Annual GBF Spring Casting Clinics

The traditional annual casting clinic at Gibson Ranch has been replaced by

 more frequent small group clinics at Sierra Meadows Park in Rocklin. Watch for member

emails in order to register.  Participation is limited, first come-first served.

By John Hogg

(Click here for info. on loaner fly rods!)

A list of GBF Members who are achievers for the Fly Fishers International Fly Casting Skills Development Program
is now available here.

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:

Announced periodically via member email. Reply to email to register.


You must be a GBF member to attend casting clinics – 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