Pro Tips: How to Avoid Casting “Creep”

Welcome to another installment of "Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor," in which we answer readers' questions about their biggest fly-casting problems. Reader Marc asked for help with this: . . .
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Video Pro Tips: How to Pick Up a Long Line Off the Water

Here's a great video trip from Capt. Bruce Chard of Gink & Gasoline, who demonstrates a simple method for picking up a long line to recast. The two problems that a caster has to deal with are . . .
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Videos: Fly-Casting Lessons from an Aussie Master

Peter Morse is among Australia's most well-known fly fishers, having once hosted a popular TV show about the sport. Although we've never met, he and I have been . . .
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Pro Tip: The ONE Thing You Can Do to Become a Better Fly Fisherman in the New Year

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
You don't have to cast as well as the late, great instructor Bill Cairns. . . but it sure wouldn't hurt.
A year has ended and a new one begins. Like most people, I look back and reflect on what the previous year has taught me or what insights I might have gleaned from all my time guiding. I . . .
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Classic Video Tip: How to Make a Serpentine Cast

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 make a serpentine cast, a slack-line presentation which. . .
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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Teach Kids to Fly Cast

We hope a lot kids receive new fly rods during the holidays this year, but that means someone has to teach these youngsters to cast. One sure way to discourage a young would-be fly caster, . . .
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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 . . .
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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. . .
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