admin November 21st, 2008
Jon Burgess has over twenty years fresh and salt water fly fishing experience obtained in five continents
His fly casting qualification is that of Certified Fly Casting Instructor and he is registered in this capacity with the Federation of Fly Fishers, a 43 year old international non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the sport of fly fishing through Conservation, Restoration and Education.
The Certified Fly Casting Instructor qualification is obtained by attending a Certification Workshop held by the Federation of Fly Fishers and passing both a written test and a performance test that demonstrate both teaching/instructing and flycasting abilities.
Jon has extensive experience in both fresh and salt water, and has fished competitively at a national representative fly fishing level.
Fly casting is the physical skill of fly fishing.
Unless you can cast well you simply cannot fish to your full potential. While it is certainly possible to catch fish with techniques that rely on minimal casting skills to be consistently successful in every situation – you MUST be able to cast competently to fish to your full potential.