Fly Casting / Fly Fishing Instruction in Hilton Head, SC
As with all fly fishing, being a proficient caster can make the difference between catching the big one or needing “just 10 more feet”. What can I say, we have all been there. Saltwater fly fishing is a unique animal all in itself. We are generally casting 40-60 plus feet of fly line with heavy flies and on many days with wind so you really need to be prepared.
Fly casting instruction is a great place to start and working with a good coach can help to polish your casting skills much faster than trying to do it by yourself. Whether you are a seasoned fly fisherman or just starting out I can work with you to help you achieve your fly fishing goals. I take pride in being a certified fly casting instructor through the Federation of Fly Fishers. The FFF is the leading organization devoted to the enhancement of the sport of fly fishing. Even if you are not near my area but are still looking for a qualified fly casting instructor the FFF has a regional listing of certified instructors on their website.
Saltwater Fly Casting
I primarily specialize in the field of saltwater fly casting. Whether you are stalking fish on the open flats such as reds or bones, working the backcountry for snook and tarpon or fishing in open water for stripers and blues, I can work with you to enhance your saltwater fly casting skills. As a full time fishing guide I try to teach you to practice and cast as if you were in a real fishing situations. We always hear “practice like you play” and this is no different in the sport of fly fishing. If you don’t practice making a 40 foot cast under brush in your back yard it may be difficult to make that same cast with an 8 pound snook laying under a mangrove tree.
Fly Casting Lessons
I have many different options for lessons. In many cases I give one-on-one lessons in which case we can get together and I will work with you on whatever you may have questions about. I also do group lessons for up to 4 casters. This period of instruction is generally a two day course. I have a basic class for those of you just getting into the sport and an advanced class for those of you who have been fly casting for a while. Both courses cover topics such as basic casting principles, equipment, fly tying, casting with wind, fishing techniques and of course casting instruction. The advanced class goes on to cover roll casting and the double haul. Moreover, for two day group courses I will travel to your facility as long as you are willing to cover my cost of travel. In all cases I try to customize the instruction to meet your needs and goals.
For more information about fly fishing and fly casting instruction please contact me by shooting me an e-mail or giving me a call. Captain Charlie