Fly Casting

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Fly Casting Terms
The Five Essentials of Fly Casting
Making Adjustments on the Fly
The Foundation Casting Stroke
The Sexyloops Fly Casting Model
Fly Casting: Casting Mechanics, What Do We Need To Know ?
The Six-Steps Teaching Method
The Rod and the Cast
Casting by Hand
Casting Basics: Instructor Demo Video Sabah, Malaysia
Throw Away your Watch !

Cast Analysis

Analysing Straight Line Rod Tip Path and Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist Paths during the Stroke
How straight is Straight Line Path ?
the Sexy Loop
Hand Casting and Loop Propagation
Distance Fly Casting: Two very different styles
Better not stop !
The lowdown on Tailing Loops

Tailing Loop: a visual explanation
What does a Tailing Loop look like ?
Tailing Loops, those Oh-So Mysterious Creatures !


Explaining the Double Haul
Getting on the Right Track

Fly Casting Grip Styles: The Index on Top
Thoughts on the Drift, Rotary and Parallel
Some thoughts on Instruction and Descriptions from Mel Krieger  part 1
The Pull Through  part 2
The Three-Point Grip
LOco WriSt !!!
Pushing and Pulling
Joan and her sponge
Tips for fly casting in the wind
Bouncy-bouncy, boing-boing !
Lefty Kreh has Aids
An Experiment in Teaching Fly Casting  (Double-Haul)
A Quick Cast
Casting with Big’Uns
Horizontal climbing loops
Relaxed Fly Casting
Turbo-Charged Fly Casting !
Shooting line management
Managing running line
Tenkara casting techniques
Fly Casting Accuracy with Simon Zarifeh

A little more on the Double Haul

Presentation Casts

Bucket Ca(s)t
DownStream Dry Fly
The Cunning Ling cast
Tuck That !
Pussy Galore and thoughts on Presentation Cast Accuracy
A Presentation Cast (the Pull-Back Slack)
the Bow and Arrow cast
jiggle it baby !
Simple Curve Casts
the Snap-Snatch cast
Lobbing it with Jim
Getting more action out of your flies through line control

Roll Casting and Speys

Backslash, backslash, backslash, backslash, backslash, forward slash !
The Anchor does Not load the rod
Spey Casting: Anchor/D-Loop Location and Angle and how it affects casting efficiency
Shared Mechanics Concepts between Overhead and Spey Casts
The Double Spey
Snap-Lift Switch Cast Sequence
Spey Casting from the angler’s Point of View
a Spey cast for dry flies
Spey Casting: the Snap-Slip-Spey
the Snake Roll Cast
a Roll Cast tool
Hand path dynamics, double hand rod
Single Handed Rod Spey Casting Session
the Voodoo Cast
Oliver Edwards demonstrates the Snap Roll Cast
the Climbing Curve
the AnchorSwitch
the Dry Fly Spey
Jim’s Reversed Spey
Ambidextrous Double Hand Casting
Rod Cam: a medley of Spey casts from the butt’s perspective
More on the Snake Roll

Body and Mind

Poetry, Grace, Fluidity and the S.R.B.
How to Lose your Flies in Trees
Fly Fishing and Fly Casting: a Zen Approach
Fly Casting Accuracy: Think Small
The next Level ?
The No Casters

Jean Dujardin never turned around.
“DON’T look at the branch” !!!
Boring Poetry
Turn Around !
How to be a happier fly casting instructor.
Colourful Spaghetti For Dual Personalities
Mental preparation
Blooper Loops
Muscle Memory, Chocolate, Marital Sex and Fly Casting Games
No left, No right. fly casting with the non-dominant hand
Hi, I’m Stanley and I’ll be shattering your dreams today
Tournament Casting and the Proper Equipment
Hearing the Cast
Dual personalities psychedelically hauled and non-hauled


Bruce Richards helps prepare the IFFF Certified Casting Instructor Certification
Controlling Casting Stroke Force
Practice with a purpose
Santa’s Underpowered Curve
Fly Casting Practice Drills and Tips
Casting Practice and Stance
Fly Casting: Back Cast Training
have Fronton, will cast
Craig’s Bottle Rockets
the Vertical Hoop drill

The Fly Rod

” The definition of a fly rod – an antenna which transmits peace, tranquility, excitement, fellow-ship, and most of all, an awareness and appreciation for the outdoors ”
Bendy vs Stiffy: a study of fly rod action and casting mechanics
Sensorsex Test with Two Sensors
Measuring Fly Rod “Swingweight”
It’s not what you have, it’s how you use it.
Rod Cam: a medley of Spey casts from the rod’s perspective
Gary Loomis on Rod Construction and Breakage

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