ChuckingFluff - Casting Clinic

Fly Casting with Crosswinds

Another major difficulty when fly fishing is dealing with the problem of crosswinds. These can cause havoc with your fly casts and can be very dangerous to yourself, your fishing buddies or guides. These winds can push a fly into your direction which could possibly...

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Fly Casting into Wind

One of the major problems you will encounter when fly fishing is having to cast into the wind. At times it is impossible to get away from it. Say you are on one side of the lake and the wind is coming directly towards you. It is almost impossible to get your cast...

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Distance Fly Casting Techniques

Do you struggle to get your flies out to trout that are showing just out of reach say about the 20-30 yard distance? If so you are not alone. I too was only able to make short casts that reached about twice the length of the rod away and struggled to get to those...

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Reach Mend Fly Casting

Have you ever went to the river to try and catch a timid trout only to spook it time and time again because you cannot get you fly to the target area without disturbance? Then this cast is what you need. Technically not a fly fishing cast but an aerial line mend the...

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Mending Fly Line to Control Speed

Have you been to a river with a fast pool knowing it holds fish but unable to catch them as your fly line flows through the pool far too quickly? Or have you been to a river when the pool you are fishing is way too slow and you find it difficult to put any life into...

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Shooting Head Fly Line Loading

Have you ever tried fishing with a shooting head fly line? It is different to normal weight forward fly casting in that there is extra weight set to the front on the line making it so the fly rod is already loaded and flexed without even having to put power into it....

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Fly Casting Practice Drills

How good are you at fly casting? Can you control your fly line and land you flies on a 1 foot target consistently. Can you change direction and cast to both left and right easily? If yes then congratulations you are a proficient fly caster and will have seen a marked...

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Switch Fly Fishing Cast

What is the switch fly cast? The switch cast  is somewhere in between the roll cast and single spey cast. It is believed by some that this is a new cast but fly anglers have been performing it for hundreds of years. Its just become more prominent now as fishing...

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Double Spey Fly Casting

  Have you gone to your favorite beat on a river to find the wind is howling downstream the direction you were intending to fish and realized you cannot fish that banking as you only know the overhead cast or single spey cast. Only knowing them means that would...

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Single Spey Fly Casting

When we mention the word spey anglers are immediately put into a different world when only gentlemen fly fished on the great rivers of Scotland namely the Dee, Tay and the Spey where the cast was originally developed. They would think of 15ft double handed Salmon fly...

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Snake Roll Fly Casting

Ever stood on a platform fishing for trout and with your cast directly out in front of you a trout shows to your left or right? As a beginner you only know the overhead cast so you can’t directly cast to it so you have to retrieve the fly line in by hand and start to...

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Double Haul Fly Casting Instruction

In our last post we discovered how to perform the single haul which can be either in the back cast or forward cast to improve casting distance or help in difficult windy conditions. Now we are going to take it one step further and put the two hauls into one cast to...

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Single Haul Fly Casting

Once you have mastered the basic fly overhead cast and the roll cast the next stage in the process is to learn how to add a haul to the cast to give it extra distance. This haul can be added in the back cast or the front cast, both will give extra load and line speed...

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Roll Cast Fly Fishing

Once you have gotten used to the basic overhead fly fishing cast the next one to work on is the roll cast. The roll cast has been a favorite of river anglers for many years as it allows you to cast out your flies without the need to perform the backward cast before...

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Fly Fishing Casting Basics

When people look at a skilled fly fishing angler they are usually amazed at how they are able to manipulate the fly line into tight loops and cast flies across a stretch of water to feeding fish. Most are put off learning the sport for fear of it being too hard to...

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