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. . .

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Video Pro Tips: Casting Lessons from Master Instructors

Our friends at Scientific Anglers have produced an excellent series of casting-instruction videos hosted by two modern masters: Bruce Richards and Jeff Wagner. Richards was the longtime head fly-line designer for Scientific Anglers and is responsible . . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Teach Kids to Fly Cast

e hope that many fly fishers are making good use of time at home to teach a youngster to cast. One sure way to discourage a young would-be fly caster, though, is to get bogged down in discussions of rod action, loading and unloading, and the, . . .

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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 . . .

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Classic Video Tuesday Tip: Using Different Casting Angles

Welcome to another installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” starring our own Peter Kutzer, who works at the Manchester, Vermont, Fly Fishing School. In the video below, he answers a question from blog reader “griffjc,” who wrote, . . .

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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 . . .

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