Typically, we offer public casting lessons on the third Saturday of March, April, May, June, and September. We limit the lessons to 15 students to maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio. All skill levels are welcome, and if you don’t have your own equipment, don’t worry! We have 10 rod/reel/line outfits that participants can borrow for free. Lessons normally start at 10:00 AM and run for 1.5 to 2 hours.
Check our events page for upcoming dates! First come, first served!
In the past, we have offered various classes for our members on the first Friday or Saturday of March, April, May, June, and September. Check our events page for specific dates and topics. Historically, classes ranged from rigging dry flies for an upcoming trip, novel nymph setups, tackle checks (which included choosing the right line for your rod and balancing your reel with your rod), and of course, casting.
In the past, Chris Korich has led many of our casting lessons. Chris is an inductee of the American Casting Association’s Hall of Fame. He has held numerous National and World Champion Casting titles, but more importantly, he has a passion for teaching — and he is one of the best at it.
In 2016, Chris masterfully coached a 12-year girl, Maxine McCormick, to win the World Championship Casting title in the Women’s Division – the youngest female competitor to have become a World Champion in a sport. Chris has also been a great mentor and coach to many of the other casters who help with the casting lessons.
On June 17, The Oakland Casting Club hosted our public casting lessons, led by Luis Montes. Although it was a hot day, a large group of people learned how to fly cast from some of the best casters… Read More
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