In the fifth installment of their 10-part series on how to fish a spinner fall, Dave and Amelia Jensen discuss casting techniques specific to presenting spinner patterns. Accuracy is key, so controlling your rod tip is important. Dave is also a big proponent of long leaders, which can be tough to cast quickly and accurately when the fish are close. Here, he demonstrates his technique for getting the fly off the water, making a single backcast, and then creating line speed for the presentation.
He also makes a point that I’ve never seen before: how your posture changes when you can’t see the fly and how that affects your casting motion. But, wait: there’s still much more to learn in this video. You might want to watch it a couple times.
- Episode I: How to Fish a Spinner Fall, Introduction
- Episode II: How to Fish a Spinner Fall: Set Up
- Episode III: Understanding Rise Forms During a Spinner Fall
- Episode IV: Fly Selection for a Spinner Fall
Watch for further installments of Master Class Monday every week here at Orvis News, in the Advanced Tactics playlist our You Tube Channel, and on the new Advanced section of our Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.