My girlfriend and I recently had the opportunity to learn something we had been wanting to learn for a while: flyfishing. We took a Flyfishing 101 class that is taught for free by Orvis. It was a lot of fun! Our instructor was Tim. He taught us how to cast out and also where to cast. You do not want to cast right in front of a fish but rather upstream to the current will pull the fly down and possibly catch the attention of the fish. We spent probably 30-45 minutes outside practicing casting in the lot at Orvis. (I wonder if people thought it was weird to see people casting in a parking lot?) We each also had a fake fish we were supposed to try and hook. Instead of a fly the end of the line there was a piece of velcro and the fish had the other piece of velcro. We had to “hook” the fish. I caught the fish once or twice. It’s harder than it looks. Honest.
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