Casting Techniques

A fishing buddy of mine reminded me the other day that there is a difference between going fishing and going fish catching. We are on occasion participants in the first activity rather than the second. That’s OK too. We enjoy each other’s company.

But if you want to go fish catching you need to know what’s most important to do. Bumcast of Swift Fly Fishing makes an excellent point that it’s not so much the fly you use as the way the fly behaves in the water. Accordingly, you need to know what cast and mend to use for the conditions.

Watch these excellent, succinct, casting, videos or visit for their Casts That Catch Fish DVD.

Click any of the Links below to learn more.

Introduction to Slack Line Casts (The philosophy of good casting)

Roll Cast

Parachute or Pile Cast

Wiggle Cast

The Reach Cast (Reach Mend)

Aerial Mend

Curve Cast

The Tuck Cast

Casting in the Wind

Double Haul Cast

Bill Gammel’s Fly Casting Essentials:

Fly Casting Skills Essential #1, Eliminate Slack Line

Fly Casting Skills Essential #2, Timing

Fly Casting Skills Essential #3, The Casting Arc

Fly Casting Skills Essential #4 Power Application

Fly Casting Skills Essential #5, Large loop, Small Loop, Straight Line Path of the Rod Tip

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