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Old 03-16-2009, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: fly fishing presentation

Boone- neat idea good luck with it, it should be fun.

I would emphasize a couple things:

You can get started in FF without breaking the bank, there are outfits for every budget.

It’s easy to get started, and FF is not just for trout- many opportunities for panfish and bass too.

Fly casting, you cast the weight of the line, not the weight of the lure like spinning or baitcasting. Stress the importance of matching line weight to “weight” of the rod- a lot of people confuse the rod's rated line weighting with the actual weight of the rod. (ie a rod that weighs 4oz is not necessarily a 4 weight.)

A fly casting demo as part of the presentation (with yarn on the end, you don’t want hooks flying around). Letting folks cast a few after would be cool too.

You might have some handouts with a range of line weights and general recommendations for gear for different fishing- panfish trout and bass, and salt water, or a glossary of basic terms- something as a “take away”

Where to go for more info (you and your startup business, local FF clubs, local fly shops etc, websites) on the handout above.

Next steps… some plan of action for folks that might be interested in pursuing the sport, perhaps that ties into your business.

Let us know how it goes!

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