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
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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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 . . .
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Pro Tips: How (and Why) to Make a Single-Hand Snake Roll Cast

Welcome to another installment of “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor,” with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a single-hand snake roll cast. Although you may have. . .
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Pro Tips: There is NO “Correct” Casting Style, So Find Your Own

There's more than one way to achieve the gorgeous cast demonstrated by the late, great instructor Bill Cairns.
The idea that there is a single, “correct” casting motion is one of the great fallacies in fly fishing. Spend enough time at the casting pool at a consumer show, and you’ll see several big-name. . .
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Video Pro Tips: How to Skagit-Cast with a Single-Hand Rod

Those anglers who fish almost exclusively with single-hand rods might feel a little left out when discussions turn to Spey and Skagit casts, but that shouldn't be the case. In this great video, . . .
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