Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 183 reviews
181 of 183 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great fun -
By: ColonelPutt from Redditch UK
This thing is fun, fun, fun, great for casting practice, great for teaching the Grandson how to cast, it’s just fun to play with…
Great fun learning tool -
By: Bigcabezon from Santa Cruz, CA
This is the second Practicaster I have purchased.The first was for a friend who loved it. This one is for my granddaughter (4 years old) to learn the basics of casting. She was casting a fair line in just one hour. She will be trout fishing with me this summer. Can't wait.
By: Oldpjs from Massachusetts
The orvis practicaster is a great toy for working on your casting stroke. Nicely priced, and quick setup make this easy to use anywhere and anytime you feel like throwing some tight loops. Also, great for teaching first time fly casters like my kids.
Simplest but most useful to learn -
By: swilcanbridge from Yokohama, Japan
This device is simple but most useful for beginners to learn the theory of casting fly rod. As this doesn't require the large space, You can use it even at your home. I am happy for what I paid even by importing from U.S.A.
Drive your cat crazy! -
By: YukonKid from Fairbanks, Alaska
Everything it says it to be! Great rod for practice casting. Only complaint is that there should be a lot more line as this rod shoots line like a dream. I guess that there would need to be some kind of reel if it had more line, Lots of fun!
Extremely Helpful -
By: bowtiefishing from Portland, OR
This has been a wonderful practice tool for my casting. I have been able to practice during lunch breaks at work and even in my own living room. It is easy to use and has helped me focus on placement and presentation. I have been able to see the improvement each time I hit the river! Thanks so much Orvis!
By: slomo from Jefferson City, MO
Excellent product for kids to use. Fun with cats as well.
grandkids starting young -
purchased 1 as an experiment and then 2 additional. teaching my grandkids at a great sport. i have fun with it also...thanks
Useful beginners tool -
By: Michael1 from Germany
Top 25 Contributor
I have to disagree politely with some other reviewer´s opinion here. The yarn is heavy enough and more than that to use this practicing rod instead of a real fly rod in house. That is its main and only goal! Furthermore, I was pleasantly surprised how well it works and it is much better made compared to the other product out there that I have seen in use (the yarn ripped of after 5 minutes there).
nice product -
By: joebook from San Clemente, CA
Great for getting your fishing fix around the house. my 9 year-old son and I take turns setting our "dry" fly down, usually on is or mom. Great family fun!