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...



It’s All In The Wrist

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If you're confused about how to use your wrist for a better fly cast, you're not alone. Plenty of anglers have been told not to use their wrist when they cast. The truth is, you cant make a good cast without using your wrist. It’s all...



Getting The Cast Going

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By Louis Cahill One of the hardest things for beginner fly anglers is getting the cast started. I was reminded of this the other day when fishing with a first-time angler. It’s easy for an experienced caster, who’s teaching someone, to launch right into the dynamics of...



Louis’s Saltwater Casting Drill

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There's no debate, practicing your casting makes you a more effective angler. But all practice is not created equal. Simply heading down to the park and hucking as much line as possible doesn't accomplish much. A while back we published a practice routine recommended by Tim...



7 Tips For Making Better Backhand Fly Casts

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Better Backhand Casting Is All In Your Head. If you are struggling to make a backhand cast, the problem is mental, not physical. I can't tell you how many anglers have told me they have a weak or poor backhand cast, or can't make one...