Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to cast in windy conditions. Before we proceed, a word of caution: Whenever there’s any kind of wind, your first priority should always be. . .
Fly fishermen are masters of euphemism when it comes to tangled leaders. “Oh, look. I’ve got a wind knot,” an angler will say on the even the most flat-calm day. Sorry, my friend, but the wind had nothing to do with that knot, which was surely caused by. . .
As a general rule, the distance between indicator and fly should be 1.5 times the water depth. Photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer
As hatches become fewer and farther between in the fall, most anglers will be fishing with subsurface nymphs or streamers. When you can’t see your fly, detecting strikes can be the difference between. . .
Here’s the latest video in our series featuring Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, in which he demonstrates proper form for making an accurate roll cast. Two of the keys are to pause long . . .