Video Pro Tips: Why and How to Practice Fly Casting

A couple years ago, the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a new series about fly casting. In the latest episode, Brian Flechsig talks about one of the most important things you can do to become a better caster: practice. Every time you ask a professional guide what the one thing clients can do to get more out of their day on the water, the guide says the same thing–practice your casting before the trip.

So, how, exactly, do you practice fly casting? Flechsig explains the three things you should look for and then offers several methods for improving your casting motion, loops, and timing.

2 thoughts on “Video Pro Tips: Why and How to Practice Fly Casting”

  1. Excellent basic instructions. I am an intermediate fly angler working on advanced though my last fishing trip sent me back to school for remediation. Got a Lefty story about casting: Norm Zeigler told this to me: his friend was fishing with another friend and Lefty. Lefty asked his friend if he “ever looked at his back cast.” The guy said “no,” and Lefty replied, “If my back cast looked like that I wouldn’t look at it either!” Point taken. Rocking those Manley Pliers-so old school! I have a pair too in a leather holster… keep up the great videos!

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