Fly Casting

Which Hand Should You Reel With

In the latest video lesson put out by Orvis, Tom Rosenbauer goes into detail on how to decide which hand to reel with - your right or left. For beginning fly anglers, this is fantastic content. You can catch the entire video below. See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

Podcast: It Always Come Down to Casting

Dom Swentosky just put out this episode of his Troutbitten podcast, discussing why success always seems to come down to fly casting. As a decidedly average caster myself, I'll concur that Dom's right on this subject, as he usually is. You can listen to the podcast here.

Casting Tips: Forehand and Backhand

Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten, recently shared this great how-to piece on using forehand and backhand casts. Fly casting is the single most critical skill you need to be successful in fly fishing, and Dom's advice - along with a great instructional video - can help you improve your own casting. Read the story here.

Making an Effective Short Presentation

One of the most important skills an angler can hone is the ability to make accurate and effective short presentations. It's rare that you need effective casts at 60-plus feet; instead, you need to focus on casting effectively and efficiently to fish that are within traditional fishing distances. Louis Cahill has some great tips on this topic over at Gink...

Opinion: You Might Not Need a High-end Fly Rod

Steve Schwartz, over at The MeatEater, recently opined on why some anglers may not want - or need - a high-end fly rod. Schwartz's argument is interesting, and a viewpoint that I think deserves the full attention of the angling public. You can read it in full here.

FFI Online Fly Fishing Workshops: Week 2

Fly Fishers International is hosting another season of their online Fly Fishing Workshops, where you can hone your skills from home. This upcoming week's class features a presentation from Molly Semenik. She'll cover spey fishing, going over everything anglers need to know about this style of fly fishing. You can attend and add the event to your calendar...

Pro Tips: Advanced Mending Techniques

Derek Botchford and Steve Morrow, of Epic Waters Angling, put together this video and short article on advanced mending techniques. Their insight is solid, and should help you put more fish in the net the next time you're on the water. Give the entire tutorial a look here.

Fly Rod Weights, Action, Flex Explained

Steve Schwartz, over at The MeatEater, put together a great piece that goes in-depth on the questions of fly rod weights and actions. It's a good primer for anyone who's just getting started in the sport. You can read it here.

6 Tips for Longer Fly Casts

If you're trying to fine-tune your fly casting skills ahead of this year's spring fishing, then you've come to the right place. Steve Rajeff - a 14-time world champion fly caster - put this story together for Fly Fisherman Magazine which details his six tips for achieving longer fly casts. Read the story here.

Podcast: Orvis Podcast with Pete Kutzer

Tom Rosenbauer sat down with Pete Kutzer - one of fly fishing's best casting instructors - to talk about casting to difficult fish. With Pete's mastery of fly casting, and Tom's decades of experience, this podcast episode is a wealth of knowledge. Listen to it in full here.