Pro Tips: Simple Keys to Casting in the Wind

Last week, I hosted Orvis Week at Swain’s Cay Lodge in The Bahamas, where the fishing was great, but several days required the anglers to deal with a stiff wind. Of course, Bahamian guides are accustomed to dealing with this problem–finding leeward . . .

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Classic Video Pro Tips: The 5 Essentials of Fly Casting

New Zealand-based On the Fly Productions—husband-and-wife team Carl McNeil and Jeanie Ackley—released “Casts that Catch Fish” quite a few years ago, fundamentally changing the way we look at casting videos. Carl’s brilliant technique and Jeanie’s . . .

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Video: How to Cast Nymphs and Wet Flies

This time of year, when you’re often fishing with heavy nymph rigs, casting can become a problem. If you don’t adjust your technique, you can end up with some nasty tangles. In this great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, Pete . . .

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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: How to Cast in the Wind

Here’s a helpful how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, all about the fly-caster’s nemesis—the wind. How many times have you been frustrated by wind that won’t allow you to put your fly where you want it to go, or even worse, wind that . . .

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Pro Tip: How to Cast Heavy Streamers

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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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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