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Annual GBF Spring Casting Clinics
April 2018
By John Hogg

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This is to announce GBF’s annual spring Fly Casting clinics. These clinics are appropriate for all skill levels of casters. If you are a novice, we will get you going, and if you are experienced we will make you better. The clinics are conducted over three consecutive Saturdays – each day will offer new material.

Dates and times:

Saturday, April 7, 10 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 14, 10 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 1:00 pm

The agenda will include a short break should you choose to bring a mid-day snack, and there will be the usual donuts and coffee on arrival.

All classes will be held at Gibson Ranch Regional Park. There is a car pass charge of $5.00 to enter the park, or use your American River Parkway county annual pass.

You must be a GBF member to take this clinic – there is no fee.

We will address the following casts, topics, and techniques:

  • The 6 essential elements of a fly cast.
  • Why most fly casters can never throw more than 50 feet.
  • Roll cast
  • Pickup – Laydown forward cast
  • False casting
  • Shooting line to add distance
  • Introduction to the double haul
  • Maximizing your distance cast
  • Rigging and casting for chironomid fishing under an indicator
  • Rigging and casting heavy flies with sinking lines for bass fishing

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