Tag Archives: fly-casting tips

Top 5 Fly-Casting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Written by: Zach Matthews


Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Fly-casting is not easy. Like any skill worth knowing, casting expertise takes a long time to develop—in some cases years. The good news is that anglers pretty much make the same mistakes, and . . .

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Pro Tips: There is NO “Correct” Casting Style, So Find Your Own


Written by: Phil Monahan

There’s more than one way to achieve the gorgeous cast demonstrated by the late, great instructor Bill Cairns.

The idea that there is a single, “correct” casting motion is one of the great fallacies in fly fishing. Spend enough time at the casting pool at a consumer show, and you’ll see several big-name. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Make a Double Spey Cast with a Single- or Two-Handed Rod


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s another quick-and-dirty fly-casting video that I made with Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools. Previously, Pete demonstrated the Circle Spey cast, which is useful when . . .

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Pro Tip: How to Cast Heavy Streamers


Written by: Phil Monahan

Big, lead-eye streamers, such as Schultzy’s S3 Sculpin, require a different kind of casting.
Photo via orvis.com

Heavy flies present casters with several troubling problems. We are all taught that good casting means throwing nice, tight loops and that high line speed makes for longer, more accurate. . .

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