Advanced Fly Casting School was born in Rome during the year 1987.
Tuition is strictly managed by his founder Piero Letizia, a professional internationally.
The technique taught is the “PL & EC” (Progressive Lines & Easy Casting) a evolutionary method which allows to easily make complex casts and strategic presentations.
By way of example, the basic elements are mentioned below
Accurately select equipment, paying particular attention to the relationship between the Rod (action, length, power), Line (profile, weight), and Tippet (measure, power), all tailored to the fishing spot and type of fishing
Maintain a progressive acceleration during both the back and forward casting actions, ensuring that the power used is never excessive. Work on a wide and straight plane, keeping the rod high in the back and low in the front, presenting the fly first, followed by the tippet, and finally, the fly line
Casting actions are performed under tight line control, without any ellipses
Different use of the line’s handling hand (always in a high position between 09-10-11 time) in relation with the casting distance need:
Up to mt. 20-22 – maintaining the tension between the wider ring of the hand
Over mt. 20-22 – starting the use of the specific double acceleration in wide spaces, from 11-10-09 to 06-05, depending on the speed requested
Grip the rod handle with the three main fingers, supported by the palm. The main functionalities are as follows:
Thumb: Apply power and stop the rod in a vertical position to control narrow loops (micro-loops)
Middle and Index fingers: Ensure a secure grip of the handle to manage the rod in various positions, enabling the generation of different and complex presentations
Palm: Functions as a pin, providing an additional increase in power
Introducing an additional casting action to create complex presentations, including “Mid-Air Mending”, representing the first modern “evolution” in fly casting under the signature of AFCS
A spiral in the air while the presentation is already done is one of the results by the use of PL & EC casting technique!
One of the Theoretical Training slide concerning the FF Timeline Casting Evolution
Didactics is supported by a theoretical training course based on the rationalization of key concepts that allow effective learning and practical application, in particular
Reach an optimal level of casting skill in a short time
Acquire elements for ‘self-correction’ during both fishing and practice
Be able to make a correct evaluation of the technical equipment