Casting

The Long Beach Casting Club is recognized as a leader within the fly fishing community, both nationally and internationally.  We have more Master Certified Casting Instructors (11) than any other club, than any other state.  Plus we have an additional 14 members who are FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructors. In effect, we teach those who teach others.  An endless list of casting instructors from around the country have spent time in Long Beach learning their craft. The name Long Beach Casting Club is well known among fly casters in every part of the country.

Two of our members are American Casting Association Hall of Fame Honorees, while ten members have been casting All Americans.

Join us on Tuesday nights for casting practice and instruction at our casting pond under the lights. From May 2018 up through August 2018 we have club casting games on Tuesdays at 7pm. Then our games transition to Sundays starting September 9, 2018 at 9am.

Check out the Tournaments web page for more information on the following upcoming casting tournaments:

  • LBCC Spey Practice Tournament Saturday, January 20, 2018, starting at 9:00 am
  • LBCC Spey Tournament, January 27 and 28, 2018, starting at 9:00 am
  • Southwestern Tournament, February 17 and 18, 2018, starting at 8:30 am
  • LBCC Board of Director’s Handicap, March 25, 2018, starting at 8:30 am

FLY ACCURACY CASTING IMPROVEMENT CLASSES

The Long Beach Casting Club is pleased to offer training classes for accuracy fly casting improvement.  The classes will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 and January 21, 2018.  Instruction will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the LBCC Pond.

Participants will learn to improve fly casting accuracy from the experienced LBCC casters using many tools available to diagnose casting problems.

IMPROVED CASTING ACCURACY RESULTS IN:

  • Catching more fish with accurate casts
  • Reduced tangled tippets with better a casting stroke
  • Reduced number of trees and bushes caught, instead of fish

Instruction will be provided by the experienced LBCC casters.

To confirm your attendance, email Colin Kumabe at ctkumabe@gmail.com.

BEGINNNING SPEY CASTING INSTRUCTION – PART 1 – September 30 thru November 18, 2017 – Completed

BEGINNING SPEY CASTING INSTRUCTION – PART 2

Who:       All participants in Beginning Spey Casting Instruction Part 1

What:      Continue to develop your basic spey casting skills with an exposure to different spey casting approaches for shooting longer distance.

Where:   Long Beach Casting Clubhouse and Pond, 5201 E. 7th St., Long Beach

When:    Practice Sessions

  • Practice Session – Saturday, 12/2/2017 from 10AM-Noon
  • Practice Session – Saturday, 12/9/2017 from 10AM-Noon
  • Practice Session – Saturday, 12/16/2017 from 10AM-Noon
  • Practice Session – Saturday, 12/23/2017 from 10AM-Noon
  • Practice Session – Saturday, 1/6/2018 from 10AM-Noon
  • Practice Session – Saturday, 1/13/2018 from 10AM-Noon

 Early registration required due to limited space, each Practice Session is limited to a maximum of 5 casters.

Why:     To provide an introduction to the art of spey casting.   These skills will enhance your steelhead and salmon fishing experiences.

How:     Register by sending email to Howard Uller (uller@ca.rr.com) or Colin Kumabe (ctkumabe@gmail.com).  Free, no charge for these sessions.

 

CASTING VIDEO

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!  Our own Bob Middo is on this video  made at the Central Oregon Trout Festival and the Orvis National Casting Games, held at the Old Mill.  Read detailed article about this unique public casting course in the October 2010 Target Talk written by LBCC Member Bob Graham.

Filmed on location at the Orvis Casting Course at the Old Mill in Bend, Oregon on the weekend of August 13 through 15, 2010. This is a unique venue where fly casting is the focus to make you a better fisherman. Tournament Fly Caster’s along side Amateur competitors took the challenge and had a great time this weekend for an opportunity to get part of over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

This weekend was also the showcase for the Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited Central Oregon Trout Festival which featured a wide variety of non-profit conservation groups showcasing their efforts here in the Upper Deschutes Basin along with a host of educational activities for youth and the public. To find out how you can become a sponsor for next year’s event, please contact Gabe Parr at deschutestu@gmail.com.

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