Casting Lessons

Improve your fly casting with Lessons from a qualified casting instructor with Twig and Stream in Melbourne and Buxton.  Our casting lessons focus on working with you and your style; working on casts that help you catch fish.

In person casting lessons are held in and around Carlton and Fairfield, in Melbourne, or on stream near Buxton, Victoria.

Beginners (60 – 90 minutes):

It is recommended to start with a 90 minute lesson before picking up a rod and trying to learn to cast by yourself. It is very hard to undo self-taught bad habits.

The lesson starts with simplifying the very confusing looking and sounding gear. Next we move on to understanding the basic dynamics of casting, and how to cast this thick looking line without any apparent weight or sinker. The lesson involves practice and feedback from a qualified instructor.

Anything new takes time and practice, so the lesson leaves the student with some homework to takeaway, to help build on the lesson in their own time.

Intermediate and Advanced Casting (90 mins – 2hrs)

Lesson is specifically tailored to the individual needs of the student.

Advanced Fishing casts:

  • Accuracy, getting in, over, under and around obstacles,
  • Loop sizes and shapes,
  • Dealing with drag: curves, mends, wiggles and other slack line casts.

Dealing with Problem areas:

Initially an assessment is done of the your casting technique and identifies areas of focus for the lesson. We then work on specific drills tailored to your specific needs to strengthen fundamentals necessary for improving your cast.  Typically these may be one or more of the following: line tension, rod plane, tip path, stroke length, and application of power.  By the end of the lesson you should be able to recognise the issues in the casting stroke, and have some practice drills to take away to work on in your own time.

Remote Video Casting Tuition

Now available, remote video tuition. we have launched this option to help you improve your casting in your own time.

How it works: First get in contact with us and let us know what your specific need might be, we will advise you how to set up and video your casting, and how to send it to us for analysis and discussion. Click here to contact us.

We will do some video analysis of your casting and send it back to you.  We can then discuss via video hook-up the results and some home work for you.  When you are ready you can take another video clip for the next lesson, and so on.

Click this link for a sample of video and its analysis: Link to Video

Prices:

Please note we have gift vouchers available, or you can contact us here to make a booking enquiry

In Person

In person lessons are priced by the duration and up to 4 people can share a lesson. See prices below.

Duration Price
60 mins $60
90 mins $80
120 mins $100

Remote Video Casting Tuition

Option Price
Single Lesson – Video Analysis + discussion $30
Three Pack of Lessons – Pre paid $60