Fly Fishing Techniques
Casting Heavy Flies
IF YOU throw tight, fast loops with a lot of weight at the end of the line, the results are shocking...literally. At the end of every forward- and backcast the heavy fly acts like a running dog hitting the end of its leash, bouncing backward. This sends shock waves down the line to the rod and screws everything up.Read more...
Using a Sweep Set
THE SWEEP SET uses the water tension on the line to apply pressure. You’re counting on the tension along the line to transfer energy down to the fly. Think about how the current pushing on your line makes your fly swing at the end of a drift. It’s the same principle at work in the sweep set.Read more...
Streamer expert Kelly Galloup gives the lowdown on what kind of leader to use for what type of fly line when streamer fishing.
From being happy with catching anything at all to chasing the biggest fish we can find, and in the end reaching “the piscatorial equivalent of the wise man on the mountain,” Todd Tanner writes about the “Five Stages of Fly … more
In a recent interview with Variety, actor Jamie Dornan compares learning to use a whip for his upcoming role in the film “Fifty Shades of Gray” to casting a fly line. And while the crack of a fly line usually … more
Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing School demonstrates how to use water tension to load the rod and make a quick upstream cast. The water haul is particularly useful when you’re fishing a rig prone to tangling, such as a …