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Tag: casting

Meet Winners of the National Fly Casting Competition

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was recently host to the annual National Fly Casting Competition in Bozeman, Montana. The event took place on Friday, July 26, 2019 on the campus of Montana State University during the Fly Fishers International Expo. “A total of 27 PHWFF disabled veteran participants competed in two separate brackets for the finals in...

New Fly Fishing Gear from Scientific Anglers: July 2019

Just Out from Scientific Anglers NEW Sonar Musky Blind casting big flies requires a line that will allow you to do it efficiently and effectively all day long. The new Sonar Musky fly line does just that! With a 30' type 5 sinking head the largest bucktails will get down and stay down on the strip. The slightly larger running line diameter makes the line...

Ten Casting Tips

When it comes to casting, technique always trumps power. In in this article, Louis Cahill details 10 tips for improving your fly casting stroke. Via Gink & Gasoline.

How to Fish a Dry Fly Downstream

Simon Gawesworth explains how to fish a dry fly in a river downstream. Most anglers fish a dry fly to trout by casting upstream, but the downstream dry fly can give anglers a great edge when it comes to catching a particularly wary trout. Simon shows how to get an effective presentation of a dry fly to a rising fish when cast downstream, and also explains...

Introduction to Two-Handed Casting

An excellent introduction to two-handed casting, including discussion of grip, stance, roll casting and switch casting, forming anchors and D-loops, spey casting and shooting line.

Fly Line Review: RIO Skagit Max GameChanger

RIO's new InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger is a multiple-density Skagit head that excels at turning over big flies and sink tips. Its seamless integrated densities avoid the hinging and kicking that can occur when casting sink tips, ensuring a smooth, efficient cast. This design will also give you an improved fishing presentation as it will have a much...

Spey-O-Rama 2019

The 16th Annual Jimmy Green World Championship of Spey Casting will be held Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, 2019, at the world-renowned casting ponds in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This event is open to the public and admittance is free. In addition to the best Spey casters from a variety of countries competing in distance casting...

Fly Casting: Accuracy

Fly fishing casting expert Bruce Richards talks about loop formation, casting arcs, and accuracy.

Christopher Rownes | Passion for Movement

Marcus Sies produced this remarkable film about fly casting instructor Christopher Rownes, who as a professional dancer discovered how human movement can reveal a passion for timing and grace. Rownes is currently a sales manager for Guideline. "If there is one thing that didn’t change in the life of Christopher Rownes, it’s his fascination for the...

Fly Rod Review: Redington "Butter Stick"

I enjoyed fishing the Redington Butter Stick a little bit too much. At one point, this crazy thought crossed my mind: why are you even bothering with graphite at all? Fortunately, the logical side of my brain kicked into action and shut that thought down. For those who have never handled a fiberglass rod, I urge you to do so – at least occasionally. The...