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
• 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
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.
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.