Pro Tip: How to Cast Heavy Streamers

Big, lead-eye streamers, such as Schultzy’s S3 Sculpin, require a different kind of casting.
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Heavy flies present casters with several troubling problems. We are all taught that good casting means throwing nice, tight loops and that high line speed makes for longer, more accurate. . .

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Video: How To Make a Raised, Cross-Body Reach Cast

When you find a trout holding tight to the same bank you’re on, the presentation can be difficult. Of course, you could head downstream, cross, and approach the fish from the opposite bank, but this is not always possible or . . .

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Video: How to Make Snap-T and Double Spey Casts

Here’s another great video from the redesigned Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center. Casting instructor Pete Kutzer teaches you two inportant casts you can make with a two-handed or single-handed fly rod. In fact, . . .

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Pro Tip: Three Tips for a Better Backcast

Written by: Tim Linehan

Keeping an eye on your backcast will help you ensure it’s straightening out correctly.

If you’re looking to improve your cast, start by perfecting your backcast. Here are three tips that will help you accomplish a better backcast and therefore, . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Cast in Heavy Wind

Written by: Peter Kutzer

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. . .

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