Video Pro Tip: How to Make a Bow-and-Arrow Cast

The bow-and-arrow cast is an advanced, specialized cast for very specific angling situations. But just because a a cast is labeled “advanced” doesn’t mean that it’s difficult to master. The bow. . .

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Video: Joe Brooks on Casting Into the Wind

Here’s a great piece of film footage from the very first episode of the “American Sportsman” television show, shot in 1963, hosted by Curt Gowdy and featuring legendary angler Joe. . .

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Tuesday Tip from a 9-Year Old: How to Double Haul


Dawson may be just nine years old, but he can throw a fly line.

The double haul is a cast that every angler wants to master, but some people struggle with the concept, the timing, or the motion. (Or, of course, any combination of the three.) It’s no coincidence that Pete Kutzer’s. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Make a Water Haul 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 water haul, which uses the water tension and the force of the current on your line to load the rod. By loading the rod this way, you can make a quick, accurate upstream presentation without. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Use a Stripping Basket

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 use a stripping basket to help you make longer casts and control your fly line. I do a lot of striped-bass fishing, and the basket makes a. . .

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