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Fly Casting

Can You Tell a Good Cast From a Bad One?

Todd Tanner tackles a subject that's a bit tricky in a recent story over at Hatch Magazine. In it, Tanner discusses whether you can tell a bad cast from a good one. You can read all of his thoughts here.

Fly Casting Over Time

This is a fun piece in Hatch Magazine by John Juracek. It takes a look back at whether the fundamentals of fly casting have changed over the years. Read the story in full here.

Should You Cast Less Accurately?

John Juracek poses an interesting question in his latest piece for Hatch Magazine: is there ever a circumstance wherein you should try to cast less accurately? Juracek makes the argument for that in an interesting way. You can read his take here.

Spey Fishing Tips for Beginners

I've never spey fished, but it's on the list of things to learn (once I have the time, a commodity on which I feel ironically short at the moment). Reading this piece from Carter Reschke over at Fly Lords makes me think I might actually get the hang of spey fishing. He lays out, simply, four tips for beginning spey anglers. Give it a read here.

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.

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.

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...