Fly Casting: Practice Makes Permanent!

Fly Casting: Practice Makes Permanent!

Fly Casting

Louis Cahill Photography

For sure you have heard the saying "Practice Makes Perfect".  Well I think when we are talking about salt water fly fishing/casting "Practice Makes Permanent"!

The more you put into anything the more you will get out of it.  Nothing could be truer when talking about fly fishing the salt water flats.  Often Mother Nature will leave you head down and very humbled.


Usually the anglers casting ability more than anything else is to blame.  This is easy to fix.  Just practice!  A lot! The more the better!


Many times anglers will return to their favorite bonefishing lodge a year later with the same leader on their reel that they used last year.  This means the odds of this angler practicing for this trip are low.


No one cares how you cast or how many fish you catch other then you.  So if you are happy with your fishing trip every year then great!  Those of you who want to gain as much experience as you can and try to take advantage of as many shots as you can then practicing your casting and fishing as much as possible will get you to that level!

 Here are some killer casting videos to check out!

Recommended for You

Here are step-by-step instructions for tying the Strong Arm Merkin fly. Fly Tying

Tying the Strong Arm Merkin

David W. Skok - July 09, 2019

Here are step-by-step instructions for tying the Strong Arm Merkin fly.

How an Atlanta craft brewery is helping to save Georgia's most important trout stream. United States

Saving the Chattahoochee River

Ross Purnell - April 23, 2019

How an Atlanta craft brewery is helping to save Georgia's most important trout stream.

American Rivers today released its annual list of America's Most Endangered Rivers, identifying ten rivers facing imminent threats. News

2019 Most Endangered Rivers

Fly Fisherman - April 16, 2019

American Rivers today released its annual list of America's Most Endangered Rivers,...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

Attack of the Bass continues as Breaking the Surface attacks bass with fly and lure 12:30pm ET Sunday, April 17th.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Master fly tier Charlie Craven discuss the tools and materials needed to tie the Black Beauty.

Fly Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia

Fly Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia

Finding giant Mongolia taimen and a state of enlightenment.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Read about Colorado's backcountry fly fishing in United States

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado

Steven B. Schweitzer - May 03, 2016

Read about Colorado's backcountry fly fishing in " Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado."

Golden riches in Wyoming's high-country heaven of the Wind River Range. United States

Wind River Range Wyoming

Greg Thomas - July 27, 2015

Golden riches in Wyoming's high-country heaven of the Wind River Range.

American River California United States

American River California

MIchael Wier - March 23, 2017

American River California

See More Stories

More Learn

Fifteen minutes of practice every day over the course of a summer or fall season can make you an excellent caster. Casting

Simple Steps to Deliver Your Fly to the Fish

FFM Staff | Photography by Jay Nichols

Fifteen minutes of practice every day over the course of a summer or fall season can make you...

A streamer that moves like a champ Fly Tying

Swim Coach Streamer

Charlie Craven - October 01, 2019

A streamer that moves like a champ

Locating fish is the first step to a successful outing. Beginners

Reading the Water: 12 Locations That Hold Trout & Bass

Ross Purnell

Locating fish is the first step to a successful outing.

See More Learn

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.