Ok, ready now. Deneki FIBFest, Here I Come!
This week I had an impromptu, pretend I was fly fishing on saltwater class, from a legit—knows what he’s doing and how to teach it, casting instructor— Michael Bantam of DreamcastIdaho.
Basically, I tried to pretend the weather was 80 degrees, the water was blazing blue and there wasn’t goose crap all over my casting platform at the local murk pond. This is how it went…
I’m not going to admit how many times it was said, “Hey, thats great for Trout fishin….” so I feel like I’m good in the trout bum department. Saltwater? The jury is still out..
Nor will I recant the amount of times I whip-cracked Michael upside the back of his head with my fly line to which he would say, “Owww, Ya Got me mon!” rubbing his ear with a big old grin on his face. (Visions of piercing my guides ear danced through my mind)
And in the end….I promised Michael I would keep practicing and hopefully it all comes together on Andros South Island—minus the “Owww, Ya Got Me Mon!”
Thank you Michael for your instruction, advice and patience. First thing I’m packing to the Bahamas is all your wisdom and words of encouragement.
I promise (to try) not to trout set…
P.S. If you live in Idaho and need any type of Fly Fishing Casting Class,
Michael Bantam of DreamCastIdaho is your Ya MON!