Casting

Casting

Learn From the Best

Watch first-hand as experts demonstrate an array of skills and techniques for every skill level
We ask that you bring your own rod and cast along. A limited number of loaner rods that will be available on site the day of the event.

All demonstrations will take place on the grassy lawn next to the River Park Trailhead.

Casting Classes

Women’s Casting

Times:
09:00 - 09:50 AM,
12:00 - 12:50 PM

A women’s class on the fundamentals of casting and techniques for improvement. Open to women of any experience level age 8 and up (participants ages 8 – 13 must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult). Bring your own equipment or use the equipment provided.

Presenter: Stacy Lynn

Casting Critical Skills

Times:
10:00 - 10:50 AM,
11:00 - 11:50 AM,
01:00 - 01:50 PM,
02:00 - 02:50 PM

This class will focus on Critical Casting Skills, including loop control. This class is appropriate for someone that has casting experience and wants to become a better fly caster. It is not intended as an introductory class.

Presenter: Rex Walker

Beginner Casting Classes

First Cast

Times:
09:00 - 09:50 AM,
10:00 - 10:50 AM,
11:00 - 11:50 AM,
12:00 - 12:50 PM,
01:00 - 01:50 PM,
02:00 - 02:50 PM

A Co-ed class introducing a basic Pick-Up-and-Lay-Down cast for first-time fly casters. Other basic skills will be covered as time allows. No equipment or experience is required. Open to all new fly fishers age 8 and up (participants ages 8 – 13 must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult).

Stephen Weaver

Stephen Weaver

Ted Warren

Ted Warren

Alan King

Alan King

Andy Payne

Andy Payne

Open Session

Time: 3 - 5pm

Come in and cast on your own

Stephen Weaver

Stephen Weaver

Ted Warren

Ted Warren

Alan King

Alan King

Andy Payne

Andy Payne

On the Water Casting Classes

Times:
10:00 - 10:30 AM,
01:30 - 02:00 PM,
02:15 - 02:45 PM,
03:00 - 03:30 PM

Learn how to catch a trout on the Trinity while also learning both American and European techniques.

Presenter: Frank Smethurst

Accuracy Casting Contest

Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Participants will sign up for a chance to cast at targets, with the most accurate caster winning a prize.

Judged By: Fort Worth Fly Fishers

Winner receives a Fly Box from Fatties On The Fly, a half-day guided trip with owner Ben Tabor on the Brazos or Paluxy River, and an official TRWD Flyfest Mug. Awards will be handed out at approximately 4 PM following the conclusion of the Orvis Big Trout Contest.

Contestants with high scores are encouraged to hang around and stay for the awards ceremony that will take place at approximately 4:45pm or directly following the Orvis Big Trout Contest to see if they won and to get a photo at the stage. If contestants are unable to stay, arrangements will be made for winners following the event.

Distance Casting Contest

Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Participants will sign up to see who can cast the farthest distance to win a prize.

Judged By: Fort Worth Fly Fishers

Winner receives a Fly Box from Fatties On The Fly, a half-day guided trip with owner Ben Tabor on the Brazos or Paluxy River, and an official TRWD Flyfest Mug. Awards will be handed out at approximately 4:00 PM following the conclusion of the Orvis Big Trout Contest.

Contestants with high scores are encouraged to hang around and stay for the awards ceremony that will take place at approximately 4:45pm or directly following the Orvis Big Trout Contest to see if they won and to get a photo at the stage. If contestants are unable to stay, arrangements will be made for winners following the event.