Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Certified Casting Instructors

I will post Dan Davala's note from the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders on our new CCIs:

I am pleased, excited, and extremely proud to announce to TPFR that we now have THREE NEW FFF CERTIFIED CASTING INSTRUCTORS in the club!!!!! Andy Manley, Dalton Terrell, and Trent Jones all passed the FFF Certified Instructor Exam with flying colors! I would like everyone to know how hard these three have worked to achieve this, and how much preparation, time and effort went into the process.

John Bilotta and I held their first preparation session at Fletcher's on June 17th, 2010, and in the past six months we have gathered in one form or another for many, many hours of practice. During this time, I have had the joy of watching them develop not only their teaching skills, but also refine and polish their own casting in the process. They have gone out in the cold, in the rain, in the wind, and most recently in the snow and ice to practice. All of this preparation came in handy, because they took their performance test yesterday in freezing cold temps complete with gusting wind and drifting snow. Needless to say, their examiners were impressed, and recognized how truly prepared all three of them were. Andy, Dalton, and Trent, WELL DONE!!!

This club is fortunate to have these three in the instructor pool, and I can truly recommend them with the highest level of confidence. Now PUT THEM TO WORK!!!!

Dan Davala

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