The Cape Lookout Albacore Festival is honored to offer casting clinics presented by Wanda Taylor. Wanda is a member of the Temple Fork Outfitters Professional Advisory Staff, the first woman in the world certified by the International Federation of Fly Fishers as a Master Certified Casting Instructor, and the first female Orvis-endorsed guide in the southeastern United States.
The Southeastern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers awarded her Woman of the Year in 2005 and an Award of Excellence in 2008 for her work with breast cancer survivors. She is a national and international ambassador for Casting For Recovery, a non-profit organization that offers free fly fishing retreats for women dealing with breast cancer; Goodwill Guides, a non-profit organization with a customized fishing program designed to integrate wounded Veterans into the professional fishing industry; and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc., the Cape Lookout Albacore Festival’s supported non-profit organization that offers fly fishing and fly tying opportunities to wounded Veterans.
Wanda is passionate about introducing fly fishing to women and children, and has partnered with the Cape Lookout Albacore Festival to offer free casting clinics. Both clinics will be held in the gym of the Morehead City Community Center during the Albacore Fishing Tournament on 24 Oct 2015. The Children’s Casting Clinic will be offered from 9:00-11:00am with casting instruction, refreshments, and hot dogs. Children from 6-18 are welcome to attend. Children under the age of 16 must have a guardian that remains on premises during the event.
Ladies that would like to join Wanda may attend the Women’s Casting Clinic offered from 1:00-3:00pm. The women’s clinic will consist of casting instruction, refreshments, and wine and cheese. Ladies 18 and over are welcome to participate and ladies over the age of 21 may enjoy a taste of wine. Please remember, safety first! Arrange transportation appropriately.