Video: Roll Casting for Accuracy and Distance

[Editor’s Note: I’m traveling to Montana today for the 2013 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula. Here’s a classic Pete Kutzer video on the roll cast to help you brush up on your skills for the new season.]

Welcome to our second installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” starring our own Peter Kutzer. A few weeks ago, we asked you to post some questions about your biggest casting problems. Reader “Jeff M.” wrote, “What mechanics do you use to increase distance and accuracy with a roll cast?” In this video, Peter demonstrates how to achieve better accuracy with a standard roll cast and how to cast farther using a dynamic roll cast.

We’ll choose one question a week to be answered by Peter, who has worked at the Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School since 2002. A native of southern Vermont, Peter has been a fisherman all his life, and he has a degree in outdoor education from Johnson State College. He’s also a seriously good caster, and during his years working for Orvis he has seen it all.

So let us help you become a better caster. Ask away!

Pete Kutzer

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