CASTING CLASSES Information
Information for the Beginner:
If you have equipment, bring it with you. You should have a rod, reel with fly line (preferably a weight forward floating line) and leader attached. Rod weight should be a 5 or 6 and preferably 8-9 feet long. We can provide equipment for you if yours is not appropriate for the class.
Information for the Intermediate:
Bring your equipment. Rod weight should be 5 or 6 and preferable 8-9 feet long.
Please have a clean line with leader attached. A weight forward floating line is preferred. Please bring a line cleaner and a soft cloth with which to apply the cleaner.
Information for the Advanced:
You must be able to double-haul in order to take this class. By now you probably own more than one rod. Rod of choice is 9ft (however, rod lengths of 8’6” to 9’6” are acceptable) and a 4, 5or 6wt. We prefer a 4, 5, or 6 weight forward floating line. You will need a least two 9’ 4X leaders. Please clean the line prior to the class. Bring your line cleaner plus a soft cloth with you. Please note: AIR FLOW RIDGE and SCIENTIFIC ANGLER SHARK SKIN LINES ARE EXEMPT FROM CLEANING. Also include a small piece of old inner tube or soft leather to be used to straighten out your leaders. Learn the cast for every fishing situation and, at the same time, refine you double-haul and casting stroke.
Information for Shooting Head:
Bring along a 6, 7 or 8wt 9 ft. rod. If you are accustomed to a shorter rod, rod lengths of 6’ to 8’ are acceptable. Your reel should be loaded with a shooting head and running line. You DO NOT have to be able to double haul.
If you have a specific question regarding this class other than provided in the article,
please contact Luke Sing at 408-203-5604.
For all Classes: A sense of humor really helps! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 408-499-5191
Jo Hood, Casting Chair