Shooting Line In The Backcast Is A Skill Every Fly Angler Needs

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THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS IN A FLY CAST. There's a lot of talk about the double haul and the tight loop, and there should be, they are hugely important skills that every angler should practice. It always surprises me, however, how many experienced...

Make Better Roll Cast: Video

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It isn’t flashy, but a good roll cast will catch you a lot of fish you might otherwise miss. Roll casting is an essential skill for any angler, especially those targeting trout. Many of the mountain streams where trout live have little room for a backcast....

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...

Spey Casting With The Non-Dominant Hand on Top

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By Jeff Hickman SOMETIMES YOU LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE COMPLEETLY BY ACCIDENT. Last Summer I was on the phone with a good friend and regular client catching up. He was bummed to not be able to fish during his favorite Fall season due to a major shoulder surgery...

The Water Haul Cast – Slow Your Roll

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The water haul cast is phenomenal for fly fishing small trout streams. I love it for a few reasons. First, because it allows you to make a presentation without false casting over the fish. This is done by you using the water and fly line...