Video: How to Cast in the Wind

There are lots of theories about the best way to make accurate fly casts in the wind, and there’s also a bit of old-wives’-tale balderdash you need to avoid (such as “casting under the wind”). In this video, Capt. Chris Myers makes the point that the . . .

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Podcast: Casts for Difficult Trout, with Pete Kutzer

This week, my guest is Orvis casting guru Pete Kutzer, and we talk about casts for difficult trout. Often you don’t need great casting skills or special casts to catch trout, but there are times when a little razzle-dazzle will make the difference. Pete talks about . . .

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5 Homemade Targets to Improve Your Casting Skills

Whether they’re warming up for a big destination trip or just keeping skills sharp during the off-season, every fly angler needs casting practice. So the next time you’re out waving a fly rod around on dry land, try setting up targets that will test your . . .

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Video: One Tip to Improve Your Double-Haul Cast

Once an angler has learned the basic cast and how to shoot line, the next step is mastering the double haul, which helps to generate more line speed and allows for longer casts. Most casters have no problem with . . .

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Video: How To Make a Raised, Cross-Body Reach Cast

When you find a trout holding tight to the same bank you’re on, the presentation can be difficult. Of course, you could head downstream, cross, and approach the fish from the opposite bank, but this is not always possible or . . .

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