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Fly Casting Clinic


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Now that most of the winter sport shows are over, here's an opportunity for fly fishing enthusiasts to enhance your fly casting skills.

 

The Northbrook Park District is offering both an Intro to Fly Casting course as well as an Intermediate Fly Casting course in May. Each course is a 5-lesson series hosted by Lewis Ramsdell, a Certified Fly Casting Instructor sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers.

 

During the Intro course, students will learn the basics of various casting approaches used in shooting and stripping in line when fishing a fly on still water. Students need to bring a clipboard to class to assist with roll casting. The Intro course is being held on Wednesday evenings, May 6th thru June 3rd, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Fee for the five 1-1/2 hour series is $109 for Northbrook residents and $135 for non-residents.

 

During the Intermediate course (two us us have already registered for this course), students will learn specialty casts and coping with wind as well as single and double haul. Again students should bring along a clipboard. The Intermediate course is being held on Wednesday evenings, May 6th thru June 3rd, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Fee for the five 1-1/2 hour series is the same . . . $109 for Northbrook residents and $135 for non-residents.

 

Limited equipment may be rented from the instructor if you already don't own fly casting equipment. Assume the classes will be held at Lake Shermerville in Northbrook, but this needs to be confirmed.

 

Compared with fees charged by a few other private fly shops, the fee for these 5-lesson series is quite reasonable. If you're interested in either of these courses, please call the Northbrook Park District at 847-291-2995 and ask for Julie Hansen on Extension 125.

 

 

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This is a cool idea. Some of the shops seem way overpriced for lessons.

 

Hmmm...sounds like someone's been looking into flycasting lessons.

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Best $135-270 any ffing duffer could spend.It's unfortunate how many veteran flyfishermen still don't cast well in large part because they never learned proper techniques and so unknowingly just keep repeating poor ones.Even those competent in basic casting would benefit from learning advanced techniques such as dubl hauling,wind management,line management, different types of mends etc.Done well flycasting is rewarding unto itself as well as necessary to improve catch results.

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