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New FFi TH certs?

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Mangrove Cuckoo
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New FFi TH certs?


Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Sat May 29, 2021 1:23 pm

Hey folks,

I got a couple questions...

Is anyone familiar with the new FFi certifications (2) for Spey casting? And, if so, do you have any comments?

I am getting more and more requests for lessons for "Trout Spey". It seems to be getting popular over here. I have some experience with Spey casts, especially single hand, but I also have a few traditional DH rods that I have played with. But, I am hesitant to claim I am at teaching level.

So, when I heard that there was a CI level for the TH cert I thought I would look into it. The original TH certification was always something I thought I would do some day, but I realized it was beyond my level and I did not have the time nor inclination to take it on. I saw it as something even higher than my MCI. Now that there is a CI level I might could handle that if I put my mind to it. If nothing else, it would give me some more confidence for teaching.

Second question... looking over the suggested books and videos, I was surprised to see that there were no recent ones listed. The most current one I saw was 2010!

So, can anyone suggest a book or video of quality that is up to date?

Here in Florida, there is very little call for traditional Spey, but Skagit seems more aligned with our larger, heavier, sinking flies. So that is really what I expect will be most useful. As to Trout Spey, my trout fishing buddies flew right past it when Euro style nymphing addicted them all.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: New FFi TH certs?


Post by Lasse Karlsson » Sat May 29, 2021 3:42 pm

Yes, I am familiar with the THCI and the THMCI tests, any specific questions?

General comments would be that there is some typos in the versions available, so don't sweat if something seems odd 😄

I'm not surpriced nothing newer is in the list, do you know of any twohanded casting books that are newer?

Teaching wise, it's casting, physics doesnt change because we need one more hand on the stick, our movements have to be adapter, but booke like Simon Gawesworths speycasting and Al Buhr's two handed fly casting covers that pretty well. As always, question everything and try it out to decide for yourself, have only read one book on flycasting where there wasn't things which didn't hold true IRL...

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Re: New FFi TH certs?


Post by Morsie » Sun May 30, 2021 12:54 am

So glad to see the term "Point P" back in use.

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