Troutfest TX 2019
Casting Instructor Schedule

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On the Water Casting

Demo: Saturday 11:30 – 12:30 Instructor Mr. Dayle Mazzarella
Slickline, Mending, and Curve Casts on the water

Dayle will demonstrate a dozen or so casts that help create drag free drift in various current conditions. These cast catch more fish!! If the observer wishes to work on these casts sign up for our Trout class
Saturday at 9:00 – 11:00 & Sunday at 1:00 – 3:00

Demo: Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 Instructor Mr. Jeff Ferguson
Roll Casting on the water.

Jeff will be demonstrating the art of making a good roll cast when wading.

Demo: Sunday 11:00 – 12:30 Instructor Mr. Gary Davison
Introduction to Spey Casting on the water.

Gary will demonstrate both single hand and two handed Spey Casts on the water. Anyone wanting to learn about Spey Casting will enjoy this class.

Trout Class: Lead Instructor – Mr. Dayle Mazzarella

This class is designed to teach the intermediate caster the following:Slackline Casts, Aerial Mends, Water Mends, and Curve Casts. All these casts will enable
an angler to catch more fish on rivers & streams.

Heavy Lines & Flies: Lead Instructor – Mr. Jeff Ferguson

In this class the Anglers will learn to pick up and deliver heavy sinktip and full sinking lines as well as big or air resistant flies. Constant Tension Casts will be emphasized as well as bringing the line to the surface. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but some equipment can be provided.

Introduction to Two Handed Spey Casting: Lead Instructor – Mr. Gary Davison

The participant will learn the basic Spey Casts such as the Single Spey, Double Spey & Snake Roll Spey Cast using a two-handed rod. This class will include discussions on Wind, Current, and Bank Placement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but some equipment will be available. Rods with Short to Medium Belly floating lines or Shooting Head Lines will be fine for this class.

7 Fundamental Casting Drills: Lead Instructor – Mr. Dayle Mazzarella

These 7 drills are essential in developing mastery of all casts. Even very advanced casters can improve dramatically by practicing these drills. Beginning casts will find these drills invaluable in advancing more quickly.

Introduction to Single Hand Spey Casting: Lead Instructor – Mr. Gary Davison

The participant will learn the basic Spey Casts such as the Single Spey, Double Spey & Snake Roll Spey Cast using a single hand rod. This class will include discussions on Wind, Current, and Bank Placement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. A rod with a weight forward floating fly line will be fine for this class.

The Double Haul Class: Lead Instructor -Mr. Jeff Ferguson

Whether or not the participant is an intermediate or advanced caster, this class will give you lots of tips on how to improve the efficiency of your double haul. It is recommended that a participant be able to cast fairly-narrow loops at 45 to 50′ before learning to double haul.

Casting In the Wind: Lead Instructor – Mr. Jim Bass

This class will teach the participant various & specific techniques given any wind direction and velocity. Being able to double haul is a major advantage when casting in the wind.

Saltwater Class: Lead Instructor – Mr. Jeff Ferguson

Saltwater environment often requires long casts, quick casts, and working with heavy flies in wind. The Participant will learn how to use various casting techniques to overcome saltwater challenges. Double hauling is definitely an advantage when using these techniques.

Roll Cast: Lead Instructors – Mr. Mike Wright

There are multiple important uses for the roll cast. Having obstructions behind the angler is only one of the situations that a roll cast is good for. This class will not only teach the fundamentals of roll casts, but also discuss various fishing situations that a roll cast can make easier. Anyone who fishes for trout will find this class invaluable.

Casting Dr.: All available Instructors.

This class will be reserved for individuals who would like a 1 on 1
instruction to help with specific casting issues. This format will be available for Friday from 1:00 to 5:00
2- 1hour classes are scheduled on Saturday & Sunday.

“WOMEN’S BEGINNERS FLY CASTING”

Saturday 1:00p – 3:00p
This class is designed for first-time/beginner fly casters, and will introduce techniques for proper loop formation and accuracy, and basic line management. Casters will also review what good and bad technique looks like and results in, and how to fix the basic problems most casters experience at the beginning of their casting experience.

“WOMEN’S FLY CASTING STRATEGIES”

Sunday 9:00a – 11:00a
This class is designed for beyond-beginner fly casters, and will focus on improving accuracy, distance and line management for more successful fishing. The various techniques for casting in the wind will be explored.

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