Once in a while, if there is no wind, nothing behind me to snag on, and all the other conditions are just right - I can make a cast all the way to the other side of the river and place my fly exactly where I wanted it to land. The other 96% of the time I come up short and several yards off target. I would say I need some help in the areas of distance and accuracy.
Tony Yap will be teaching a casting clinic on Saturday morning, August 14 at the Los Gatos Creek Casting Ponds. He is going to spend a couple of hours focusing on how to increase both distance and accuracy when casting a fly rod. The clinic is free to members of San Jose Flycasters. The clinic will begin at 10:00 AM.
You can bring your favorite fly rod - weights 5 to 10 - with a reel, matching weight forward fly line, leader, tippet and yarn. And bring paper and pen to take notes. Be sure to bring sunglasses or other full cover eye protection, or you will be asked to leave - courteously but firmly. You can bring a snack and something to drink, this clinic will likely go on for 3 plus hours. There is a parking fee of $6 at the Los Gatos Creek Park and they do ticket.
Tony Yap is an accomplished fly caster and teacher. He is a Lifetime member of San Jose Flycasters and has been involved with the club for over 35 years. He is a Life Time Member of the American Casting Association as well as a Certified Casting Instructor. Tony competed for 11 years in tournaments held by the American Casting Association and has won many gold and silver medals. He was Grand National Champion in Accuracy at several tournaments in 2003 and 2005. He won first place in both distance and accuracy at the Northern California FFF Conclave in Sacramento in 1990. Tony competed as one of the 5 member team representing the USA in the International Casting Tournament held in Slovenia in 2002.
If you have any questions be sure to attend the August 11 Flycasters club general meeting.