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Certified Casting Instructors in the GCC

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What is a Certified Casting Instructor (CCI/CI)?

Certified Casting Instructor (CCI/CI) has demonstrate the high standard of performance that creates confidence in students and other instructors.  CCI’s can accomplish casting tasks quickly and easily, accompanied with good demonstrations and clear, concise explanations.  Certified Casting Instructors can effectively teach the art of fly casting to all levels.

What is a Master Casting Instructor (MCI)?

Master Casting Instructor (MCI) requires more than just meeting a specified set of casting requirements. It also requires a broad range of experience in casting itself. Certification is the end of a process, not the beginning. A Master Caster is an exceptional individual, able to teach others how to teach. These are rather demanding requirements, but they are the requirements that FFI wishes to be assessed.

Even anglers who have excellent fly fishing skills may not necessarily be certified at the Master’s level – ability in angling is only part of the certification process. Equally important is a broad range of casting abilities (for instance being able to make curve casts by more than one method) and a great deal of comfort in demonstrating them.

In the teaching of casting, the MCI can describe the skills in as many ways as possible because different people respond differently to verbal descriptions. The ability to see casting through the eyes of the untrained caster is essential, especially since the Master Casting Instructor teaches others how to teach.

FFI Casting Instructor Certifications:  

CI - Certified Casting Instructor

MCI - Master Casting Instructor

THCI - Two Handed Casting Instructor

CBOG - Casting Board of Governors

CBOG Emeritus - Casting Board of Governors, Emeritus 

In order for casting students to more easily locate a casting instructor in the Gulf Coast Council, contact information for the GCC's 17 IFFF Certified Casting Instructors is provided below:  

ALABAMA


Dino Frangos - CI, MCI

Mobile, AL                  251-421-3787

drdinof@aol.com

Languages: English

Dwight Yoder - CI

Mobile, AL                 251-343-1904

dyoder44@comcast.net

Languages: English, French, Vietnamese                                                                             

Thomas "Tom" Dempsey - CI

Mobile, AL                 251-648-7451

tdempsey44@gmail.com

Languages: English

Chas Petruccelli - CI

Redding, AL               203-400-3178 

chuckp@optonline.net 

Languages: English 

FLORIDA

Len Anderson

Panama City Beach, FL   850-249-2656 / 850-866-8208

troutmind@gmail.com

Languages:  English

 

KANSAS

Captain Paul "Sodie" Sodamann - CI, MCI

St. George, KS        785-456-5654

sodie6390@gmail.com

www.flycastingmasters.com/sodie.html

Languages: English 

Captain Sodie's You Tube Channel:   http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUanmLv3gZzNVTnwCIOQhKIA

LOUISIANA

Harry Boyd - CI

Winnsboro, LA           318-435-5476 / 318-282-1825

maker@canerods.com  / http://www.canerods.com

Languages: English

Jay Clark - CI, MCI, THCI

Lafayette, LA          337-366-3145

laflycaster@yahoo.com

Languages: English

Glen "Catch" Cormier - CI

Boyce, LA               318-793-5855 /  225-899-6528

catch@laflyfish.com

www.laflyfish.com

Languages: English

Roger del Rio - CI

Baton Rouge, LA        225-751-3304 / 225-907-4471

pops92640@gmail.com

Languages: English

Jeff Ferguson - CI, MCI

Lake Charles, LA              337-540-1292

landlord2401@yahoo.com

Languages: English 

Tom Jindra - CI, MCI, CBOG Emeritus

New Orleans, LA     504-392-7511

tomjindra@cox.net

Languages: English

Keith Richard - CI, MCI, CBOG

Breaux Bridge, LA    337-344-0908

krichardthecamp@yahoo.com

www.thecampflyfishingschool.com

Languages: English

Captain Peter Scafaru - CI

New Olreans, LA   646-327-3969

marshonthefly.com

Languages:  English, French, Romanian

Robert "Bob" Tabbert, CI

Lafayette, LA             337-781-3650

rtab@msn.com

Languages: English

Tom Tripi - CI, MCI

Folsom, LA         504-451-9235

tom@maxderbes.com

Languages: English

 

MISSISSIPPI 

Reed Guice - CI

Biloxi, MS            228-435-0400

reed@guiceagency.com

Languages: English

     
Sid Caradine - CI

Columbus, MS      662-328-5413 / 662-574-1209

captsid@cableone.net

www.amzilovelincolnhomes.com

Languages: English

Sydney "Syd" Smith - CI, MCI
 
Gulfport, MS        228-326-6050 / 228-896-4247

sydzach@bellsouth.net

Languages: English

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