I'm pleased to say that I'll be at the BFFI on 13 & 14 February with colleagues from AAPGAI providing a full programme of demonstrations. I hope to see you there.
Show details are available on the BFFI website.
Casting Demonstration Programme
10.30 – Bob Sherwood – Going the Distance.
11.00 – John Walker – Different strokes for different folks.
11.30 – Brian Warrington – The single spey.
12.00 – Illtyd Griffiths – Common faults of the double hander.
12.30 – Vic Knight – Presentation roll casts for different fishing situations.
13.00 – Trevor Hayman – Spey casting faults with a single hander.
13.30 – Karl Humphries – The Haul
14.00 – Massimo Magliocco – Italian Fly Casting Style
14.30 – Clive Michellhill – Casting Styles.
15.00 – Derrick Kelly – Faults in the basic overhead cast and how to correct them.
15.30 – Brian Towers – Catching a Yorkshire salmon.
16.00 – The AAPGAI Team – Question and Answers session.
On 21 March AAPGAI held there Open day at Cockermouth where members of the public can see demonstrations on fly casting, fishing techniques and fly dressing.
The day was bright, sunny and breezy, perfect in fact.
The day rounds off with an awards presentation where successful candidates receive certificates and for some the much coveted AAPGAI badge.
Well that's it then, the AAPGAI Open Day has been and gone (and a good time was had by all who attended). That draws a line under the show events for me for this year. Got to admit I'm a little sad, I love doing the game fairs and country shows.
Still, on the positive side, I can look forward to some great autumn and winter grayling fishing and the 2015 BFFI is just around the corner!
Having joined the throngs of traffic on Friday I crept, stop start up the A55, M56 and M6 to get to Lowther in readiness for the show.
Saturday was brilliant - hot, sunny and incredibly busy. The whole team didn't stop all day. As the crowds left we were able to relax, chat about the day, throw a few fly lines and try out some different tackle before heading off to the pub for a well deserved beer (or 2).
Sunday was wet but mild and calm. The rain was not as bad as forecast and whilst it was not so busy and a slow start we were still kept on our toes all day. No matter the weather it was a great show and I hope a successful one for the traders, stall holders and organisers.
I was encouraged to see so many people of all ages having a go at casting a fly line. If just a few take up this brilliant sport our time and effort was not in vain.