The Water Haul Cast – Slow Your Roll

Slow your roll during a water haul cast for a better presentation. Photo Louis Cahill I love it for a few reasons. First, because it allows you to make a presentation without false casting over the fish. This is done by you using the water and fly line to load your...

How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I’m pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break out a fresh leader and...

Choosing a Fly Rod is Like Choosing a Guitar

Little G Weevil with his 1940 Kay Photo by Louis Cahill “Who are those $850 fly rods for? If the experts don’t need them and the beginners can’t appreciate them, who needs them?” If you follow G&G on Facebook then you probably know about my love of old school...

Video: Correcting Common Casting Mistakes

Pete Kutzer, over at Orvis, hits another home run with this fantastic video on how to correct common casting mistakes. Excellent casting in the single-most important skill you can have as a fly angler, and Pete’s video will help you hone that skill to perfection....