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by easterncaster
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Guiding and Casting Instruction
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Guiding and Casting Instruction

The two skill sets I teach when in the city, commonly on the grass in Central Park: 1) Saltwater: Hauling & Quick cast. Clients going on trips to get out of the winter weather of the Northeast. 2) Trout: Accuracy and Presentation. Much of what I spoke about in my prior post can be taught, or at leas...
by easterncaster
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Guiding and Casting Instruction
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Guiding and Casting Instruction

Wearing my guide hat here: I guide on moving water, the famed Catskill streams. Most clients hover in the Beginner level. They are great to be around, with their child-like mood, as so many things about fly fishing are fresh and new to them - you name it: bugs, knot, casting, birds, water flows, eve...
by easterncaster
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Guiding and Casting Instruction
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Guiding and Casting Instruction

Hi Paul,

I am both - Licensed (and insured) fishing guide in New York (and at times in Pennsylvania), and MCI with FFI.
Also, teach at Joan's school... :yeahhh:

The two go hand-in-hand for me.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Craig
by easterncaster
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Anchors for Snake Rolls
Replies: 20
Views: 5405

Anchors for Snake Rolls

It is about when you slip, and also how much and what you do immediately afterwards. The exercise of throwing consecutive 3 PULD's as far as you can by picking up only what you got out on the previous cast teaches us a lot of slipping pickups and slipping line under control at what could be called ...
by easterncaster
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Examination feedback
Replies: 80
Views: 12798

Examination feedback

Re CI exam: Well that did not happen here this summer. Exams were stopped once the candidate(s) hit the threshold of Bs and Fs.

As well, Observers were allowed to speak to candidates during the exams. Observers have ears-n-eyes, NO mouths! < that was the case pre-EDP, and should be same now.
by easterncaster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Examination feedback
Replies: 80
Views: 12798

Examination feedback

So the CI exam's Performance section is to be given in it's entirety - not stopped once the candidate has surpassed the threshold of Bs and Fs?
by easterncaster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The term tracking.
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

The term tracking.

At times in my teaching I have used 'non-casting' terms: plan, elevation, profile and silhouette.
by easterncaster
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pushing / pulling / rotation timing
Replies: 49
Views: 20292

Pushing / pulling / rotation timing

When you do a google video search with "fly casting late rotation," the first hit is Steve's 30-minute presentation on accuracy casting for MCIs. At around 4 minutes, there is a reference to late rotation, in particular the tendency to tail. To be more specific, late rotation is related to I like t...
by easterncaster
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting a heavy line with a small versus a big fly
Replies: 29
Views: 5617

Casting a heavy line with a small versus a big fly

Maybe the fly provides lift, lifting the heavy line like a small bird picking up a large stick and flying off... :glare: :whistle:

Merlin, help !!
by easterncaster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting a heavy line with a small versus a big fly
Replies: 29
Views: 5617

Casting a heavy line with a small versus a big fly

Agreeing with Lasse here...

The big fly is an 'energy suck'. The fly's attributes finish the system as designed - a balancing act.

It's the tail on the kite, or kite on the tail... :D

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