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...

Presenting A Fly With Your Back Cast Is Like Being Ambidextrous

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LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT I THINK IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-RATED SALTWATER FLY CASTS. THE BACK CAST PRESENTATION. Imagine being ambidextrous and never having to worry about what direction the wind is blowing. That's what a back cast presentation can do for you. Using your...

Three Tips for Casting in the Wind

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By Bruce Chard WHEN YOU'RE FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS WIND. Saltwater fly fishing demands your A-game. Your presentations have to be spot on and when the wind is howling, it will test your angling mettle. If you're new to the game, it's intimidating...

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...