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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Tuesday Tip: How to Make Long Casts Without Hauling

Here's the Latest video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer's series on getting started in fly fishing. Every fly caster wants to be able to cast farther, but many struggle with the double . . .

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Pro Tip: Rod Action is Really Rod-and-Line Action


A well-matched rod and line will easily throw a tight loop.
Photo courtesy Orvis Fly Fishing School

Fly rods come in a variety of "actions," from slow to super-fast. As we have written about before, the action of a rod is determined by a variety of factors, such as materials, taper, and hardware. But . . .

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Pro Tip: The ONE Thing You Can Do to Become a Better Fly Fisherman in the New Year

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


You don't have to cast as well as the late, great instructor Bill Cairns. . . but it sure wouldn't hurt.

A year has ended and a new one begins. Like most people, I look back and reflect on what the previous year has taught me or what insights I might have gleaned from all my time guiding. I . . .

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