Italian Style Casting

Long time sufferers readers will remember my first proper fishing buddy Emanuele  who I used to fish the Clyde with around 10 years ago. He buggered off to Hull and has been casting his micro drys on chalk streams to willing huge trout unlike our belligerent Scottish trout.

He has emailed me a few times about his Italian style of casting which can overcome situations like strong currents and drag, check out this video

Massimo Magliocco (the chap in the video) and Fly Fishing Masters UK are bringing a wee workshop to Scotland  on the Annan at Hoddom Castle on the 13th July. They are a  non-profit organisation. However a charge is necessary to cover their costs. For the day course the fee is £30 per participant (this includes fishing the river Annan in the evening – Hoddom Castle beat)

Information and booking:

The program is:

9.00 – 10.00Demonstration and discussion on techniqueThis will be undertaken on both grass and water by Massimo Magliocco and compared by Philip BaileyThe technique will be explained and a range of different casts will be demonstrated

10.00 – 12.00Tuition of u how to make the basic Angular cast used by FFMThe FFM Instructors will work with individual participants to explain the technique and how to make the cast. This is the basic technique used in all FFM casts. This will be undertaken on grass

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch, strippers and lap dancing

1.00 – 3.00Demonstration and discussion of all casts used by FFM in ‘fishing’ situations.This will be undertaken by Senior Casting Instructors.Each cast will be demonstrated in ‘live’ fishing situations and benefits explained to participants. This will be undertaken on running water.

3.00 – 5.00Tuition on different castsThe FFM Instructors will work with individual participants to explain each of the ‘Backhand’, ‘Totally Under Tip’, ‘Slowed Down Angular’ and ‘Overturned’ casts. This will also be undertaken on running water.

It all sounds good however I am attending for a chin wag with Emanuele and the possibility of a huge trout off the Annan.

Anyone else up for it I urge you to book and I will see you their hopefully!


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  1. Chuck Graves · July 5, 2014

    I just checked my schedule and I can just make it from the states. I figure I’ll be there around 11:45, but will have to leave about 1:15pm for the flight back. Dave me some lunch and that person to serve it to me while sitting on my lap.

  2. Chuck Graves · July 5, 2014

    That would be save not Dave. I don’t need any Dave sitting on my lap!

  3. Alistair · July 5, 2014


  4. Emanuele · July 5, 2014

    Hi Mr. many thanks for the post. I will give you a call to discuss the details for the week end. ciao