2020 SHOW SCHEDULE

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亚洲免费无码真人在线Well, the year has ripped past, and 2020 is hard upon us. My blog entries were very low in 2019 because we are remodeling and building onto our house, and Nancy and I are doing the work. But, the Show Season is fast upon us, and I will be attending six of the Fly Fishing Shows a well as the show offered by the Buckeye Fly Fishers: the?Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show. Hope to see you there.

  1. Denver, CO—January 3-5
  2. Marlborough, MA—January 117-19
  3. Edison N–January 222-25
  4. Buckeye Fly Fishers Show, Cincinnati, OH
    January 31, February 1
  5. Lynwood, WA–Feb 15,16
  6. Pleasanton, CA–February 21-23
  7. Lancaster, PA–March 7,8

As always, at the Shows, I will be giving fly tying or fly casting classes in the mornings, PowerPoint presentations, fly tying demonstrations, and fly casting demonstrations in the late morning and afternoon. I will also be at the author’s booth to sign books (bring your books to be inscribed), and answer questions that you may have. Please come prepared to participate in any and all events.

The morning classes are of particular interest to many, so I urge you to sign up early. The casting class is highly popular and very instructive, and those in the fly tying classes always get new ideas and tying tactics that they can inject into their own design processes.

Jump on line and go to:https://flyfishingshow.com/denver-co/?to start your search for the Fly Show nearest you. Click on the show city in the headline bar and then page down to get the full story about the show. See you there!

The Buckeye Fly Fishers are hosting me for classes on Friday, January 31. There will be two casting classes (Spinning Flies, and Universal Nymphs), and a casting class. contact them at www.buckeyeflyfishers.com or phone 513 289 5250.

 

亚洲免费无码真人在线 I?wanted to tell everyone who is passionate about fly casting and wants to go to the next level about the Advanced Casting School that Mac Brown and I are teaching in Marlborough, Edison, and Pleasanton. Mac calls himself a “Casting Geek,” but I think that I would call him a “Casting Genius.” He organized advanced fly casting schools many years ago in NC to focus on casters that want to improve their skills, and now he and I have teamed up to offer advanced casting schools in conjunction with the Fly Fishing Shows. I’ve known Mac for many years, and am excited to be working with someone of his extraordinary skill level. His Book, Casting Angles(1997) is filled with high-level understandings of a wide range of casting maneuvers. Together, we over 83 years combined efforts as instructors of waving a string on a bendy stick.

The first class we offered was in Denver, and the five students were all delighted at the level of learning and the robust amount of information they received. We will be teaching these all-day advanced fly casting classes before the?in Marlborough, Edison, & Pleasanton. Mac will also be offering the class in Atlanta. Please register early, the class size is limited ?You can register at the Fly Fishing Show Site Fly Fishing Show??If you know of someone whom you may be mentoring or someone that is working on gaining an appreciation of the sport and wants to get advanced knowledge of casting, we would appreciate it if you could let them know.

Mac and I at the Denver Fly Fishing Show. The Advanced School was a delight for all involved. It’s a great way to truly develop new skills at a higher level.

 

 

 

 

The Single Best Book on Fly Casting Ever Written

Sooner or later, someone had to do it, and Jason has done it. Fly Casting is the core element of fly fishing, and the more one understands about the nuances of this skill, the better. But Jason has taken a new twist—the modular approach. It shows one how to build skill upon skill allowing anyone to achieve, what many believe to be, fly casting levels available only to the most athletically gifted among us.

He demonstrated this when he devised the “Shadow Cast” for the movie, A River Runs Though It, directed by Academy-award-winning director, Robert Redford. The Shadow Cast was a linked set of individual skills (modules) that included an Upward Hook, a Positive Hook Curve, the Galway Cast, and a hidden Double Haul.

The overall idea is quite simple. Learn a skill, link it to another skill, or more than one skill—each a “module” in the overall end result. It’s a fabulous way to learn to cast without mind-numbingly complex explanations, and the prospect of thousands of hours of practice out in the back yard. Pieces of casting simple click together like Legos, yielding a host of possibilities that are readily executed.

Then add in over 400 highly explanatory line drawings, and you have a book that far exceeds anything anyone has ever done in the teaching fly casting. Wow, Jas, it’s extraordinary.

To order your signed, numbered copy, go to Jason’s site, here.

This is the way it all fits together. The Tuck/Pile cast is just a vertical, overpowered curve followed immediately by a lift of the rod so the curve has a chance to form. Look at the great artwork and read the great explanation. Note the modules.

 

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After a few minor complications that have been fully cleared up, FLY GEAR is here.

This was an exciting book to write, with a deep look into the gear than makes fly fishing such an interesting sport. Until February 15th it is being offered at the Just-released price of $25.00, which includes shipping and handling. I will personalize the book to you, or to the person you designate when you order it. Please, if you are ordering it for someone else, don’t forget to tell me so, and give me that person’s name. Otherwise, I will sign it to the person who orders the book.

There’s a saying in fly fishing that equipment isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. And that’s certainly true. Especially when we understand that our equipment is the only thing between us and the fish. Fly Gear is a full 224 pages. And what a great 224 pages are they are, crammed with an abundance?of detailed information on the gear that we love. The primary emphasis is on rods, reels, lines, and leaders. These tackle items are not just discussed from the current view-point, but from the whole of fly fishing, its evolution to modern tackle (which began around 1850), and on to today’s marvelous equipment. There are charts and diagrams that help the reader to clearly see the “why” as well as the “how.” There are page upon page of reasoned guidance in tackle selection, and a thorough look at Bill Hanneman’s CCS system for rod evaluation. Two full chapters are devoted to leader development, including a deep look at Gary’s much lauded Uni-Body leader system. There’s a full chapter on the most used knots, replete with very clear photos of their construction. Fly lines, our most unique piece of fly fishing equipment, receive four chapters, discussing them in great detail so that the reader is totally prepared to select that just right line for any circumstance. Likewise four chapters are devoted to details of modern fly rods. Knowing?them in intimate?detail, from bamboo to glass to graphite to boron, allows the angler to not only select the best rod for any situation, but also allows the fly fisher to discuss topics such as action, swing weight, prepreg, mandrels, and more with total authority and accurate knowledge. This is a book designed by a fly fisher for every serious fly fisher.

To order this new book, click here: ORDER FLY GEAR

 

 

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The Perfect Cast I discusses and demonstrates the three casting Methods: Wrist Casting, Forearm Casting, and Whole Arm Casting, noting their best uses, and clearly illustrating the “how-to” of each method. Gary discusses grip and stance, including detailed instructions for The Three Point Grip. There are clearly illustrated demonstrations of the Bow and Arrow Cast, the Elliptical Stroke, Across the Head Cast, Hook Curve, Reach Mend, Curve Mend, Puddle Mend, Roll Cast, Switch Cast or Forward Spey, Shooting Line, Long Distance Casting. Gary discusses and illustrates the details of the backcast with its lift and flip, the pause, the forward cast, A.L.E., Loop formation, tailing loops, pantomiming, false casting, casting in the wind, pickups, including the “C” Pickup, change of direction pickups, mending, and more. Unique shots from above dramatically illustrate Gary’s discussions of the casts and mends. All this in a 72 minute DVD for only $16.50 postage paid

Gary’s clear and easy to follow teaching style was developed in over 40 years of teaching internationally on all aspects of fly casting and fly fishing at the professional level. He produced the first-ever instructional video on fly fishing (Nymphing, 1982), was the Midwest Director of the Fenwick Fly Fishing Schools, and a founding Board Member of the FFF Casting Certification Program. He writes and lectures internationally on all aspects of fly fishing. Music on this DVD from the CD, “My Madison,” by Gary Borger and John Beth. To order the CD or see other ongoing information, visit GaryBorger.com

To order this great new DVD click here: ORDER THE PERFECT CAST I DVD

 

 

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In this unique collaborative work, Gary and John have joined the best of their writing and musical composition and performance skills to celebrate their joy in this magnificent fishery. They envision the river’s seven segments in prose and music: the headwaters of the Gibbon River and the Firehole, the Upper Madison that feeds Hebgen Lake, Quake Lake with the lost campers under its huge slide, the 55 mile riffle down to Ennis Lake, and the Lower Madison through the Beartrap Canyon and on to the formation of the Missouri at Three Forks. John’s delightful music gives song to the grand sweep of the whole river, and Gary’s poetry in prose paints a unique picture of this unique river. “MY Madison” was awarded First Place in the 1994 Broadcast Division by the American Association of Outdoor Writers. This prestigious award is celebrated in this 20th Anniversary Release. This 14 track CD is priced at only $11.50 postage paid.?For ongoing information visit GaryBorger.com. Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved

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Advanced Fly Casting Schools with Gary Borger and Mac Brown

 

I?want to tell everyone who is passionate about fly casting and wants to go to the next level about the Advanced Casting School that Mac Brown and I will be teaching the day before each of the 2021 Fly Fishing Shows in Denver, Edison, Atlanta, and Pleasanton. Mac calls himself a “Casting Geek,” but I think that I would call him a “Casting Genius.” He organized advanced fly casting schools many years ago in NC to focus on casters that want to improve their understanding of casting and develop and hone their skills, and now he and I have teamed up to offer advanced casting schools in conjunction with the Fly Fishing Shows. I’ve known Mac for many years, and am excited to be working with someone of his extraordinary skill level. His Book, Casting Angles(1997) is filled with high-level understandings of a wide range of casting maneuvers. Together, we over 85 years combined efforts as instructors of waving a string on a bendy stick.

In 2021, we will be teaching these all-day advanced fly casting classes before the?in ?Denver, Edison, Atlanta & Pleasanton. ?Please register early, the class size is limited ?You can register at the Fly Fishing Show Site Fly Fishing Show??If you know of someone whom you may be mentoring or someone that is working on gaining an appreciation of the sport and wants to get advanced knowledge of casting, we would appreciate it if you could let them know.

The Advanced School that Mac and I offered the day before several Shows in 2020 was a delight for all involved. It’s a great way to truly develop new understandings and skill levels.?Participants typically wanted to improve their overall casting ability, control loop size and shape, hone or develop the single haul, double haul, and triple haul, single shoot, double shoot, and triple shoot, casting the line loop across the surface of the water, develop the four ways to curve the line, and much more. It’s a fun-filled day of learning and developing new, exciting skills.

Mac and I at the 2020 Denver Show..

2020 Shows and Beyond

The 2020 Show Season and Beyond

Well, 2020 has certainly proven to be a different year. The Fly Fishing Shows started in Denver on January 3. The other shows that followed were (in sequence) Marlborough, MA, Edison, NJ, Atlanta, GA (I missed this show to participate in the Buckeye Fly Fishers’ annual one-day show), Lynwood, WA, Pleasanton, CA, and Lancaster, PA. They were all excellent shows. The crowds were large and very enthusiastic, and I demonstrated casting and fly tying, and gave power point programs on a variety of fly fishing how-to topics.

As I usually do when giving casting demonstrations, I asked the crowd to participate, and they were most enthusiastic at the six shows I attended.

In addition, this year Mac Brown and I presented a one-day, advanced casting school the day before each of the Shows in Denver, Marlborough, Edison, and Pleasanton. Mac also presented this school at the Atlanta show.? Those in attendance were delighted at the amount and depth of the information that they received, and all went away with new casting skills to help them with their fishing and/or with their pursuit of CCI or MCI certification by the Fly Fisher International. Participants typically wanted to improve their overall casting ability, control loop size and shape, hone or develop the single haul, double haul, and triple haul, single shoot, double shoot, and triple shoot, casting the line loop across the surface of the water, develop the four ways to curve the line, and much more. We will be offering advance casting schools again the day before some of the shows in 2021. Watch this blog and Mac’s blog for further information (https://macbrownflyfish.com). The schools are booked through the Fly Fishing Shows, so check their web site, also (www.FlyFishingShows.com).

 

Before each of several shows in 2020, Mac Brown and I conducted a one-day, advanced fly casting school. They were well received and will be offered in 2021. Watch for them.

Crowds from the fly casting demonstrations at the shows. I named then “The Pointers.” I asked all of them to point and every one used their index finger to do so. It is the way I introduce the logic of the Three Point Grip, which, by the way has been around since fy casting began in the mid 1800s. It is much more accurate way to cast, and prevents taking the rod back too far on the backcast. Have a look at the smiling faces in this photo and the ones below, and note the enthusiastic pointing they were doing!

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Advanced Casting Schools

 

The 2020 Fly Fishing Show Season is upon us, and I?wanted to tell everyone who is passionate about fly casting and wants to go to the next level about the Advanced Casting School that Mac Brown and I are teaching in Marlborough, Edison, and Pleasanton. Mac calls himself a “Casting Geek,” but I think that I would call him a “Casting Genius.” He organized advanced fly casting schools many years ago in NC to focus on casters that want to improve their skills, and now he and I have teamed up to offer advanced casting schools in conjunction with the Fly Fishing Shows. I’ve known Mac for many years, and am excited to be working with someone of his extraordinary skill level. His Book, Casting Angles(1997) is filled with high-level understandings of a wide range of casting maneuvers. Together, we over 83 years combined efforts as instructors of waving a string on a bendy stick.

The first class we offered was in Denver, and the five students were all delighted at the level of learning and the robust amount of information they received. We will be teaching these all-day advanced fly casting classes before the?in Marlborough, Edison, & Pleasanton. Mac will also be offering the class in Atlanta. Please register early, the class size is limited ?You can register at the Fly Fishing Show Site Fly Fishing Show??If you know of someone whom you may be mentoring or someone that is working on gaining an appreciation of the sport and wants to get advanced knowledge of casting, we would appreciate it if you could let them know.

Mac and I at the Denver Fly Fishing Show. The Advanced School was a delight for all involved. It’s a great way to truly develop new skills at a higher level.

 

2019 Lancaster Fly Fishing Show

Again the Lancaster Pointers turned out in large numbers to prove that those on the east coast can use the Three Point Grip just as effectively as those on the west coast. In fact there were those who had adopted it from my demonstrations in past years and they were there to give testimony of the effectiveness of this grip. I reminded the crowd that in 1969 the Swiss tournament caster, H.R. Hebeisen, won the world distance casting tournament with a heave of 205 feet 10 inches using the Three Point Grip, and Lee Wulff said it was the strongest way one can hold a fly rod. Of course the grip is not the entire secret of fine casting, and we went on to discuss the nuances of Charles Ritz High Speed/High Line backcast and the necessity of the karate chop forward cast.

“See. we can point just as well as those west coast guys.”

 

“Bang.” The “Six Shooter” hand formation is the basis of the Three Point Grip.

2019 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show

Not to be outdone by the Lynwood Pointers, those attending the Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, CA, this year put on a great exhibit of pointing at me, also. Again, not a one pointed with the thumb. Holding the rod with the Three Point Grip allows the fly caster to take advantage of the pointer finger to help correctly position the rod relative to the forearm. With the Thumb on Top Grip, the rod is positioned at right angles to the forearm when the wrist is bent fully back. With the Three Point Grip, the rod is positioned at about 30 degrees to the forearm—the perfect stop position for the backcast when the forearm is vertical.

Pointing in easy in a crowd like this. Doing a Reach Mend requires a little forgiveness on everyone’s part.

 

It’s fun to participate in the pantomime exercises and see the outcome in the way the rod can be manipulated using the Three Point Grip.

 

With the Three Point Grip, the rod goes from the heel of the hand to the tip of the index finger–a 30 degree angle to the bones of the firearm.

 

The appearance of my Three Point Grip from above.

2019 Lynwood Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show at Lynwood, WA, was a hit, as usual. Saturday saw a crowd well in excess of any other year, and talks and demonstrations were filled to capacity. Of course the crowd at my casting demonstration was more than happy to jump right in and participate in all the pantomime exercises that they could take away and use to hone their casting skills. I told them they would be called the “Lynwood Pointers,” ever ready to prove that humans point with the index finger and not the thumb. Even the tiniest of babies has that figured out.

Point, point, point. They were very good at getting it right!

 

Notice how happy they are pointing. Just think how happy they will be when they use the Three Point Grip to point their way to better casting.

 

Silvercreek’s Crystal Coat UV cured head cement.


Silvercreek offers two really great head cements that are UV cured. I love ‘em and use both. They dry quickly and are hard and absolutely tack free, and both are flexible. I use the thin Crystal Coat for the heads on most of my flies. I love the thick Crystal Coat to give my streamers and bucktails a very smooth, highly polished head. One coat is all that’s needed.

Silvercreek’s Crystal Hard UV Coat is hard with some flex and Silvercreek’s Crystal Flex UV Coat is hard with more flex. Silvercreek’s Crystal Flex UV Coat is a hard clear UV cured coating for flies with additional properties. It is a clear pliable coating that can be used to apply eyes to a fly, to repair waders, leaky tent seams, coating leader knots, coating and sealing foam flies, and to repair cracks that occur in iPod/iPad/iPhone charger wires, ear buds, etc. It is also an excellent all around fly tying resin. I recommend the Crystal Flex for those ordering just one resin to try.

Both UV Coats comes in a 15 cc bottle with an applicator brush. They are $15.00 each. They contain 50% more resin than the 10cc syringe of Clear Cure Goo and the bottle/brush is a better system than a syringe with the applicator tips that cost extra. It is also better than a squeeze bottle or a squeeze tube that others use. The brush system has no waste, and the brush allows you to apply a thick or thin coat of the resin. You can apply a single thin or medium coat or multiply coats to get a single thick coat. I also apply Crystal Coat with my bodkin for small flies or to place it very specifically on the fly (as in attaching eyes).

To get yours, contact: ?picaboo@charter.net, put silver coat in the subject line

 

 

 

2019 Atlanta Fly Fishing Show

This Friday/Saturday Show has always been a pleasant one. Attendees are enthusiastic and draw the best from the speakers—and they laugh at my jokes! Both days were busy ones for me. I offered a fly casting class from 8:30 to 11 each morning, and then also each day signed books at the author’s booth, gave a casting demonstration, a PowerPoint presentation, and a fly tying demonstration. The time sped by, but not without time to interact with attendees and sign books and DVDs outside of the designated author’s booth appearance. Add the great selection of manufacturer booths, travel venue offerings, the many other talks and demonstrations by other presenters, the Film Festival, and great music by Dave Blackburn and his friends each lunch hour and before the Film Festival, and you have two very full days for all those in attendance.

The Atlanta Pointers were at it on Friday and Saturday, proving that the index finger is the true point finger and not the thumb.

 

Some cast with the Thumb on Top grip, but this pointing exercise proves that the Three Point Grip is the better way to hold the rod.

Edison NJ Fly Fishing Show 2019

The show started with a bang, as do all the shows in Edison (Somerset NJ). And it went all day with a bang. When I did my casting demo, all the Edison Pointers were there, ready to prove that one points with the index finger and not with thumb. This, of course, leads to our discussion of the three-point grip, and its advantage in making casting ever so easy. It’s always a fun discussion and in addition to having a good laugh, it provides solid information on the evolution of casting and the way we hold the rod relative to the bones of the forearm. A Thumb-on-Top Grip orients the rod at right angles to the forearm when the wrist is bent fully back. The Three Point Grip orients the rod at only 30 degrees to the forearm when the wrist is bent fully back—this is perfect position for stopping the rod on the backcast. Casting is built in to our body when we use the Three Point Grip. And the discussion continues from there.

The Show continues through tomorrow and Sunday, and the crowd only promises to get larger. If you’re anywhere in the area, you have to get here and visit the largest fly fishing show in the world.

 

Edison Pointers, group 1. Look how eager they are, lots of pointing and lots of smiles.

 

Edison Pointers group 2. Again note the smiles. We had great fun with our audience participation exercises.

Marlborough Fly Fishing Show

This year the show was blessed with two great days of weather and one of rather nasty snow. The crowds in Friday and Saturday were heavy, reflecting the coming snow on Sunday and the football games that many wanted to watch. Still, everyone pressed in and enjoyed the days. My casting class overflowed, and the other events—casting demo, tying demo, PowerPoint Presentations, and author’s booth were all very well attended. It was another great show.

Here’s a shot of the crowd that I had to wade through from one event to the next. Great to see such enthusiasm and excitement?even though snow was headed in.