Pro Tip: Getting the Most out of Roll Casts

Roll casts are a very important tool to have in your casting arsenal. Aside from being one of my personal favorite casts, the roll cast is one of the most used casts and a great skill to practice at home. The three most common reasons. . .

Read More

Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach Yourself to Double Haul


Turning the cast on its side allows you to watch every step of the process.

Even if you understand the concept and the mechanics behind double-hauling, teaching yourself to do it can be difficult because it’s difficult to watch yourself while you cast to see what you’re . . .

Read More

Pro Tips: How to Practice at Home for Fishing

Welcome to a new series of how-to posts called “Home School with Pete Kutzer.” Given the current circumstances, most of us are spending more time than usual at home. If you’re like us, you may find some solace in thinking about adventures to come . . .

Read More

Video: How to Cast Large or Heavy Flies

Many anglers find that their casting technique goes to pieces when they tie on a heavy streamer or large bass bug. In this great clip from “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing,” Orvis casting instructor . . .

Read More

Top 5 Fly-Casting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Written by: Zach Matthews


Knowing how to cast is important, but so is knowing when to stop casting and start fishing.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Fly-casting is not easy. Like any skill worth knowing, casting expertise takes a long time to develop—in some cases years. The good news is that anglers pretty much make the same mistakes, and . . .

Read More

Pro Tip: How to Cast Heavy Streamers


Big, lead-eye streamers, such as Schultzy’s S3 Sculpin, require a different kind of casting.
Photo via orvis.com

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. . .

Read More