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Products: FlyCasting apps

(all SkillShaper apps are currently BETA versions)

The original SkillShaper product line is for fly casting. It consists of mobile apps for Learing & Practice and a desktop app for Review & Analysis.

                FlyCasting Cartoon

SkillShaper kits for other activities are in development. Get in touch with us if you'd like to know more.

Using SkillShaper for FlyCasting

Get the sounds of good casts in your ear:
Listen to the movement audios of a casting session, or download cast-recording from expert casters. Study the charts and play them back - to hear what a good cast really sounds like. The main fore and aft strokes will sound like a smoothly rising tone, as they steadily accelerate during the stroke. Then there will be a sharp spike in the sound at the point they apply reverse force to crisply stop the stroke. The more you hear it, the more those patterns burn into your mind - and the easier it will be to cast the same way.

 

Make real casts with a smart watch:  Strap one to your flyrod. Let some line out and start to cast.

Smart watch strapped to the shaft of a fly rod

The accelerometer in the watch reads the movements and produces the movement sound from its speaker. If your watch has no speaker, it can stream the accelerometer readings to a device it's paired with on Bluetooth.

 

Practice with a phone alone: You can use the SkillShaper SmartPhone app for learning and practicing good casting skills. Hold it like you would hold a fly rod. Pantomime a cast. Listen to your strokes.

    Smart phone held in hand like a fly rod

Pattern your movements to the sound of vgood casts. Build proper muscle memory anywhere, anytime.

Analyze your casts at your desktop:  You can use the desktop app for storing, replaying and studying the details of your earlier casts. 
You can create moment-by-moment charts of the force patterns in each cast and learn a great deal about what makes for great casting, and what you can do to improve your own.


A case in point: I discovered that I habitually injected a sudden wrist-snap in my strokes. The snap, sounding like a hiccup in the sound profile, was greatly reducing the efficiency of my casts. I immediatly began practicing casts with a smoother rise in acceleration-sound. I am finally overcoming this bad habit. I'm casting further, and with less effort. Most of the time, anyway. (Bad muscle memory is devilishly hard to overcome).

Joan Wulff - champion flycaster and great instructor   Lefty Kreh - great flycaster, author and instructor 

Lefty Kreh                    

Ed Jaworowski

Pricing

The following prices are projections and are subject to change. Check back to this page for updates on availability and pricing.

  • Android Watch app     $120  Available from
                                             the Android Play Store

  • Android Phone app     $120  Available from
                                             the Android Play Store 

  • Apple Watch app        $120  To be available from
                                             the Apple Store
                                             by May, 2019
  • iPhone app                $120  To be available from
                                             the Apple Store                                              by May, 2019

  • Desktop Analysis app  $199 To be available from                                        the Windows Store
                                           by May, 2019

   

The many worlds of fly fishing

 

 

 

 

 

FoxRiver Evening Fishing by Bob Long

 

 

 

 

 

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My friend Bob Long (BossBob50) with a nice fly-caught smallmouth bass