Fitness Tips for Fly Fishers

Provided by

Adele Derkowski 1999 - 2010.
Certified Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer.

Always warm-up the muscles that you are going to use.
This will help prevent injuries and prepare the muscles for use.
*Do all movements in a controlled manner.
Do each exercise 6 to 8 times in each direction.

*UPPER BODY  (Before Casting)

Standing with your feet wide, knees softly bent, twist at waist from side to side, let your arms follow.

Cross arms in front of waist and lift up (pretend you are taking off a T-shirt) let arms circle out, palms up, and float down.

As above, just circle the other way. Arms out to the sides, palm up, lift up your hands, cross and lower in front.

Bend your arms at the elbow, twist so palm faces forward then twist forearm so palm faces backward.

Make large circles with your wrists.

*LOWER BODY (Hiking, Wading or Standing)

Standing tall (one hand holding something for support) swing one leg at a time from your hip, forward and back.

After completing the above movement, face your source of support, swing each leg across the front of your body, left and right.

With knees bent, hands on thighs, circle your knees, first in one direction, then the other direction.

Make large circles with your ankle. (Think of drawing a large circle with your toes)

 

More Exercises
Neck & Hands
Posture



 
 
 
 
 
 

BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.
SWFF OR ANY OF THEIR MEMBERS ARE IN NO WAY LIABLE TO ANYONE THAT MIGHT SUSTAIN INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE WHILE DOING ANY OF THE ABOVE EXERCISES.