How to Fly Fish: The Basic Cast

 

How to Fly Fish: The Basic Cast

 

In our previous videos, we’ve talked a lot about specific casting techniques, some of which are quite advanced, but we’ve never gone over the basic cast. In this installment of our ongoing series—featuring a cool new opening montage by director/editor Eric Weisledder—I run through the three keys to making good casts with a fly rod: smooth acceleration, stopping the rod, and keeping the rod tip tracking in a straight line.