Video Pro Tips: How to Set Up Your Fly Rod

So you’ve picked your fishing spot and parked the truck. Now it’s time to set up your fly rod for a day of fishing. This seems pretty basic, but there are actually a couple of tricks to make the process . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Make a Water Haul 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 water haul, which uses the water tension and the force of the current on your. . .

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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 Tuesday Tip: Fixing Tailing Loops

Welcome to our eighth installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” starring our own Peter Kutzer, who works at the Manchester, Vermont, Fly Fishing School. Reader “Phil A.” wrote, . . .

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Classic Video Tip: How to Make a Reach Cast

A reach cast allows you to reposition your line, upstream or downstream of the fly, before the line lands on the water. This comes in handy whenever you’re casting across the current, and. . .

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Video 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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