The Five Basics of the Casting Stroke with Maxine McCormick (Ep. 202)

“If you end up focussing on the stroke and the mechanics and you line it all up well, you will perform well.”

Maxine McCormick

In this episode we WadeOutThere with Maxine McCormick, from San Francisco California.  Maxine began fly fishing as a child with her father, and spent summer vacations with family, on the McCloud River, catching fish and learning from her dad. 

When Maxine was introduced to competition fly casting, her new found passion for casting helped her enjoy the fishing aspect of the sport more as well.  Maxine was competing nationally at age nine and won a gold medal at the world championships for accuracy at age twelve.  Now Maxine works at a fly shop in the Seattle area where she attends school and continues to incorporate fly fishing into her life’s adventures.

We discuss the McCloud River, the basics of the casting stroke that Maxine practices and teaches, and how she adjusts her casts for different scenarios on the water.

You can listen to the show on the podcast player below or anywhere that you enjoy podcasts. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I enjoyed talking with Maxine.


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Fly fishing holds special memories for us all. The fish we catch, the rivers we wade, and the people we fish with are all a part of our unique fly fishing journey. My art is meant to capture these memories and remind us all to go back to the places that bring us joy.

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