PO Box 20872 Oakland, CA 94620 oaklandcasters@hotmail.com

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Free Public Fly Casting Lessons

Typically, we offer public casting lessons on the third Saturday of March, April, May, June, and September. We limit the lessons to 24 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 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. Sign up by emailing Henry at oaklandcasters@hotmail.com.

Check our events page for upcoming dates! First come, first served!

Members-Only Classes

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.

Our Teachers

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.

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