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!
10 thoughts on “Roll Casting for Accuracy and Distance”
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Is it possible to use roll cast when you are fishing from a boat on saltwater and you need to put your fly quickly in front of a fish to you just spotted?
Pete Kutzer’s got a great style about him.
Someday it’d be fun to get back east and meet the guy.
And hopefully my casting does his instruction justice.
Maybe it’d be best just to catch him at a trade show.
Lest I embarrass myself.
But practicing on the water would be easier with a new pair of waders.
I’m enjoying my convertible waders, but the new silver sonic guide waders look pretty sweet.
Surely they’ll be even more durable than my convertible ones (which have yet to leak).