Free to all Expo Attendees and Volunteers
While you at the NW Fly Fishing Expo, head over to North Casting Alley in the Main Exhibit Hall and improve your casting and fishing skills.
What is the Casting Skills Challenge?
The Fly-Casting Skills Challenge is a fun way to increase casting and fishing skills for all levels of fly fishers. It includes three challenge levels progressing from Bronze to Gold that include fly casts used in many fishing situations. The Bronze level Challenge is designed at the novice (but not beginner!) level fly fisher, while the Silver and Gold levels are aimed to advance the casting skills of intermediate and advanced level fly fishers. Recognition Certificates and Pins are available for each level achieved. The Gold Level Skills Challenge was Includes skills close to those required for FFI instructor certification with the exception of any teaching skills. To learn more head to the FFI Learning Center Casting Skill Challenge Page.
In addition to taking the Casting Skills Challenge, you can receive real-time video analysis and coaching. This will be key for your progression on all tasks of the skills challenge.
Outcome of Casting Skills Challenge at the 2018 FFI Fair
The enthusiastic reception by participants to the Skills Challenge at the Boise Fair, validated our intentions for the program. The Skills Challenge was a fun casting game that led to learning opportunities for members, as well as teaching opportunities for certified instructors. Participants enjoyed measuring themselves against the challenges and some sought recognition for their achievement after completing a challenge level. Participants who successfully complete a challenge can purchase a Casting Skills Recognition Package that includes a medal and certificate.