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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 […]

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show 2015 day 3

Today started with a Bible study at 7:45. The group had a good time discussing the Christian role of the Priest of our own life. Then came a 3-hour casting class. The students learned quickly are readily, and we had to end with a too-brief discussion of the Double Haul. But, they did get enough […]

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show day 2

For me, day two started with a bang—or rather a cast; a casting class that we held outside in the nice warm sunny day. It was a good class and everyone learned a great deal. All the participants received a copy of my new DVD, The Perfect Cast I. Then followed a casting demonstration on […]

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show 2015 day 1

Friday, February 20, the show opened at 10 am to the roar of a fantastic crowd. Those of us who have been at the show for a number of years commented on the fact that the crowd was more reminiscent of a Saturday than a Friday. It was great to see such a enthusiastic and […]