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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a fly fishing course and a Casting-Clinic?
Can everybody participate in the Casting-Clinic?
Do you put exercise rods at the disposal of the participants during your casting courses?
What else does the Casting-Clinic offer in the field of the casting courses?
Does the Casting-Clinic follow a pre-determined sequence?
For what kind of casting style is the Casting-Clinic appropriate?
How often does the Casting-Clinic take place?
What kind of basic equipment do I need for the participation?
Why is the Casting-Clinic not engaged in one of the numerous associations?




What is the difference between a fly fishing course and a Casting-Clinic?
There is no distinct separation between both concepts and both do actually overlap. The casting course or the basic course are designed to provide a basic technical understanding to the participants in the first place. However, at the Casting-Clinic, we intend to build on and further develop already existing skills and eliminate errors or imprecisions that have crept in over time. Moreover, the Casting-Clinics offer the advantages that, first of all, the events are being offered regularly while, secondly, the practice is carried out under the observant and attentive eyes of an instructor. You won't learn a lot after either taking just a one-off look or throwing just a one-off cast, it's the constant practice that counts!

Can everybody participate in the Casting-Clinic?
Yes, generally everybody may attend the Casting-Clinic, as long as the participant has already piled up some experience with the fly fishing rod. We take care of everybody, both of the occasional, vacational fly fisher as well as the prospective instructor. To beginners, without any experience in handling a fly fishing rod, we would recommend to attend our basic-intensive course.

Do you put exercise rods at the disposal of the participants during your casting courses?
Both at the Casting-Clinics and the individual casting courses we can put exercise equipment at the participants' disposal. Thanks to our partner HARDY & GREYS, we always have a selection of fly fishing rods, reels and lines on hand, all taken from the current season's assortment of products. You may also use - for the time of the course - split cane rod as exercise equipment, we have different classes and actions. When registering for a course, please add under comments that you would need an exercise rod - in case you don't have your own - so that we can bring an adequate rod along.

What else does the Casting-Clinic offer in the field of the casting courses?
Apart from the actual Casting-Clinic, we offer the basic intensive course which provides starters with the most important set of instructions and guidance in order to successfully start fly fishing. On the course agenda, you will find all the necessary basics, such as the correct choice of equipment or the practice-oriented casting with the appropriate fly.

For sport fishing clubs or small groups we can set up specially designed courses. Alternatively, our instructors can train you individually and efficiently in a tailor-made course to just meet your needs: you determine the content, the location and the duration of the course. On top, we regularly organize special events that cover certain fields of fly fishing.

In case you are interested in our course offer, please contact us via the contact form, we will revert to you shortly.

Does the Casting-Clinic follow a pre-determined sequence?
Our Casting-Clinics don't follow a rigid and previously set sequence, as we respond to the participants' wishes and their level of skills individually. Depending on the number of participants, up to 7 instructors may be around. Depending on the participant's casting skills or the preferred field the participant would like to improve, during the Casting-Clinic one of our instructors will take care of you personally. Usually, each instructor takes care of a max of 6 participants. The Casting-Clinics start around 10 am and end at around 3:30 pm. If you would like to take break during the Casting-Clinic, feel free to do so. You won't miss anything, you just take it from where you had stopped before, your instructor will consider your preferences accordingly. Around lunch time, in any case, we'll take a break.

For what kind of casting style is the Casting-Clinic appropriate?
The Casting-Clinic is appropriate for any kind of casting style! All of our instructors are in a position to adapt to the participants' styles and techniques in order to then improve and polish both.

How often does the Casting-Clinic take place?
The regular Casting-Clinic usually takes places once a month. For details, please check out our web page.

What kind of basic equipment do I need for the participation?
You will need a fly fishing rod (for beginners, a rod of class #4 to #6 is recommended) with its corresponding line and reel, jointly with a knotless tapered leader with a total length of aprox. 9 ft fixed to start casting and fishing right away. In order to protect your eyes, you will need glasses, e.g. a polarized glasses. Additionally, you should wear clothes and shoes adequate for the day's weather conditions as well as bring a hat and, if necessary, sunscreen

Why is the Casting-Clinic not engaged in one of the numerous associations?
For us, it's paramount to go our own ways. We don't want any kind of organization to have a say in what we're doing or in what we're not doing. For quite a few casting instructors, a membership in an association is particularly interesting in order to find access to new clients. However, the Casting-Clinic does not need that kind of marketing. The membership in an association always carries the risk that necessary innovations might take too long to get implemented, if at all, as they disappear within in a complex organizational structure of the association. As far as casting skills are concerned, our instructors easily keep up with the requirements as set by various associations. You, as participant, will only benefit marginally from the casting skills of your instructor as the instrutor's didactic skills are far more important. The idea is not for the participant to admire the great casts of the instructor, but to learn for himself or herself how to cast. In short: if we were members in an association, the participants would not benefit from that.