Client TestimonialI recently did the E.I. Fly 1X class with Mark. It was one of the best three hours I’ve invested in my fly fishing career, and my only regret is not doing it sooner. I not only benefited from Mark’s unquestionable knowledg…
I recently did the E.I. Fly 1X class with Mark. It was one of the best three hours I've invested in my fly fishing career, and my only regret is not doing it sooner. I not only benefited from Mark's unquestionable knowledge and experience, but the purposeful nature of every single exercise and drill that we did. The session was organized and well thought out, with nothing left to chance. Mark diagnosed and remedied flaws in my cast (many ten years in the making) and more importantly reprogrammed me both physically and mentally. As a learner, it was important that I had the opportunity to not only understand cognitively but imprint the movements physically. And, I left with specific things to work on before seeing Mark again for logical next steps. The more I fish, the more I think money is almost always better spent learning than on more gear. Though we have a wealth of world class guides here in Colorado, I know of no one that specializes in casting in such a organized and logical manner. Anyone wanting to improve their casting---and fishing by extension---should take advantage of Mark Foley's expertise and teaching ability.
J. Lacy. Denver, Colorado
Why First Cast Fly Fishing
I am not a fly shop employee teaching large classes, who may also sell guided trips or equipment. I am not a trout-bum or full-time guide who thinks he/she can teach, but actually cannot. I am not a certified instructor who unquestionably follows a manual or industry malarkey. I am 100% teacher who works exclusively with your fly-fishing cognition and casting biomechanics.
Class and Contact Information
Hi Denver.It’s spring — time for fly-fishing and casting lessons. Lessons are held at west washington park, and field trips are offered to popular rivers. Why First Cast?- Our class size is never more than 4 students- Maximum 1…
It's spring -- time for fly-fishing and casting lessons. Lessons are held at west washington park, and field trips are offered to popular rivers. Why First Cast?
- Our class size is never more than 4 students
- Maximum 1:1 teaching time with a certified instructor
- We teach to your level, both single and two hand castingDon't Take our Word, Read Client Testimonials:
- 12 years old and under are FREE, when supervised by an adult
Recently while in Denver, I had the opportunity to work with Mark Foley to help tune my casting. Initially I had contacted Mark in regarding his guided DIY fly fishing in Argentina, which led me to see that he was also an FFI casting instructor and had recently relocated to Denver. As opportunity would have it, I had 3 days in Denver that included a free morning -- so, I contacted Mark about a casting lesson. After meeting at the agreed time Mark set up targets, at varying distances, and the lesson began with him watching my casting stroke. As expected he noted both good and bad. In the next 3 hours, Mark worked on correcting my bad habits and expanding on the good. At the end of the session I was impressed with my progress, even with the 20+ mph wind that kicked up about halfway though the lesson. The 3 hours passed before I knew it, and my accuracy improved, as did my ability to deal with wind. I was so impressed, for my next time in the Denver, I plan to schedule another lesson for myself. In short, I was very happy with my progress and highly recommend Mark to anyone wanting to either learn to cast or improve their casting. Tight lines.
D. Jennings. Grand Junction, CO.