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 Your Casting Instructor

Rick demonstrating a spey cast

Rick demonstrating a spey cast

As a full time Casting Instructor, Rick is one of only two Master Single Hand and Two Hand Casting Instructors with the International Federation of Fly Fishers in Ontario. He has spent many years teaching the art of fly-casting by providing casting courses to novices and experts alike. Whether you’re just beginning or have been fly-fishing for years, Rick will help you improve your casting so that you can more effectively present the fly to the fish.

Rick’s piscatorial pursuits have taken him to some “world class” destinations; including, Atlantic Salmon in Norway, Canada’s Eastern Provinces, Steelhead in British Columbia and on the tributaries of the Great Lakes. Rick has saltwater fished the eastern seaboard from Kennebec Maine to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. His angling experience and knowledge has enabled many of his clients to fulfill their angling dreams.

Jock Scott Stamp

Jock Scott Stamp

As a member of the “hand picked” G.Loomis focus group Rick influenced the design of the G. Loomis Roaring River Two-Hand Rods, which were unveiled in September 2004 at the Fly Dealers Tackle Show in Denver Colorado. In 2012, he was also part of the NRX focus group field-testing the latest advancement in G.Loomis single hand and two-hand rod technology.

For over two decades, he has been an accomplished fly tier, fly fisher, and teacher. Rick has been profiled or published articles in: The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Hamilton Spectator, Fly Tyer, Fly Fusion and The Atlantic Salmon Journal, to name a few. A guest tier and speaker throughout Canada and USA, his flies have been highlighted in many books and periodicals. In 2004, Canada Post commissioned Rick to tie a Full Dressed Jock Scott. The reproduction was replicated and released on Canadian ¢.50 stamp in February 2005.

Rick's Office on the Lower Grand Rive

Rick’s Office

Fly Casting and Fishing Lessons

Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

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Rick Performing Perfect Spey Cast

Spey Casting Lessons

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Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

Single Hand CastingAll lessons will be based on an hourly rate and designed to meet your needs from beginner to advanced fly ...

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Rick Performing Perfect Spey Cast

Spey Casting Lessons

Spey Casting/Two Hand Casting LessonSpey casting lessons will be based on 4 hours and are designed to meet your needs, from beginner ...

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Rick Whorwood's Fly Casting School added 3 new photos from March 29.

Yesterday was such a nice day I not only cleaned the garage, but had a chance to cast the new Echo Base Fly Rod.
Tim Rajeff is the owner and rod designer for Echo, Tim's mission is to utilize the latest materials and technology and build an affordable product that rivals the higher priced rods on the market today. His rods are not bought out of a catalogue, rather Tim takes the time with his staff & field pro's to tweak each rod so they are consistent in action, taper and design.
With a price slightly over $100 Canadian, they are a great product for the first timer or a solid back-up rod for the seasoned angler. They come in sizes 4-8wt., 4wt is 8ft, 5-8wt are 9ft. the action is med-fast action, for casting nice tight loops while achieving the distance you need.
All rods are 4pc with sock and tube, perfect for the traveling angler.

Pictured here is the 5wt. Echo Base Rod with an Echo Ion 4/5 reel and Airflo Super-Dri Ridge line, great combo that won't break the bank.
I'm setting up my spring schools with First Cast Fly Shop (dates to follow) I'll have these and other Echo Rod's for you to test drive.

It's alway great to see young people take up fishing, one of my long time fishing friends Jonathan sent this picture of his son A.J. with a nice Great Lakes Brown he caught yesterday.
Great catch A.J.
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