclave held at Jackson Hole Wyoming in September 1966, the number of clubs had risen to 29.

Today the FFF has grown to over 300 clubs, and the organization is moving more and more toward being an organization comprised of individual members. Our goal is to support fisheries conservation and educational programs for all fish and all waters. Anywhere fly fishers have an interest, the FFF can and does play a role.

text courtesy Federation of Fly Fishers website

Instruction for Beginners

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Intermediate Instruction

The intermediate level casting classes expand your knowledge to include all five essentials of fly casting. This level provides the building blocks required to advance most casting skills and to make you a better fly fisherman. These classes ...Read more

Custom Instruction

Instruction can be provided that focuses on your particular area of interest. Want to start or improve your double haul? Want to improve your presentation and accuracy? Want to cast nymphing rigs or bass bugs? Need to execute slack line casts? I can help. Customised instruction is a ...Read more