Guide: Joe Libeu - Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor
Current I am responsible for teaching students, the teaching, training and testing of individuals that aspire to become certified and master casting instructor. As a Federation of Fly Fishers Casting BOG I am involved in educating the fly-fishing public in the art of excellent fly-casting. Ascertaining the qualifications of those individuals who aspire to become certified fly casting instructors by means of oral and /or written examination by performance test and by personal evaluation. Certifying fly-casting instructors with respect to there casting and instructional ability under the auspices of the Federation of Fly Fishers.
· 1993 Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor
· 1993 Advisory Council for Federation of Fly Fishers
· 1997 Federation of Fly Fishers Masters Fly Casting Instruction (Currently there are about 240 masters in the US)
· 2000 Federation of Fly Fishers Board of Governors
· 2004 FFF National Conclave Casting Chairman
· 2005 Elected to the Casting BOG Executive Committee
· 2006 FFF National Conclave Casting Chairman
· 2006 Workshop developer for accept cable cast for the MCI Workshop on Performance test.
· Fly fishing since 1973
· Fly fishing guide since 1998
· National Pro Staff of G. Loomis, 5 years
· Pro Staff for Bob Marriotts Fly Fishing store.
· Consultant for Costa Azul Resort in Mexico. Responsible for training of Panga
Captains in conventional fishing and fly-fishing.
· Fly Fishing consultant to Ronnie Kovacks Fishing Expedition on 3 TV shows.
· Guest Fly Fishing expert on Ronnie Kovacks Saturday morning radio shows.
· Guest Fly Fishing expert on Western Fishing and Boating Radio.
· Zocor Fly Fishing Commercial 2004
· Developed and teach the “On the River Clinic” at the Long Beach Casting Club. Developed the program 6 years ago.
· Participated as Assistant Instructor of Beginning Fly fishing class at UCLA.
· Teaching, “Mastering the Art of Fly Fishing “for three years at CSULB.
· Teaching, "Mastering the Art of Fly Fishing" at El Camino Jr. College.
· On going instructions on club outing in saltwater, warm water and cold water fishing.
· Developed, organized and guided the Long Beach Casting Club Casting program for the last 8 years.
· Recognized as the top teaching club in the USA
· Owner of Sierra Pacific Fishing Adventures. Fly Fishing excursions, Classes and Private Instruction.
· Fly Fishing Guide in Ca. in both fresh and saltwater.
· Field tester for Airflo Products.
· Teach a 2 day Fly Fishing class to students on the Lower Owens in Bishop, CA.
· Current conduct Fly Fishing excursion 6-8 location per yr within the US and Internationally.
· Long Beach Casting Club Ed Thomas Awards for teaching Casting (2 times)
· Pauley Carthcath Teaching award
· Mel Krieger Casting instructor of the Year Award
· J. Stanley Lloyd order of the May Fly award for contribution to Fly Fishing
· Long Beach Casting Club
· Federation of Fly Fishers