Many people that would like to try fly fishing are reluctant to do so because they are intimidated by the cast. They have watched the movie, 'A River Runs Through It' where a guy was using a technique called shadow casting or saw someone fly fishing and throwing fifty or sixty feet of line in a perfect loop to a rising trout. That is intimidating, but that is not what learning to fly fish is about.
That kind of casting comes from a LOT of practice. I can just about guarantee you that they started casting the same way we all do...with the basic casting stroke.
Over the years I have heard many people say that they are not coordinated enough to learn to fly cast. To that I say, "if you can lift a cup of coffee from the table, take a sip, and set it back on the table, you are coordinated enough!" That may be exaggerating a bit, but not much. I don't want to over-simplify fly casting. There IS a learning curve. But with some instruction and practice, just about anyone young or old can enjoy this awesome sport.
Basic instruction will fill an eight hour day. Classes are one-on-one or two friends can share the experience. You won’t be thrown in with a group and have to worry about learning new skills with strangers.
This comprehensive program includes:
You may bring your own rod and reel or use mine. You will need your own waders, polarized sunglasses, and hat. Rain gear and a wading stick are advisable depending on conditions. By the end of the day you will be armed with a thorough understanding of fly casting and capable of fishing on your own.