Federation of Fly Fishers Certified?
The FFF is the certifying body for all fly casting instructors in North America. There are two levels, Basic and Masters as well as a Two Handed Casting Instructor qualification. Candidates for all levels must pass a series of performance tests as well as a written exam. Testing is done both on the instructors casting and teaching ability and is extremely stringent( higher than a 50% failure rate). As with any activity there are many self proclaimed experts out there but very few who have undergone proper training and are qualified as professional instructors. The FFF program offers a consistency of proper information anywhere lessons are taught It has been our experience that a one hour lesson with a professional instructor will put you far ahead of many years of practicing bad habits on your own. FFF certifications are held in a variety of locations across
North America and are open to anyone who is interested. Anywhere that you fish in North America you will be able to find FFF certified casting instructors and guides. Here is the link to the FFF site: www.fedflyfishers.org/