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Mark Sedotti / Mark Sedotti Fly Fishing
Mark is a respected fly casting instructor and teacher who has written articles that have been published in the: “American Angler, Fly Tier, Outdoor Life, The Fisherman,” and more featuring trout, pike and other species of fish. As the Casting Columnist for Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine (1995-2000), Mark is known for his articles on Striped Bass, Bluefish, and False Albacore.
Mark Sedotti is known for casting unusually large flies (4" to over 24") tremendous distances, with uncanny accuracy. Both things once thought impossible. He does this with a unique, ultra-powerful back cast called the "Sayonara Sling". He casts distances with magnum back casts of 120’-140’. He's also had some of his fly patterns, such as the Sedotti's Slammer menhaden series, the Sedotti Mackerel, and the Sedotti Flounder, to name three, featured in articles and fly tying books. Many of his patterns are giant and are castable by design, because of his concept of "weight balancing", which involves adding enough weight to the fly to counter (and negate) a pattern's drag.
He's now into tying patterns that exhibit strike triggering actions, similar to what you see in many popular soft plastic baits. Fly Casting columnist for Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine from 1995 - 2000, he also wrote many articles on Northeast fly fishing, and fly tying, for that magazine as well as for other major publications. Many pieces were about freshwater fly fishing too. A very skilled fly casting instructor, he's taught fly fishing at the college level in the New York City Metropolitan area for years as well.