The problem with that old adage, practice makes perfect, is that the whole concept of practice brings back horrible childhood memories. Further, it implies time spent in some repetitive drudgery – even when practicing fly-casting. And let’s face it ? practice casting is something even the best casters can use more of. After all, the most important aspect of fly-fishing is to deliver the fly to the right place at the right time, and that’s exactly the point to Practice Counts, an innovative way to play and practice casting at the same time.
This new casting game is designed to improve the ability to cast not only at a target, but also in relation to a fish, and to keep it fun. Practice Counts consists of a casting target, weighted and unweighted Velcro flies, and an inflatable bonefish (yes, an inflatable bonefish!). In fact, the bonefish is the key to the game. The inflatable, weighted fish subconsciously trains the caster to deliver the fly to the right place ? in front of the fish rather than at the fish. The Velcro flies simulate a hookup to help you react to that situation as well.
There are a variety of ways to use and play Practice Counts, from simple target practice to timed games testing speed and accuracy and for both forward casts and backcasts. The game carries a suggested retail price of $21.95 and is available through any shop that carries Wapsi fly-fishing products.
For more information contact Wapsi Fly Inc., 27 CR 458, Mountain Home, AR 72653; 870-425-9500.