How to Fly Cast: Goal 2 – Line Control
Controlling your fly line is the goal. Accuracy, efficiency and happiness on every cast is the payoff.
• Pulling fly line from air
• Pulling fly line from water
• Fly line control at all angles
• Confirming your fly equipment is balanced
• Balancing your fly equipment, if possible
• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland equipment
• Fly cast where others cannot
• Fish your fly where others cannot
• Catch fish others cannot
Leveraging what you've mastered from Goal 1 – Forming an efficient Loop, it's now time to add control to your fly casting game with fly casts up to forty feet.
Fly line control is imperative to fish catching success. Simply put, the world's greatest fly (if there actually was one) is nearly useless unless you can put it where you want it. We'll make sure you'll have the skill set to accurately place your fly where you wish.
Furthermore, with our proven casting principles, you'll be on your way to understanding how to fly cast in challenging situations that other anglers deem impossible. You'll be able to access waters (and the fish in these waters) that to other anglers, simply don't exist.
We call this approach, “private water casting.” In essence, there is private water within every public stream or river that is often unfished. We'll give you the principles, understanding and techniques to fish this untouched water and catch the best fish in the run.
Whether air casting or water casting, your fly fishing world will expand greatly. You won't have to rush to the public water. Instead, you can take your time and fish the waters you choose to fish and catch the fish that others only dream about.
It's time to raise the fly casting bar with fly line control and we're here to help you. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and we'll put a date on your calendar that you'll never regret.
How to Fly Cast: Goal 1 - Form a Loop
Efficiently forming a loop of fly line will unlock the magic of fly fishing.
• Three principles of efficient fly casting
• Pulling fly line to a stop
• Forming an effective loop
• Confidence in fly casting and basic fly fishing
• Excitement for the sport of fly fishing
• Path to fly fishing success
Far more than just a fly casting demonstration, our best-selling product is a necessary component for you to truly enjoy the sport. Think of it as a welcome mat for anyone who's ever wanted to fly fish.
The defining attribute of our sport is the unique way we deliver our lure (the fly) using a weighted line (the fly line). The goal of this gathering is to give you the three (and only three) important principles of efficient fly line control for fly casts up to forty feet.
Our qualified staff will assist you in forming an elegant, efficient loop of fly line using a fully-balanced Leland fly fishing outfit. This essential skill will begin to unlock the magic of fly fishing. With it, you can begin to deliver your fly with control and accuracy, while celebrating the sport.
Efficient fly casting is is of course an important component of the sport of fly fishing, but there's more. We'll also cover some of the rudimentary principles of fishing. Nothing too deep in detail. Just enough fishing information to give you the confidence that you'll arrive stream-side with a good cast and a responsible understanding of fly fishing.
For two hours at our beautiful ranch, you'll have the undivided attention of a Leland staff member. Whether honing your fly cast, discussing the basics of fly fishing or reviewing the limited tackle required to participate, the goal is put you at ease, build confidence and responsibly prepare you for an enjoyable day on the water.
Don't put fly fishing off another year, start your journey correctly. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and book your fly fishing experience at the Leland Ranch today. You won't be disappointed.
How to Fly Cast: Goal 4 – Saltwater Fly Casting
Casting quickly and accurately in the challenging winds of the saltwater flats is the key to success
• Quick Cast
• Fly Casting in the Wind
• Stripping fly line and the strip strike
• Floating and Sinking Fly Lines
• Cast quickly and accurately
• Fly Cast in the Wins
If fly fishing the saltwater flats is on your list, you should know this ain’t your granddaddy's style of fly fishing. Sure, the overall game is the same... to subtly land your fly in front of a cruising bonefish, permit or tarpon...but that's pretty much where the similarities end.
The saltwater environment is constantly in flux. Ever-changing tides, weather and seasons dictate your angling options...and the wind, it's brutal. To arrive prepared for an exceptional experience, it's imperative you up your fly casting game, and that's where we at Leland come in.
Sure, we've got years of saltwater flats fishing experience, but more importantly we've got almost thirty years of fly casting instruction under our belts. This fly casting saddle time means we've worked hard on honing in on what's important when it comes to efficiently fly casting in the wind, and we'll share this knowledge with you, here at our ranch.
We'll give you the necessary fly casting principles that convert to the most efficient loop shapes that easily penetrate the harshest of winds. While other anglers will stay in the lodge to sip fancy drinks adorned with umbrellas, you'll be out in the gusty winds casting and catching with confidence.
We'll also show you a trick or two that will further prepare you for fast, accurate casts and controlled follow-up casts. You'll be ready to land your fly to that spooky bonefish, permit or tarpon at just about any angle and distance. Believe us, your guide will be impressed with your fly casting abilities and so will your angling buddies. Oh, and when your guide knows you can fly cast well, you'll end up in even cooler angling locations, that other sports simply cannot fish.
Let's get you ready for an amazing saltwater fly fishing experience. Let's get you up to the Leland Ranch in Sonoma for some thoughtful fly casting principles that will change your saltwater angling experiences forever. Just give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and start the journey.
How to Fly Cast: Goals 1-5 – Fly Casting Master Course
Complete this flight of fly casting goals and you'll be at the pinnacle of skilled casters...
• Understanding all principles
• Air and water cast mastery
• All angles, all distances
• Understanding balanced equipment
• Fly line tapers
• Efficient equipment solutions
• Mastering all fly casts
• Access to all waters
• Take private water with you, everywhere
For truly dedicated fly anglers, we offer our Master Cast fly casting package. The goal of this flight of fly casting courses is to give you complete mastery of fly line control. Upon completion, you'll have the principle-based skill set to control your fly fishing destiny. Accuracy, controlled distance and subtle pretensions will be yours at will. Wind will become irrelevant and the world of fly fishing possibilities will finally be exposed.
Butter smooth, efficient loops of fly line will leap effortlessly from your fly rod's tip, penetrate wind and present your fly exactly where you want it. Straight casts and curved casts will be yours for the picking and previously impossible casts to ungodly targets will become commonplace.
With these fly casting skills, you'll unlock the secret...that you can take “private water” with you anywhere you fish. Fishing guides will smile upon your first cast and you'll be escorted to more challenging waters, where the big fish live. You'll never rush to the river again, as you'll be fishing your own waters, with the fly casting skills that most anglers lack.
You'll no longer just catch fish on fly fishing tackle. Instead, you'll earn your fish by leveraging your casting principles to create a more than likely outcome...a fish you chose to catch. This subtle, but important difference will add immeasurable enjoyment to the sport you already love.
Fly fishing equipment will no longer just be a casual choice for you. It will become a confident solution to your fishing experience, as you'll understand the principles and physics behind an efficient and balanced fly fishing outfit, suited to your fly fishing desires.
Most importantly, you'll become a fly casting ambassador to this great sport. Your casting skills will be noticed by others. Questions will be asked. Should you choose, you'll have the ability to change other fly anglers' experiences.
Think about it, what other outdoor sport could you master in only ten hours of instruction and a bit of practice? If fly fishing is in your blood, we at Leland are here for you. If you give us your trust, focused attention and limited time, we promise you won't be disappointed. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and we'll put a date on the calendar that will change your fly fishing life.
How to Fly Cast: Goal 3 – Efficient Distance Casting
Adding distance to any cast can increase your enjoyment of the sport...and earn you more fish!
• Efficient, Controlled Distance
• Shooting Line from Water
• Shooting Line from Air
• Balancing your fly equipment, if possible
When fly casters think about distance, far too often the focus is solely on the longest fly cast possible. To us at Leland, this is missing the point. Controlled distance is the real goal. With it, you can put your fly accurately where you want it, whether close, medium and of course, far.
To reach out further with your fly cast, power is not the only consideration. Instead, efficiency and a well-formed loop are the necessary building blocks. Only when a loop of fly line is properly formed will it travel through the air with as little resistance as possible creating fly casts beyond forty feet.
If you've visited us for our fly casting goals, 1 and 2, you're now ready for Goal 3. Leveraging our proven fly casting principles, we'll show you how to efficiently form a smooth fly line loop. We'll prove to you that you can cast in the wind and we'll provide you with the necessary skill set to reach out further with your fly cast than you ever thought possible,while still remaining accurate.
With these casting skills wind will become far less relevant to your day on the water. You'll be able to access water that other anglers cannot touch and catch the fish that most fly casters only dream about. Beyond increasing your fish count, you'll add further enjoyment to this great sport. You'll celebrate each cast and catch.
If you're ready to continue your fly fishing journey by upping your fly casting game. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959. We'll get a date on your calendar for a visit to the Leland Ranch where we'll add controlled distance to your fly cast and value to your fly fishing experience.
fishing is a grand excuse to find yourself in beautiful places with
something fun to do. Truth is, if more people went fly fishing, the
world would be happier. And to properly enjoy and celebrate
the sport of fly fishing, one should focus on its defining
attribute...the cast. Although it's true that any fly rod or outfit
can catch a fish, it's not true that all cast the same. To enjoy each
fly cast, a worthy fly fishing outfit (rod, reel and line) should be
balanced and efficient. That's exactly why we at Leland Rod Co.
designed the Sonoma Traveler Outfit.
a chaotic world of fly tackle choices, our simple goal was to provide
a sensible solution. We did this by designing our own gear from the
ground up, where each component (fly rod, fly line and fly reel)
complimented one another. The result of this project is a balanced
and efficient trout fly fishing outfit, where the whole is greater
than the sum of parts. Not only is this outfit brilliant for anyone
just getting into the sport. It's also the perfect solution for any
angler who's grown tired of tinkering with disconnected fly gear.
It's all right here waiting to be efficiently cast and enjoyed.
fine rod like our Sonoma Traveler is made even better with the right
fly line. Our Leland New Zealand “Pliny” Trout line is just the
ticket. In fact, it's so good, we named it after our favorite, local
beer (Pliny The Elder). We softened the line's coating, shortened the
head (the weight-forward part) and created the most efficient profile to efficiently roll your casting energy down the fly line,
through the most efficient leader we've ever cast (our New ZealandTrout Leader) and to your fly. When you cast this line on our rod,
you'll finally understand what we mean by efficient.
course every fly fishing outfit needs a fly reel. Yes, it does store
your fly line...but there's more to it than that. The proper fly reel
should be the correct weight to balance out the rod. It should have
the correct capacity to store not only our fly line, but have enough
backing (emergency line) should a big trout head down stream. A
fully-sealed, disc-drag is unnecessary for trout, so we went with the
classic and proven click and pawl system. It's easy to adjust, and
requires little to no maintenance. Best of all, when your trout takes
off, the classic sound of our Leland Classic Trout reel celebrating the moment will make
you smile. Yes, it's fully-machined, anodized and all, but most
importantly...this is a fly reel your granddaddy would want.
assembled, our fly rod, our fly line and our fly reel makes every
forty foot trout cast efficient, controlled and accurate. More
importantly, our Sonoma Traveler outfit will make your day on the
water that much better and really, that's why we all fly fish in the
first place. Take our word for it. This outfit is the one we use
every day at our ranch, teaching people how to efficiently control their fly line. It's also the outfit we personally take to the water
on our days off.
How to Fly Cast: Goal 5 – Efficient Two-Hand Fly Casting
Efficiently casting a two-handed fly rod at all angles literally opens up your world of fly fishing
• Two-handed water casting
• Two-handed air casting
• Changing casting angles
• Balancing your two-handed line system
• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland two-handed equipment
• Cast at all angles
• Access all waters
• Catch more fish
If you dream of chasing steelhead or salmon in broader rivers, nothing compares to the function and potential enjoyment of using a two-handed fly fishing outfit. These longer fly rods provide extra leverage and fly line “lift” allowing you to cast in extremely tight quarters and access fish that other single-hand fly casters only dream about.
With the right information and equipment, you'll be able to comfortably and efficiently expand your fishing opportunities...and we've got it all waiting for you here at the Leland Ranch in Sonoma.
With thirty years of experience in fly casting instruction, we've distilled the basic principles that are necessary for you to truly understand how to efficiently and enjoyably cast a balanced two-handed fly fishing outfit.
With confidence and a new fly casting skill set, you'll begin to unlock the fishing potential that awaits you. You'll be able to cast in seemingly impossible conditions to waters that were previously unavailable to you...and catch fish that you only dreamed about.
We'll also demystify the overwhelming choices available in two-handed fly line systems, giving you the understanding and confidence that you'll have the correct fly line for angling success.
There's also a hidden secret to two-handed fly casting. Once you understand the basic principles of two-handed line dynamics, you'll apply them even when you're casting your single-handed fly rod.
Let's expand your fly fishing world. Let's unlock untouched waters and give you access to even more trophy fish and memories. Let's get you efficiently casting a two-handed fly rod. Let's get you up to the Leland Ranch. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and we'll begin your two-handed journey.
"Hooking a trout has much to do with how perfectly you are able to present your dries."
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