Archive for the ‘Speaking Events’ Category

Chuck, Theo, and Harry into Real Fish

Well, enough of aliens. The fearsome trio of Chuck, Theo, and Harry headed to the hills for some real fish—trout in this case. And they found some very nice ones. Question is, will they have enough will power to leave real fish and go to the International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset next weekend (Nov. […]

NAFF Casting Notes

One of our main goals at the Northern Arkansas Fly Fishers clinic this past weekend was an involved discussion of casting. Casting is the physical skill of fly fishing, and often times the enjoyment of an angling day comes from our ability to readily execute the needed cast and/or mend to take a particularly difficult […]

Clinic for Northern Arkansas Fly Fishers

I was invited to do a fly fishing clinic this past weekend (10/31-11/1) for the Northern Arkansas Fly Fishers in Cotter, AR. There was a bit of rain, but nothing that interfered with our time outside to discuss casting. Indoors, I tied flies and gave several PowerPoint presentations on The Angler as Predator, Nymphing from […]

Clydehurst Christian Ranch Fly Fishing School day 2

Our second day was one of bright blue skies and pleasant temperatures. After morning chapel, we discussed equipment with a detailed Q&A session. Then right after lunch, we had a casting contest—both accuracy and distance. There were 4 targets at different ranges and each caster made 3 casts to each. One point was awarded for […]

Clydehurst Christian Ranch School Day 1

Last night was the opening salvo to prime the fly fishing pump. Today, we poured it to them. We started with the Clinch Knot and Improved Clinch, and then moved on to a discussion of the Three Point Grip, Wrist Casting, Forearm Casting, and Whole Arm Casting, and worked through A.L.E. (acceleration, loop formation, and […]

Clydehurst School 2015 Intro

Marc Williamson and I arrived at Clydehurst on Wednesday evening, and got ourselves organized in our cabins. Thursday morning, after breakfast, we organized the materials for the school and checked out our electronics, then packed a light lunch and headed downriver to fish a couple of nice runs that we had seen when driving in. […]

PM Fly Fishing School

This past weekend (6/13-6/14/2015) I conducted a fly fishing school at the Pere Marquette Rod and Gun Club on the banks of the Pere Marquette River at Baldwin, Michigan. The 20 students had a great time. We managed to do our casting exercises between the rain storms; none-the-less, we received between 2 and 3 inches […]

EWF 2015 day 2

The morning dawned bright and sunny, and it continued that way all day. It was not overly warm, however. The wind had a bit if chill in it, and the temperature stayed in the 50s. It was light jacket weather, for sure. As expected, the crowd did not burst open the doors at 9am, but by […]

EWF 2015 day 1

The EWF show started today. The crowd was assembled and ready to enter the Show well before the 9am opening, and they hung around until the Show had to close at 6pm. As in all shows, there were casting demonstration, fly tying demonstrations, presentations, and plenty of exhibitors. What makes this show so unique is […]

EWF Pre-Show Day 2015

The EWF Show in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, just a bit west of Munich begins tomorrow, April 18. Today was setup day for the exhibitors and a time for casting classes. I offered two: one from 1:30 to 3:30pm and the other from 4 to 6pm. The first class had 3 students and went well with the […]