Alamo, California (USA)
As a Master Casting Instructor certified by Fly Fishers International (FFI), Willy George teaches casting at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC) in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The GGACC, with over 1300 members, is the largest fly fishing club in the world and Willy is serving his fifth term as the Club’s President. Willy serves on FFI’s Casting Board of Governors and directs casting instruction for FFI in Northern California.
As a faculty member at Stanford University, Willy is the first-ever Instructor of Fly Fishing in Outdoor Education - Department of Health & Human Performance where he teaches an eight-week credited course in both the Fall and Spring.
Houston, Texas (USA)
Gary is the originator of "Gulf Coast Spey" and is an FFI Certified Casting Instructor. He teaches both single hand and two hand casting techniques and is active in the FFI Texas Council. Gary runs the very popular “Old Al’s Blog” for those seeking FFI Casting or Master Casting certifications. An avid flyfisher and active with casting presentations and demonstrations in Texas.
Rotonda West, Florida (USA)
Leslie owned and operated Stonefalls Trout Fishery & School of Fly Fishing in Castlerock Northern Ireland. Relocated to Placida Florida where he now operates a school of fly fishing. Leslie is an Fly Fishers International Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Certified Casting Instructor. He is also single and double handed qualified as assessor and mentor for G.A.I.A & A.P.G.A.I. Leslie has fished extensively in Australia, Canada and enjoys pursuing salt water species in Florida.
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
William is the owner and operator of Moorbrook Lodge Trout Fishery & School of Fly Fishing in Castlerock Northern Ireland. An Fly Fishers International Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Certified Casting Instructor and single and double handed qualified assessor and mentor for G.A.I.A in the UK. William actively mentors and tests/examines casters throughout Europe.
Hidekazu Hori is an avid angler and passionate Spey casting competitor from Hokkaido, Japan. He is active and successful in numerous competitions throughout Japan and is a regular caster at the international Spey-O-Rama Casting Competition in San Francisco.
Shinobu Inoue is a world class Spey casting competitor and has routinely placed as one of the top ten casters in the annual international Golden Gate "Spey O Rama" contest. He loves competition Spey casting, Cherry Salmon fishing in Japan, and is known as Mr. Smooth to his fellow competitors. He is also founder of "Lift", the exclusive distributor of Ballistic Products throughout Japan.
Kemmerer, Wyoming & Tampa, Florida (USA)
Dayle is an award winning teacher, coach, and trainer. He is a Fly Fishers International Master Certified Casting instructor and a member of their Guide Association. Dayle presents fly casting clinics to groups across the United States. He has been guiding fly fishing trips in western Wyoming for the past twenty-five years, and spends his winters fishing Tampa Bay. He has fished in the Baja, Alaska, South America, New Zealand, and the Bahamas.
Morpeth, North Umberland, UK
Barry Mitchell has fished extensively for salmon and trout throughout the UK and Ireland. He is a Fly Fishers International Certified Two Hand Casting Instructor and is also GAIA certified for both single and two hand casting instruction. He guides on the River Tyne and organizes Spey casting courses on the beat and also on the River Tweed. He was part of the casting team attending the Scottish game fair. Barry also serves as our stockist in the UK for Ballistic Flylines.
San Jose, California (USA)
Glen began fly casting in 2003 and became addicted to Spey casting in 2006. Glen is a regular at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds and a key judge at the Spey-O-Rama (SOR) International Spey Casting Competition since 2008. He took a ten minute time out from judging to win third place in the SOR Senior class in 2013. Glen enjoys vintage bamboo Spey rods, good cigars, fine Scottish beverages, and swinging flies for Steelhead.
Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Alun is qualified as an Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor (APGAI) in both single handed and two handed casting. He is also Fly Fishers International Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Casting Instructor. Throughout the summer months he runs casting clinics, coaches individuals and attends many of the Country Fairs and shows that run throughout the UK. Alun is also a very well known guide specializing in Sea Trout.
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (USA)
Keith Richard is the founder and owner of The Camp Fly Fishing School, located in south Louisiana and in operation for more than ten years. He is a lifelong member of the Fly Fishers International, as well as an FFI certified Master Casting Instructor and a member of their Casting Board of Governors. Keith performs fly casting workshops throughout the US. He specializes in chasing red fish in the Louisiana marshes.
Blaine, Washington (USA)
Molly has been both Outfitter and Guide for over 15 years in Livingston, Montana. She is the founder of Tie The Knot Fly Fishing. She recently relocated to Washington State, and is an active fly fisher and casting instructor throughout the western US and internationally.
She is a Fly Fishers International Master Casting Instructor and serves on the FFI Casting Board of Governors as well as the FFI Board of Directors.
Issaquah, Washington (USA)
Todd Somsel has been fly fishing since the age of eight and is a former fly fishing guide. Todd is a Fly Fishers International Certified Master Casting Instructor, Certified Two Hand Casting Instructor and also serves on the FFI Casting Board of Governors. Todd gives presentations and workshops at regional and national FFI events and teaches private and group fly casting lessons. Todd is also Pro Staff for the R.L. Winston Rod Company and lives in the Seattle area.
Anchorage, Alaska (USA)
Mark owns and operates Cast Alaska, providing fly fishing and fly-casting instruction. He is a member of the FFI Casting Board of Governors and has achieved the FFI MCI and THCI. He also recently received the FFI Gold Award in fly tying skills. Mark gives presentations and workshops throughout the US and internationally. Mark serves on the Pro Staff of R.L. Winston Rod Company. Residing in Anchorage, Alaska, Mark specialized in fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and salmon