It’s nice to see that you have found the way to my little Casting website. I hope you’ll find some helpful stuff on it and now it’s the time for me to introduce myself to you.
My name is Meinrad Röhrs and I'm originally from Germany where I had lived for 32 years. After a couple of unhappy tries in my childhood I started a serious attempt to learn to fish with the fly rod, in 2010. Even then, highly motivated, it was quite hard for me to tame the fly line. Regardless of what I was trying to do, it seemed that the line had its own will and the fly almost never arrived at the target of my choice. Some time later, I took the decision to enrol in a fly casting class of ‘Master Certified Instructor’ Bernd Ziesche to learn the essential stuff of fly casting and finally to find a way to get the fly into the desired zone. Spurred by the results of such a course, held by a qualified instructor, I managed to tame the fly line and soon made some progress with my casting.
Soon after that course, I was chasing not only trout in my home waters but also almost every local fish species in Northern Europe with the fly rod. For that, I travelled to Denmark and Sweden to fish for Sea running brown trout, to Norway to catch grayling, brown trout and have a try for Seabass. In Austria I chased graylings again and back home in Germany I focused on the fishing for pike and perch as well as on asp and carp. After further casting lessons, amongst others by Christopher Rownes, to refine my casting I decided to start the venture to become a ‘Certified Casting Instructor’ myself. Countless trainings sessions later, I passed the exam for the fly casting instructor by the ‘International Federation of Fly Fishers’ at a fly fishing fair near Munich on the 28 March in 2014.
Admitted into the IFFF family, I got to know to a lot of other tremendous fly casting instructors and made heaps of new friends while teaching fly casting. Due to some of these great people, I entered my first fly casting competition at a British Fly Casting Club (BFCC) event near London. I couldn’t compete with the distances from a lot of the club members but I enjoyed the experience while attaining on such an event. Since the beginning of 2016, I have been living in New Zealand now, teaching fly casting and exploring new waters. I hope, I will meet you one day while fly fishing one of these awesome waters or maybe at one of my casting lessons.