Video Pro Tips: There’s No “Right” Style of Fly Casting

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer’s series on getting started in fly fishing. Pete discusses one of the more contentious subjects in fly casting: whether or not there’s a “right” way to do it. Some folks will say, “You need to lock your wrist,” while others will maintain that a little wrist is necessary. And so on. But as Pete says, at the heart of any fly cast is a basic, simple thing: the rod must move and then stop. If you can accomplish smooth acceleration to a hard stop, then you can cast a fly rod, no matter what your wrist is doing. (But don’t try Pete’s behind-the-back trick on the water.)

One thought on “Video Pro Tips: There’s No “Right” Style of Fly Casting

  1. Martin

    Great tips!! So many professed techniques out there on how to cast it gets confusing. As usual you make great sense and simplify the cast. Thanks!


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