Roll Casting for Accuracy and Distance

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”

  1. 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?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *