Mike Heritage FFF MCI UK

Fly casting and talking fly casting bollox

‘scuse me!

Now look guys (and girls?), this is all getting a bit surreal. I cannot believe the amount of hits this little blog is getting. Apart from those friends that have commented I don’t know who you are, or if you are unique hits or just the same people re reading some of my old posts. I honestly never thought I would attract more than the odd viewer but, especially at weekends I am getting upwards of forty or more a day, not many compared to some blogs  maybe, but a big suprise to me. This was just meant to be a showcase for my instructing  not the launch of my literary career.

  I would honesty love to get some feedback from you, maybe some suggestions for posts  and if what I write makes any sense. If there are things you think are wrong tell me, if you don’t understand something tell me. I am here to inform, entertain and more importantly, learn.


February 23, 2009 - Posted by | Mike Heritage |


  1. Hey Mike

    Just found your site after seeing your listing on ‘Loops.

    Very nice; You write really well. Looking forward to meeting you again at The Gathering.

    You’ve asked for some suggestions as to stuff to write. Well!

    – How about some stuff on teaching methods? I think we all (well I do) struggle with communicating the “feel” thing that you mention in an earlier post. I’ve had lessons/coaching from quite a few (very good) instructors but to be honest the feel-thing came to me through determined practise. It’s one of those things that when it clicks you say “ah, now I know what they meant”, but it’s only in retrospect.

    The nearest I’ve seen it demonstrated was by Stefan with his “drag-click” thing, which works really well up to a point.

    What do you think? Any ideas?



    Comment by Will | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi Will,

    I’m not sure if you can teach feel. I don’t think a beginner has the capacity to even concider feel until they are comfortable with their stroke and by then they are intermediats.

    I will ponder on it and see if I can stretch my ponder to a full post.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Note, Will was one of the other candidates that tested with me last year.

    Comment by Mike Heritage | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yeah I agree. It’s the intermediates that are the problem! They can throw OK loops, but I think the difference between OK and lovely smooth loops is largely down to feel which allows you to fine-tune the application of power.



    Comment by Will | February 24, 2009 | Reply

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