Andrew Toft (left) & Hendrik Mortensen pictured (right)
Andrew Toft is endorsed by many well known International Fly Fishing Instructors
"I first met Andrew several years ago at a Spey Casting competition in the US called Spey-O-Rama. Andrew was there as part of Team Carron. I watched him cast, both in practice and in the
competition, and could see that he had an incredible style and could throw a tremendous amount of line. He didn't win in that year, but each year after I watched his determination to improve and progress and watched in awe at the increase in distance he achieved. Without a doubt, Andrew has become one of the very best Spey Casters in the world. In addition to his casting prowess, Andrew has a wonderful personality, a great sense of humour and is a true delight to be with. I always look forward to seeing him and to sharing a drink and a laugh with him."
Simon Gawsworth USA
"A couple of years ago I was at the Spey-O-Rama in San Francisco for a casting demonstration and walking around my attention was caught by some ultra-tight loops. The angler making such
beautiful loops was Andrew. We had time to speak and cast together and I discovered, not only an excellent caster, but a true gentleman and a very skillful instructor.
His teaching is amazing. His ability to catch very subtle mistakes and provide simple, clear and
effective explanation is terrific.
One of the best."
“Andrew is a masterful silky smooth caster with a technique that is efficient, yet authoritative. Andrew’s instruction skills well matches his mastery of the cast. Years of teaching, has sharpened Andrew’s keen ability to analyze a cast, and give helpful guidance that will enhance ones skills. Andrew understands the cast in depth, and can translate the complexity of a cast into simple wording and clear instruction. I truly enjoy each time Andrew and I can share casting together; I always listen, and learn something new!”
"The question - Do I know Andrew Toft is often asked of me by many of my angling friends. I began teaching Andrew many years ago and it was obvious he had a lot of natural talent. He had a tremendous thirst for casting knowledge and carefully followed all instructions. He has proven his skills and techniques by ranking high in the many competitions he has entered and recently won the International Championships with a new distance record and topped it all by winning the first official ICSF World Championship Spey Casting event in Norway shortly after. Not only is he super efficient but his main skill is that he makes it look so easy!!
He can provide a very high standard of instruction in all aspects of Fly-Casting which is clear and understandable and has many great practical angling skills along with great passion for his sport.
He will go a long way."
Peter S Anderson
"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Andrew Toft for several years. Andy is not only one of the most helpful and easy going instructors in the world but also one of the most highly qualified instructors in the world today. This, coupled with him being the current World Spey Casting Champion, makes him not only a great professional but a true ambassador for the sport. It is an honour for me to call him a friend."
Scott Mackenzie, Mackenzie Fly Fishing
"Andrew Toft has proved that Fly-Casting is about finely tuned technique and not power."
The late Knut Syrstrad
"They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Imitating an Andrew Toft ‘block’ in a double-handed fly-casting final delivery cast, is something that demands great discipline and control overwhat you are doing, as well as a fuller understanding of how a double-handed rod and line works.
The ability to execute this technique well is in fact a hallmark of long experience, understanding
and accomplished fly casting."
"Andrew Toft is one of the few Fly-Casters who can demonstrate flawless technique and is a gifted teacher in all aspects of Fly-Casting. He is also a world class distance caster."
"Andrew Toft was instrumental in helping me gain my advanced casting instructor exams. He is a brilliant caster with a deep understanding of all the essential technical aspects required. Luckily for me he also has great patience and is an encouraging and motivational teacher and mentor."
Ally Bremner FFF THCI
Andrew I consider it a real privilege to have spent a few hours getting some casting instruction from you. Your ability to render complex movements down to simple explanations is the hallmark of a GREAT teacher and I know I will be forever grateful for your time. It was an inspirational session. Thank you.
Peter Morse, FFI Master Casting Instructor
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