Thanks Thanks:  7
Likes Likes:  83
Page 9 of 11 FirstFirst ... 7891011 LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 109
  1. #81
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Moray, Scotland
    Posts
    1,688

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Quote Originally Posted by t and t View Post
    The BFCC is a club that provides meetings around the UK to hold fly casting competitions to encourage people to challenge themselves and others to improve their casting skills.

    Tracy
    I'd come to these meets if I could.
    Just out of interest, how far north in the UK do you get?
    Last edited by morayfisher; 23-05-2019 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Typo
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

  2. #82

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Quote Originally Posted by morayfisher View Post
    I'd come to these meets if I could.
    Just out of interest, how far north in the UK do you get?
    I think Shropshire (Oswestry) is the farthest north they venture these days. Sadly, lack of support elsewhere means it is now, in effect, the South of England Fly Casting Club.

  3. #83
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Moray, Scotland
    Posts
    1,688

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Quote Originally Posted by Angus McLeod View Post
    I think Shropshire (Oswestry) is the farthest north they venture these days. Sadly, lack of support elsewhere means it is now, in effect, the South of England Fly Casting Club.
    Thanks for the reply.
    That's a long way south for me although my sister in law lives in Shrewsbury so maybe we could time a visit to coincide with a BFCC meeting sometime.
    I'll keep a look out for future events.
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

  4. #84
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    2,127

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Angus is correct. In order to organise a meeting it needs someone local to volunteer to organise the venue and make sure people are going to turn up. There used to be a Scottish event but at the last one there were more people from southern England in attendance than from north of the border. Fly casting as a sport is always going to be a very 'niche' activity and events are run where there's the most interest. The UK fly casting sport organisation runs events in Cumbria, there's a mix of southern and northern based casters that go there to cast.

    At the last BFCC meeting in Kent there was a somewhat international entry. Bart de Zwaan (from Holland) extended his BFCC #5 record to 138ft 3in, Keiichiro Okamoto (who casts for the Japanese team at the world championships) took the accuracy record (from me ) and Tracy Thomas (Wales) extended her women's #7 record to 128ft 2in.

    James
    Last edited by James9118; 05-06-2019 at 11:43 AM. Reason: sp.
    And the 2016 Nobel prize for physics goes to J.R. Hartley, who'd have thought a fly fisherman could re-write so many accepted laws Hidden Content

  5. #85
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    South East Kent
    Posts
    1,438

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Quote Originally Posted by James9118 View Post
    Angus is correct. In order to organise a meeting it needs someone local to volunteer to organise the venue and make sure people are going to turn up. There used to be a Scottish event but at the last one there were more people from southern England in attendance than from north of the border. Fly casting as a sport is always going to be a very 'niche' activity and events are run where there's the most interest. The UK fly casting sport organisation runs events in Cumbria, there's a mix of southern and northern based casters that go there to cast.

    At the last BFCC meeting in Kent there was a somewhat international entry. Bart de Zwaan (from Holland) extended his BFCC #5 record to 138ft 3in, Keiichiro Okamoto (who casts for the Japanese team at the world championships) took the accuracy record (from me ) and Tracy Thomas (Wales) extended her women's #7 record to 128ft 2in.

    James
    It was a good day as usual James. Glad Roger was on hand to sort my casting, out I thanked him many times when I was on the Test yesterday evening.

  6. #86
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    95

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Thanks Roger, glad you had a good day at the Kent meeting.

    James is correct that we need a local person to help support running our BFCC meetings around the UK. Currently we are in discussion with someone to run a Meeting in Yorkshire in September.

    The next BFCC Meeting is in three weeks in Oswestry Rugby Club, Shropshire - Saturday 22nd June 2019.

    More information on the BFCC activities can be found at Calendar | BFCC - Home Of Uk Fly Casting

  7. #87
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    2,127

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    The casting records seem to be tumbling regularly lately with a number broken at the last BFCC meeting in Oswestry. Junior caster, George, broke the under 13s accuracy record (beating his dad in doing so) as well as setting a new best for the heavyweight T38 class and extending his best in the salmon overhead event (with a 15ft rod). Keiichiro Okamoto also extended his overall accuracy record.

    James.
    And the 2016 Nobel prize for physics goes to J.R. Hartley, who'd have thought a fly fisherman could re-write so many accepted laws Hidden Content

  8. #88
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,806

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    It's unfortunate the meetings are south of the border i would also like to go to the events, im sure that would be a good day with lots to learn, I'm a bit surprised that the Scottish events were not busy with fishers from the North.
    I can put out around 70ft with relative ease but no matter how hard I try I can only reach maybe 85/90ft on a good day.

    What would you say is the most important aspect to casting distance?

    Al

  9. #89
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    2,127

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    What would you say is the most important aspect to casting distance?

    Al
    Hi Al,

    I would say it could be condensed to three main things, in order of importance (to me);

    1) Tracking - making sure the back and forward casts are straight and aligned with each other. Anything else and you lose efficiency.
    2) Line speed - proper acceleration of the rod and a well timed haul are what you want here.
    3) Loop shape - this will largely take care of itself if 1 & 2 are good, however making sure you don't rip the loop wide open by using too much effort is something to look for.

    What surprises a lot of people when the get into the competition side of things is how little effort is required to cast huge distances. You only have to see Tracy cast to appreciate this - she has arms like twiglets but routinely casts a trout outfit over 120ft.

    James.
    And the 2016 Nobel prize for physics goes to J.R. Hartley, who'd have thought a fly fisherman could re-write so many accepted laws Hidden Content

  10. #90
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,806

    Default Re: British Fly Casting Club (BFCC)

    Thanks very much James I'm self/dad taught but when funds allow I'm going to book a couple of hours with a instructor.
    I've had lessons with the double handed rod in the past but never really considered lessons with the single hander thinking my casting was sufficient I'm now aware that I'm guilty of overpowering the cast, my tracking is likely shocking and I sometimes cast a tailing loop there's certainly room for improvement.

    Maybe you could shed some light on something I've noticed James, when casting a line double and single handed rods they don't really come to life/load as well until there's a foot or two of running line outside the eye, I've noticed it with long and short head lines with double and single handers.

    Thanks Al

Page 9 of 11 FirstFirst ... 7891011 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 16-09-2014, 07:51 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-07-2014, 08:11 PM
  3. BFCC Casting Event - Shenfield 7th Oct 2012
    By t and t in forum Casting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-10-2012, 05:27 PM
  4. British Fly Casting Club (BFCC) Events
    By t38 in forum Casting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2012, 12:47 PM
  5. BFCC Casting Meeting
    By toba in forum Fly Fishing Club Events and Member Meetings
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-07-2009, 06:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •