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Tag: casting

How to Stop the Dreaded Bird's Nest

Kent Klewein writes: "'In the film A River Runs Through It,' Jerry Siem (one of the casting stuntmen) never watched his backcast. It’s important to note that his fly casting skill level ranks among the best in the world, which allowed him to get away without doing this. It’s also pertinent to point out he was casting a single dry fly in the movie scene...

John Juracek: "There is No One-Size-Fits-All Casting Stroke"

"Here’s how this works. The length of the casting stroke is a function of the length of the line being cast. The relationship works like this: Short line, short stroke. Longer line, longer stroke. So every time we change the length of our line we also change the length of our stroke." Casting instructor and former Blue Ribbon Flies proprietor John Juracek...

Fly Casting 101: How to Fix Casting Problems

How Do You Fix Problems in Your Fly Casting? Need help with fly fishing casting? Bruce Richards offers several helpful tips for fixing the most common flaws in fly casting. Want to improve your fly fishing skills or become a Certified Casting Instructor? Visit Fly Fishers International.

Fly Casting 101: Fly Casting for Distance

How Do You Make Long Casts? Need help with fly fishing casting? Jeff Wagner demonstrates how to reach distant fish with a longer-than-normal cast. Want to improve your fly fishing skills or become a Certified Casting Instructor? Visit Fly Fishers International: https://flyfishersinternational.org

Fly Casting 101: How to Make a Curve Cast

How Do You Make a Curve Cast? Need help with fly fishing casting? Jeff Wagner demonstrates how to change planes while fly casting, and specifically how to make a curve cast. A curve cast enables an angler to place the line and leader on the water with an upstream curve, which helps to prevent drag and ensures that the first thing a fish will see on the...

Gear Review: Moonshine "Drifter" Fly Rod

No storied history quite yet, but Moonshine fly rods are clearly out to make their mark. Starting with the rod tube that features a raised, stitched logo – not a common sight on rod tubes these days. Zip open the top and you’ll find 5 rod sections. That isn’t a miscount, but rather an extra rod tip. Considering the price category that the Drifter...

How To: Fly Casting with Accuracy

How Do You Learn to Fly Cast with Accuracy? Need help with fly fishing casting? Bruce Richards, FFI Master Certified Casting Instructors demonstrates being able to consistently place the fly where you want it will result in a lot more fish being caught. Many trout hold in difficult lies, anglers who can hit them will catch fish others cannot. Want to...

How To: Fly Casting Loops

How Do You Form a Loop When Fly Casting? Need help with fly fishing casting? Jeff Wagner, FFI Master Certified Casting Instructor, demonstrates fly casting loops. When we cast, we form a “loop”, that is the U- shape of the line in the air. What that loop looks like has a big impact on how hard you have to cast, how far you can cast, and how accurate it...

How to Roll Cast | Fly Fishing 101

How Do I Roll Cast? Learning how to roll cast is often one of the first lessons for a beginning fly angler. It's a casting technique that anglers of all skill levels use on a routine basis. Even though it's easy to learn, the roll cast works in a variety of situations. Whether you need to avoid branches or snags on your back cast, or you're looking to land...

Bugling Elk and Uncommon Wisdom: Two Days at The School of Trout

John Juracek, former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, Montana, could easily pass for an ex-Marine.   He stands tall in a crowd of unkempt fly fishing experts.   And when he speaks, it's with a certain natural authority that folks of his kind seem born with. "All right," he intoned on a cool morning on the banks of what is by any measure...