Video: Pete Kutzer Meets a Monster on the Louisiana Marsh


Written by: Phil Monahan

While I was flipping through some of my old photos, I stumbled across a cool video from a trip I took to the Louisiana marsh in October 2011. Unfortunately, the quality of the video isn’t that good, and it cuts out after only a minute due to a camera fail. But I thought you might enjoy it, since it is not your average catch on a fly rod. I have caught longnose gar using rope flies, but I had never even seen. . .

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Tuesday Tip: The Basics of the Double Haul, with Pete Kutzer


Written by: Phil Monahan

The double haul is probably one of the more misunderstood casts in all of fly fishing, in two ways. First, many anglers believe that the double haul is too difficult to learn, that it requires some mystical timing-and-coordination combination that they’ll never master. In reality, the double haul is easy once you understand the. . .

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Video: 7 Seconds of Pete Kutzer Spey Casting


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis product developer Shawn Combs came over to my desk yesterday and said, “You gotta see this cool little video. It looks like Pete has a magnet attached to his finger.” Shawn and Pete had been out on the river testing some super-secret prototypes, and Shawn captured the above clip on his iPhone. I can only dream of the day when one of my two-handed casts ends like that. I hate that guy.

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Video: Peter Kutzer Casting Tricks for the Kids


Written by: Phil Monahan

Peter Kutzer may not have won the casting competition in Salt Lake City, but he had a great time teaching kids about fly casting. Here he is in a shaky iPhone video showing off his stuff on the casting pool, casting 65 feet from his knees and then from his back! It’s proof that you don’t have to be tall to cast long distances. It’s all about the casting stroke and the timing. Don’t try this at home without a spotter.

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Video Pro Tips: How to Make Your First Cast on the Water


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer’s series on getting started in fly fishing. Once you’ve set up your fly rod for a day of fishing, you need to get some line out in front of you, . . .

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