A Powerful Fly Cast Is All In The Thumb

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PICTURE YOURSELF GRASPING A BROOMSTICK AND DRIVING IN A TACK WITH YOUR THUMB. I get the opportunity to work with a lot of anglers who are making the transition from freshwater fly fishing to saltwater. Not surprisingly, most of them struggle with generating the casting power...



Muscle Tension in the fly Cast: Video

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You can’t make a good fly cast if you are tense, but muscle tension is necessary, at the right time. Do you squeeze the grip of the fly rod when you cast? At some point, you should be. I’ve seen a lot of casters who use...



Slow Cast Fly Casting Drill

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Great timing is the hallmark of a good fly cast. Timing is everything, well, pretty close anyway when it comes to casting a fly rod. Plenty of anglers struggle with their timing, often without knowing it’s their timing that’s off. Poor timing robs your cast of...



Quiet Fly Line Pickup, 2 ways: Video

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By Louis Cahill Here are two ways to pick up your fly line and make a cast without spooking fish. Quiet line pickup is an important skill for fly anglers after any species, but it’s never more important than when bonefishing. Their spooky nature may be the...



Power Your Fly Cast In The Wind: Video

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When casting a fly rod in the wind, technique always trumps power. I work with a lot of anglers who struggle to make a good cast in the wind. It’s primarily a mental challenge. Wind has a way of getting into your head. It can quickly...