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CASTING MATTERS: Minding Your Loop – Virtual Presentation

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


If you ask most fly anglers what the fly rod is for, they’d likely say to cast the fly, or perhaps the more experienced would tell you it’s to cast the line. That answer is close. But to be more specific, the proper movement of a fly rod by an angler is to create a loop of fly line, either forward or back, extending from the rod tip. It’s this loop, then, that does the work of delivering the fly to the target. 

Once you learn the steps necessary to form and control the size of that loop, your ability to place flies where and in the manner you wish expands exponentially. In this presentation, FFI CI Jim Richards will cover the fundamentals of loop formation, use cases for different loops, and the skills necessary to control loop shape and trajectory.

Presenter: Jim Richards, FFI CI

Jim is a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and is an officer and member of the Board of Directors for the Fly Fishers International Texas Council. Additionally, Jim is a 15 plus year member of the Texas Fly Fishers, where he has served as an officer and member of the Board of Directors, is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and is a member of Trout Unlimited (Guadalupe River Chapter). In addition to fly fishing experience from coast-to-coast in the United States, for multiple freshwater species such as trout, small and largemouth bass and Arctic grayling, along with saltwater species including redfish, trout, bonefish, snook and tarpon, Jim has also fished the waters of Belize, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jim has served as a volunteer instructor for The Mayfly Project – a fly fishing-based organization created for the benefit of foster children and enjoys fly fishing from his SUP and kayak as a member of the Texas based Paddling Anglers in Canoes and Kayaks.

This event is free and brought to you by the Texas Council of Fly Fishers International.
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Topic: CASTING MATTERS: Minding Your Loop
Time: May 8, 2024 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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May 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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