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Saturday June 16, 2018 - Introduction to Fly Casting

This outdoor class will focus on developing the fundamentals of good fly-casting, the most important skill for successful fly-fishing.

It will cover:
  • the assembly, use and maintenance of the equipment
  • the roll cast
  • the basic cast
  • false casting
  • shooting line.

    All fly-casting equipment is provided, but please bring your own gear if you have it!
    Students should bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket and appropriate footwear for being around water.
    9am to 12pm - Meet at shop 15 minutes prior.


    Sheila Hassan
    Sheila is a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor (one of less than 200 in the world) and teaches fly-casting throughout New England. She is the chief instructor / program director at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing in the Catskills, and a member of the TFO Rods , R.L. Winston Rods and Hatch Reels Pro Staff.
    She has traveled extensively catching (and releasing) everything from bluegill to blue marlin, and she holds an IGFA Women's Fly-Rod World Record for both Bonefish, and Bluefish. Sheila performed a number of the fly-casting sequences in George Roberts's book, Master the Cast: Fly Casting in Seven Lessons. She has published her own book,
    Fly Casting : A Systematic Approach. Her second book, "Starting in the Salt: Saltwater FlyCasting" is now available.
    When she is not casting or fly-fishing, she works as a Nurse Practitioner in Boston. She teaches because she loves to share this sport with others.

    Congratulations to Sheila for winning woman's distance casting competition at ICAST 2016. Two years in a row now!

    Capt. Bill Hassan

  • USCG Licensed Captain
  • IFFF MASTER Certified Fly-Casting Instructor
  • TFO Rods - Pro Staff
  • R.L. Winston Rod Co. Pro Staff
  • Hatch Reels Pro Staff
  • Columbia Sportswear , Pro Guide

  • Saturday June 16, 2018 - Introduction to Fly Casting