Our May 2nd Casting Clinic was a great success!
Open to members only, and at no cost, 10 registrants got hands-on, one-on-one instruction from Jeff Putnam, our FFF Certified Casting Instructor. Jeff tailored his teaching to each student's needs and skills, whether they were a beginning or experienced caster. Jeff demonstrated his usual great skill in diagnosing casting faults, and providing as much or as little adjustment as was needed. Remarks from all students indicated that each felt he or she was made a better casters by attending.
In the first session, although limited to students using single-handed rods, Jeff focused on introducing spey techniques based on fishing situations and terminal tackle choices. The second session was reserved for students using two-handed, or spey rods. In this class, student experience ranged from first-time spey casters just learning to employ a two-handed rods, to veteran steelhead fishermen looking to tune up their cast. In each session, Jeff showed remarkable ability to observe a student, and identify just the tip or technique that would make the student better.
Some of our students.