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Bronze Level Casting Skills Fundamentals

The Fly Casting Skills Challenge Program is designed for the beginner as well as the intermediate and advanced fly fisher. It is meant to be a fun, voluntary way to study, practice, and challenge oneself in a progressive fashion at one’s own pace. It allows participants to measure progress with an option of receiving documentation and recognition for doing so.

Casting instruction will be by Master Certified Casting Instructor Gary Kell and additional Certified Instructors. The program consists of:


1. Pick up and Lay Down Cast - Dominant and Non-Dominant side - 35’

2. Horizontal Pick Up and Lay Down Cast - 35 ft.

3. Shooting Line to 40 ft.

4. Accuracy at 25 and 35 feet

5. Roll Cast - 35 feet - Dominant Side

6. Distance cast to 50+ feet


The Casting Skills Challenge will be held at Oil Creek State Park at the Blood Farm Day Use Area. All start times are at 10:00 AM. Ages 8 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The dates are:

June 4 - Casting Instruction and demonstration of each cast.

June 11 - Practice on the course, instruction where needed

June 18 - Casting Skills Challenge - (Optional)

All participants must have their own equipment. Preregistration and payment in the amount of $50.00 will be required prior to June 4, 2022 and you will receive one new 1x tapered leader for this event. For more information contact us at keystoneflyfishers1@gmail.com or call 814-673-5478 or search FFI Website for Casting Skills Fundamentals.

(Recommended 9 Ft. 5-7 weight rod)

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