What is the Fly Casting Skills Challenge?
The Fly Casting Skills Challenge Program is designed for the experienced beginner caster, as well as intermediate and advanced fly fishers. 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. Each casting challenge at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold game levels is directly applicable to increasingly difficult fishing scenarios and includes these general areas:
- Pick-up and Lay-down cast
- False casting
- Roll casting
- Reach mends, slack line, and curve casts
- Accuracy, from Dominant and Non-Dominant shoulders
- Distance and shooting line
- Casting while seated or kneeling
- Presenting the backcast
You can download our Skills Challenge document to learn more. If you are a member of FFI you can download a Facilitator & Participant Guide. If you are not a member, please join now.