I will attend Danbury all three days and one of my main interests is comparing notes on fly casting. I live in NW Connecticut and the driver is about 30 min.
I have experienced somewhat conflicting results when developing a line and rod combination,,,,,casting,,,,,without a fly on grass and when casting a waterlogged fly in the wind (always in my face it seems). Especially on the pick up from the water,,,,it has much more resistance than grass. We develope the ideal combination in practice then it is not quite correct on the water.