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Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo - March 8th & 9th, 2024

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Casting Classes - Friday

FFI Casting Skill Challenge Friday

Free

with FFI Instructor

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 10 am

Come earn your Bronze, Silver and Gold FFI Casting designation. It's free and our FFI instructors will help you get to those next levels. Check out the challenge from this last event...

The mission of the Fly Casting Skills Development program is to give all fly anglers a guide to learning and improving casting skills that address increasingly advanced fishing situations. It starts at the Foundation level, for true beginners to the sport who might be picking up a fly rod for the first time. It progresses through 4 levels of Foundation, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. These provide a broad, relevant range of fishing casts covering skill categories of loop control, accuracy, roll cast, presentation, change in direction and distance. Better casting skills open more fishing opportunities with less frustration. All fly anglers can benefit and should be proud of their accomplishment. There is even an opportunity for recognition of casting accomplishments with an award document and a pin at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Spey Casting - CD-SP-F1

$30

with Al Buhr

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 10 am

Friday 10:00am - 11:00am

Spey Pond Outdoors

Want to learn to Spey Cast or need a tune up?  Sign-up for a  coaching work session with a Casting Instructor.  This is one of the best values at the Expo.  Equipment Needed:  2 Handed Rod

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Al Buhr has been an avid steelhead fisherman since his youth and was introduced to Spey Casting by the late Jim Green in 1982. Al has since been on the leading edge of rod and line development for many years with Sage in developing two-handed rods and with Scientific Anglers in developing Spey fly lines. In 2004, Al chaired a committee of line and rod manufacturers that established a manufacturing line-weight designation standard ratified by the Association of Fishing Tackle Manufacturer's of America. Al is an emetitus member of the Fly Fishers International (FFI) Casting Board of Governors and led the development of the Two-Handed Casting Instructor program. He is a Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and Two-Handed Master Casting Instructor (THMCI).

Full Course

Spey Casting - CD-SP-F2

$30

with Al Buhr

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 11 am

Friday 11:00am - 12:00am

Spey Pond Outdoors

Want to learn to Spey Cast or need a tune up?  Sign-up for a  coaching work session with a Casting Instructor.  This is one of the best values at the Expo.  Equipment Needed:  2 Handed Rod

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Al Buhr has been an avid steelhead fisherman since his youth and was introduced to Spey Casting by the late Jim Green in 1982. Al has since been on the leading edge of rod and line development for many years with Sage in developing two-handed rods and with Scientific Anglers in developing Spey fly lines. In 2004, Al chaired a committee of line and rod manufacturers that established a manufacturing line-weight designation standard ratified by the Association of Fishing Tackle Manufacturer's of America. Al is an emetitus member of the Fly Fishers International (FFI) Casting Board of Governors and led the development of the Two-Handed Casting Instructor program. He is a Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and Two-Handed Master Casting Instructor (THMCI).

Full Course

Single Hand Spey Casting - CD-SP-F3

$30

with Dwight Klemin

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 12 pm

Friday 12:00am - 1:00pm

Spey Pond Outdoors

Want to learn to Single Spey Cast or need a tune up?  Sign-up for a coaching work session with a Casting Instructor.  This is one of the best values at the Expo.  Equipment Needed:  Single Handed Rod

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Dwight “Klem” Klemin is an Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and Two-Handed Master Casting Instructor (THMCI) who lives in Oregon. Dwight has been the recipient of numerous  awards over his casting career which include Mentor Of The Year award in 2014 and Mel Krieger Mentor award in 2022 by the FFI Casting Board of Governors as well as  Federator of the Year award  from the Oregon Council in 2008. In addition to his awards, he is the Founder and CEO of the Elbow Droppers fly casting group located in Salem, Oregon.  Over the past 22 years, Dwight has been the driving force in promoting weekly casting training sessions for individuals interested in developing fly casting skills and certification training.  

Full Course

Single Hand Spey Casting - CD-SP-F4

$30

with Dwight Klemin

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 1 pm

Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Spey Pond Outdoors

Want to learn to Single Spey Cast or need a tune up?  Sign-up for a  coaching work session with a Casting Instructor.  This is one of the best values at the Expo.  Equipment Needed:  Single Handed Rod

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Dwight “Klem” Klemin is an Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and Two-Handed Master Casting Instructor (THMCI) who lives in Oregon. Dwight has been the recipient of numerous  awards over his casting career which include Mentor Of The Year award in 2014 and Mel Krieger Mentor award in 2022 by the FFI Casting Board of Governors as well as  Federator of the Year award  from the Oregon Council in 2008. In addition to his awards, he is the Founder and CEO of the Elbow Droppers fly casting group located in Salem, Oregon.  Over the past 22 years, Dwight has been the driving force in promoting weekly casting training sessions for individuals interested in developing fly casting skills and certification training.  

Full Course

Spey Casting - CD-SP-F5

$30

with Jon Connelly

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 2 pm

Friday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Spey Pond Outdoors

Want to learn to Spey Cast or need a tune up?  Sign-up for a  coaching work session with a Casting Instructor.  This is one of the best values at the Expo.  Equipment Needed:  2 Handed Rod

Jon Connelly is an Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and Two-Handed Master Casting Instructor (THMCI) who lives in Oregon. When not fly casting, Jon likes to fish his home waters of the Clackamas, Sandy, and Deschutes rivers. He currently serves as Casting Coordinator and Casting Chair on the FFI Oregon Council and is also an active member of the Elbow Droppers fly casting group based in Salem, Oregon.

Full Course

Spey Casting - CD-SP-F6

$30

with Jon Connelly

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 3 pm

Friday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Spey Pond Outdoors

Want to learn to Spey Cast or need a tune up?  Sign-up for a  coaching work session with a Casting Instructor.  This is one of the best values at the Expo.  Equipment Needed:  2 Handed Rod

Jon Connelly is an Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and Two-Handed Master Casting Instructor (THMCI) who lives in Oregon. When not fly casting, Jon likes to fish his home waters of the Clackamas, Sandy, and Deschutes rivers. He currently serves as Casting Coordinator and Casting Chair on the FFI Oregon Council and is also an active member of the Elbow Droppers fly casting group based in Salem, Oregon.

Full Course




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