This is fly casting at its most basic level and fundamentals. When learning how to cast, it’s important start with good habits. There are three keys to making good casts, beginning with a smooth acceleration, stopping the rod at the right time, and keeping the rod tip tracking in a straight line as you move it. See how ORVIS casting instructor Pete Kutzer explains and demonstrates these basic ideas of making a fly cast.

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