STEP ONE: leland fly fishing schools
Forming a Loop
Forming a Loop --> Line Control --> Casting in the wind --> Private Onstream Instruction --> Mastering the Art of Fly Fishing
The most basic motion in fly casting is bringing the rod to a stop after it has been accelerated. This “stop” transfers the energy stored in the rod to the fly line, and allows the formation of the recognizable, classic casting loop, which delivers the fly to its target.
Through a hands-on demonstration of fly rod mechanics, fly line construction and the tapering of the leader you will understand the energy transference of your equipment and how it leads to a perfect fly cast. You’ll also learn how proper stance, grip and arm position can increase your casting efficiency and relieve potential fatigue.
As the lesson progresses, we’ll teach you to adjust the shape of your casting loops, as well as their angle and direction, to accommodate varying conditions you may encounter astream. You’ll practice adding and stripping line to increase your casting distance and control slack, and how to “gently alight” your fly on the water.
Step One Curriculum
• Equipment lexicon and assembly
• The theory of tapered equipment
• Body position, stance, and grip
• "The power of the stop"
• Forming Loops, open and tight
• Aiming loops, changing direction and plane
• Adding line to the system
• Stop and Drop
Practice the skills from Step 1
and you will be ready for Step 2 Line Control
Price: $100 for one person or $80 per person (for a group up to four)
Dates: Arranged according to your schedule.
Time: Arranged according to your schedule.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Location: Generally held at the Casting Ponds in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
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