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Tag: fly casting

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.

Orvis Pro Tips: A Good Downstream Drift

Orvis' pro tips are among some of the best instructional writing on fly fishing that the angling community has access to. And in this recent piece written by Phil Monahan, we're treated to an in-depth look at how to achieve a good downstream drift. You can watch the video below and read the entirety of Monahan's post here.

5 Tips for Casting to Rising Trout

At this point in the year, the trout in our heavily-trafficked waters are much more suspicious than they were two months ago. On Tuesday, I floated the Green River in Utah, in the middle of a pretty good caddis and yellow sally hatch. The fish that rose to my dry fly did so timidly, as if they were scared of getting caught. I suspect it's this way on a lot...

How to Do the Hauling Tuck Cast

George Daniel, a contributing editor over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, just put out a new video showing anglers how to complete the hauling tuck cast. This technique is meant to help your flies hit the water at a steeper angle, thereby increasing how quickly they end up in a trout's strike zone. Watch the video here.

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...

Tips for Effectively Casting Into the Wind

I don't know about you, but it feels like it's been windier than normal here in my corner of the Rocky Mountains this year. That's why this piece from Fly Fisherman Magazine is so apropos. If you struggle casting into the wind, or just want to improve your existing skill set, then I'd recommend reading through this article.

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...

Winston's Joan Wulff Instructional Videos

While waiting for the rivers to open, it’s time to shift from binge-watching for a few minutes to freshen up your casting skills and learn from perhaps the greatest tournament caster and fly casting instructor of all time: Joan Wulff. Joan suggests that you safely follow along with the butt section of your fly rod as you watch the movies. Watch the...

Fly Fishing in the Wind

Wind is the fly angler's most interminable foe. A strong gust can blow bugs off the water, prematurely ending an otherwise graceful hatch. But that doesn't mean the fishing should stop. That's why this article, released last week over at Meat Eater, is a must-read as we head into the blustery spring fishing season. Read through all of Ryan Sparks' tips on...

How to Water Haul

There are tons of different ways to cast a fly rod, and I'm a firm believer in learning as many as possible. You can't have too many tools in your arsenal, after all. This great video from Pete Kutzer over at Orvis is a must-watch as you prep for the spring season!