NOTE: The evening casting session on this Aug. 9th date has been CANCELLED due to conflict with the Outside Lands Music Festival this week.
George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members. In George's own words:
In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.
Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.
Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.
This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club. Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.
Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.
If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:
May 3, May 17, May 31
June 14, June 28
July 12, July 26
August 9, August 23