We are all aware of the expression, “it’s never too late.” This post is about the energy centered on this thought/expression.Meet Richard, an advance beginner, age 71, living in the great state of Maine. Officially, Richard is the oldest fl…
Meet Richard, an advance beginner, age 71, living in the great state of Maine. Officially, Richard is the oldest fly-casting client I have ever had. He's self-employed, still happily working five days per week, and very much wants to bring his fly-casting skills to the next level -- you gotta love his energy!
Since Richard is an advance beginner, having taken lessons and fished on his own, I structured the class to meet his specific needs. In the end, I combined my 1X and 2X casting classes. This gave Richard an opportunity to cast on land and in the water.
Why Work with a Certified Casting Instructor?
Within seconds I could tell what Richards casting strengths and weaknesses were. He seemed shocked that it only took seconds for me to diagnose his casting stroke -- that's why you work with a certified casting instructor, especially an instructor who has real world experience. Here's what Richard's problems were:
- Rod Tip Path: the tip of his rod was not consistently traveling in a straight line.
- Wrist Roll: he did not know that he was rolling his wrist during the casting stroke.
How to Fix?
Sorry folks, you'll have to come to my class to learn the many tricks I have to quickly correct casting issues. Here's my guaranty:
- I will teach you how you can self-correct 99% of all casting issues. In other words, like a medical doctor, I will prescribe a set of specific drills-n-skills that will help you correct your issues -- that's what great instructor do.
- Just remember, it's never too late to learn! If you practice and re-train the body, you will get great results.
The 1X class is 100% on-land and according to my students, one of the best educational experiences of their lives.
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to teach as the money I earn goes directly towards my graduate school fund. As of August 2016, I am an online graduate student at Adams State University (it's never too late to pursue your dreams). When I finish the program, I will have a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling. With the combination of my education, skills, and life experiences; my goal, whether on or off the water, is to help you be a better you -- a better person and fly-fisherman.
PS. Read Richard's testimonial at http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/raves.html