How to Fly Fish: Techniques for learning the basic cast

learning-how-to fly-fish-basic-casting-techniquesFor beginners it can get overwhelming when learning how to finesse the line to get it to drop right in the perfect spot. I have had instructors and guides impress me with their knowledge of complex double, false and spectacular casts and then begin to explain to me how to accomplish them. I thoroughly enjoy those lessons but I have noticed that when I see a large brooke or rainbow trout that is begging to be engaged that I revert back to a basic cast technique to hit my target. You may have only one shot to place your fly in the right path and attempting an complex cast isn’t going to impress the fish at all. I recommend for beginners and seasoned fly fishers to “dance with the one that brung ya.”

I have watched countless hours of videos and tutorials in pursuit of combining knowledge and a lifetime of patience to the craft of fly fishing and some of the best instructional videos I have found have been from Pete Kutzer from the Orvis Fly Fishing School. I have found that he has a relaxed manner and breaks down what you need to know into digestible steps and instead of me attempting to create a video, I would prefer to share what I feel is the best information out there and let the experts do the talking.

How to Fly Fish: Techniques for learning the basic cast

If you would like to see an entire video series on the basics of learning how to fly fish with Pete Kutzer and Tom Rosenbauer (who is one of the most respected names in this sport and an amazing person) check out their video series here.

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