Video Pro Tips: 3 Common Casting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Recently, our friends at Scientific Anglers have been producing an great series of casting-instruction videos hosted by two modern masters: Bruce Richards and Jeff Wagner. Richards was the longtime head fly-line designer for Scientific Anglers and is responsible for some of the major developments in fly-line technology over the past three decades. Wagner is an award-winning competition caster, a field editor for Fly Fusion, and he’s been a player in the outdoors industry for many years. (His wife, Kathleen, is also a decorated tournament caster. #5050onthewater)

In this video, Richards describes what he believes are the three most common casting errors: too much wrist, “creep,” and misapplication of power. What’s cool is that he explains the problem and then immediately shows you how to fix it.

Check out the entire series for tones of great tips from the simple Pick Up and Lay Down to the more advanced Double Haul.

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