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Smooth Operators of The Complete Cast

Lefty Kreh & Ed Jaworowski - March 20, 2018

Based on Chapter 9 of The Complete Cast, Ed Jaworowski and Bernard 'Lefty' Kreh give some insight on making the perfect fly cast.

Tips for Effectively Casting in Wind

Joe Mahler - December 05, 2017

Casting in wind is tough, and getting frustrated doesn't help. Take a deep breath, and think it through. Here's some expert advice for fishing windy days.

Swinging Wet Flies Downstream

Jonathan Wright - June 28, 2016

Swinging wet flies downstream to imitate emerging insects is something you'll want to be rigging for when circumstances dictate.

How To Fly Cast

Fly Fisherman - January 08, 2016

Casting a spinning rod and casting a fly rod and line share one major similarity: When the rod stops, the lure continues in the air. How To Fly Cast

Casting: Breaking the Wrist

Landon Mayer - January 15, 2015

Breaking your wrist prevents the rod tip from traveling in a straight plane, and can create tailing loops on the back and forward casting strokes.

Drag-Free Drift Casting

Joe Mahler - May 20, 2014

Drag-free drift casting is when the fly floats gently downstream without giving the trout any clue that it is attached to the leader and fly line.

Circle Reach Cast

Jim Dean - May 14, 2014

I call it the circle reach cast - and it's so simple and effective that you may find yourself using it more than you'd think.

Spey Casting

Tom Keer - July 01, 2011

The temperature at night was cold enough to ice the deck of my boat, and hot enough during the day to make me sweat. Spey casting beginnings.

Water Loaded Cast Video Tutorial

Ross Purnell, Editor - May 26, 2011

The water loaded cast is a very powerful cast that is good to use when you need to get your line out quickly. Does the water loaded cast work for you?

Fly Fishing Retrieve, Hop It And Drop It

John Barr - May 20, 2010

Illustration: Mark Smith Traditional streamer fishing for trout usually involves a sinking-tip

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