I get repeated questions about the differences between switch and Spey: people are often interested in two-handed fly fishing but not sure which set up they need. Even though I think I have . . .
This week, we had lots of great questions in the Fly Box because I have not done a podcast in a few weeks—so there were lots of good ones in my inbox. We talk about using the Non-Slip. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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.
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.
Here’s the next video in Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer’s series on getting started in fly fishing. Pete discusses one of the more contentious subjects in fly casting: whether or not there’s a . . .