Limit False Casting to Improve Your Casting Stroke

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When we first start out fly fishing and we're still learning the mechanics of the casting stroke, it's very common for many of us to make excessive false casts in between our presentations. For some of us, excessive false casting is an excuse to impart...



Changing Your Mind About The Off Shoulder Spey Cast

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By Louis Cahill Most anglers, myself included, struggle with making a spey cast off their non-dominant side. As a right-handed caster, it has always felt unnatural for me to cast off my left shoulder. It’s almost the two-handed equivalent of casting left handed. Because it feels awkward,...



2 Hand Surf Casting Tips From Tim Rajeff: Video

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Surf fly-fishing is becoming more popular and with it a new style of 2 hand rods. Anglers fishing the surf with fly rods know all too well the fatigue that comes with repeatedly hucking a line a hundred feet int the ocean. To solve that problem...



Does Casting Technique Matter For Small Stream Trout Fishing?

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By Louis Cahill You can sure catch a lot of trout with no more than ten feet of fly line, but does that mean that casting doesn’t matter? I had this conversation recently. I was fishing a classic, pocket water stream with a friend and at some...



The 5 Essentials Of A Good Fly Cast Revisited

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Let’s take a minute to look at the 5 essentials of a good fly cast. I was giving a talk about saltwater fly fishing the other day when i mentioned the 5 essentials. I was shocked to find that no one in the crowd knew what...