We are a group of certified fly-casting instructors and fly-fishing fanatics, that want to offer our time to give back to the community that has given so much. Our program proposes to make these benefits available through free fly-casting and tying instruction, culminating, time permitting, with actual fly fishing on a local pond or lake.
We conduct free, one-day fly casting workshops for first responders. These lessons can be applied to the art of fly fishing or used as a part of a meditative routine that offers continued assistance in renewing the mind and refreshing the spirit.
Our program is implemented by the following:
A Full Day Casting Workshop (8:30 am to 4:00 pm) - at a local facility including instruction/practice space, shelter from the elements and the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills either on the water or in a series of skill challenges. (FFI Casting Skills Challenge)
Coffee, breakfast food, drinks, lunch and all equipment is provided.
Social interaction with instructors and other participants throughout.
Opportunities to volunteer to assist other groups wishing to experience the healthful benefits of fly casting.
Each of these activities has a component of practice done individually at home or on the water to further the beneficial effects. Participants of all levels of skill and experience will benefit.