“It is not easy to tell one how to cast. The art must be acquired by practice.”
i’ll add that a combination of proper explanations with proper demonstrations and continued practice will make it all work a lot better, a lot easier and a lot faster.
by IFFF-Board of Governors Bill Gammel, here’s one of the most important articles on fly casting there is.
this text and it’s accompanying diagrams are a ‘go to’ and ‘go back to’ reference for just about all my needs, whether for my own understanding and research of all the different variables of casting or for helping others progress. this is the hard-core meat and potatoes of fly casting that every fly fisher will greatly benefit from. it’s as good as it gets and one to bookmark for future reference.
click the image above for the complete article on, enjoy !