Sunday, August 26, 2012

A few pics from the fair.

Fly dock

Face to face with Jeff Wagner.

List intended to make those of you who weren't at the 2012 fair, come to the 2013 fair.

36. Getting to the Next Level in Mastering Spey – Al Buhr.
How to get your Spey casting to the next level. Learn the subtle moves that make leaps in casting performance. Students should have the ability to Spey cast.  Equipment: Spey outfit (a rod/line can be provided with advance notice, contact the FFF office). Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon • Level: Intermediate/advanced*

35. Learn From Your Loop – Bruce Williams, Todd Somsel.
Learn to diagnose the cast by reading the shape of the loop. The loop is the result of the casting stroke. This class will explore how the stroke and other influences determine the loop shapes. Students need to be able to false cast comfortably and consistently. Equipment: Rod and brightly colored line.
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Level: Intermediate*

52. Loop Dynamics for the Instructor – Soon Lee, Bruce Richards. This workshop is for instructors. Part one: the loop; the cast; understanding loop dynamics. Intermission. Part two: frequently asked questions Gammels’ essentials; essentials for tight loops; SLP does not exist? SLP–two active necessities; SLP–three passive essentials; “stopless” cast, What are creep and drag?, What are drift and slide?, Q&A. Friday: 8 a.m. to noon • Level: Instructor*

2012 5-Weight Games Competition:
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Photos courtesy of Mark Huber, Donna Walkuski, Marian Tallon

International Federation of Fly Fishers, Fly Fishing Fair, "Workshops". Accessed May 26, 2012 available online at

Clipart - 123rf, "fishing silhouettes 2".  Accessed May 26, 2012 available online at

© Marian Tallon, August, 2012