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    After a two year hiatus getting my cabin built and situated, I'll be ready to start fly fishing again next year.

    My casting has never been a work of art as much as it is just the act of getting the fly out there where I can.

    I had previously worked outside with one of the founders of Project Healing Waters on casting with my limitations (I was injured in an accident in Iraq and was DX'd with Rheumatoid Arthritis during the treatment for the injuries from the accident).

    I checked the FFF website for instructors, but found the FFF doesn't have many here in Alaska.

    Can anyone help or have any ideas?

    I figure the hiatus hasn't helped my casting or my casting style any.

    Thanks

    Ken

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    some guys from this forum have held a casting clinic/get together each spring in the valley. i never did attend, but it always seems like the reports and stories were good ones.
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    PM sent. There are several FFF instructors here in Anchorage, myself being one of them. I am happy to help with your casting needs. A thing to think about now is the University of Alaska Anchorage fly fishing course offered during the summer. Classroom time, casting in the pool, field house and two fishing trips. All for one credit of college tuition. A great deal for anyone.

    I have access to some facilities now and can get you into a grat cast in no time.

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    Yep, send Rick P a message. He put on a class this last summer I believe.
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    Alaska Fisher: sent you a pm..

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    Thanks everyone for all the information, the offers of help, and the pm's.

    I look forward to spring and meeting up with those that offered to help me with casting.

    I also want to thank Alaska Fisher for mentioning the FF course he teaches at UAA in the summer. I think that's a great way for me to get back in to fly fishing after my time away.

    Ken

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    The alaska fly fishers typically have casting seminars between january and june... They are a great group of folks... I highly reccomend checking them out and going to their meetings...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    The alaska fly fishers typically have casting seminars between january and june... They are a great group of folks... I highly reccomend checking them out and going to their meetings...
    Link or more info please.

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    Actually done 2 of them now and teach year round.

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    Default Videos and DVDs?

    Interested in self-learning from videos/DVDs?
    Several good recommendations available - and You Tube too for that matter.

    Joan Wulff's instructional DVD was good I recall.
    Here's a review: http://www.gearreview.com/jwulffvid.asp
    She once had a 161 foot cast measured.

    Good luck.

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    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6XLeech View Post
    Interested in self-learning from videos/DVDs?
    Several good recommendations available - and You Tube too for that matter.

    Joan Wulff's instructional DVD was good I recall.
    Here's a review: http://www.gearreview.com/jwulffvid.asp
    She once had a 161 foot cast measured.

    Good luck.
    Got them.

    My limitations also keep me from casting the "traditional" 10-2 method or the other "traditional" methods. So quite a few of the DvD's follow along the traditional casting methods / styles that I can't do in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    thank you!

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