The Orvis Guide to Fly Casting DVD

Learn the basics of fly casting in this video with Master Angler Bill Cairns.


Join Master Angler Bill Cairns, original director of the world-renowned Orvis Fly-Fishing School, for an inside look at the Orvis Progressive Fly Casting Method. This casting DVD video shows basic fly-casting techniques to more advanced double hauling, and will walk you step-by-step through the most precise and easy-to-understand instructional system ever devised for fly casting.

    In this fly-casting video, you'll learn:
  • good, effective fly-casting techniques; explained with the expert analysis and instructional style that distinguishes the Orvis method
  • terminology and proper positioning while casting
  • the three elements of the basic cast
  • the keys to accuracy and much more as you progress through essential fly-casting techniques, including the roll cast, false cast, single haul, and the advanced double haul


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.9 / 5 based on 13 reviews


10 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    good intro to fly casting - 7/28/2014
    By: from perth australia

    Shows the important basics of casting well. like all books/dvds on this subject practice and review of your casting by an experienced caster is an important follow up.

  • 5/5

    good fundamentals - 5/1/2014
    By: from Naperville

    I teach fly fishing and now review this video before any session. It focuses on the necessary fundamentals.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Birthday Gift! - 11/30/2013
    By: from Omaha, NE

    I bought this for my dad for his birthday and he absolutely loves it!

  • 1/5

    Poor value - 9/27/2012
    By: from CA

    Although the video did make some valid and useful points on casting technique, the amount of information contained would make this video a reasonable value at about $10. At two and a half times that amount, definitely not a good value.

  • 2/5

    Poor Quality - 5/19/2012
    By: from Idaho Falls, ID

    I found the information contained on the DVD to be very usefull. My low rating is based on the picture quality of the DVD not the instructional quality. The video was not sharp and clear. The Orvis iPhone app is a lot better.

  • 1/5

    Waste of Money - 2/23/2012
    By: from Spokane Valley, WA

    If you've been on a river a few times, don't even bother with this. Very short, no real application scenarios, just a waste of time and money really.

  • 5/5

    Great Basic Fly Casting DVD - 12/27/2011

    This is an excellent fly casting DVD about the basics.

  • 4/5

    Great Fly Casting Starter DVD - 11/16/2011

    As a begginer this DVD has provided me with very solid information on fly casting techniques, both the do's and don'ts. It has been very useful as i teach myself and a video I come back and review after each practice sesion.

  • 5/5

    Answers to some questions - 10/9/2010

    For most of my hobbies, learning has been a three stage process. First stage: read everything possible about the subject. Second stage: watch video/DVD/u-tube. Third stage: get professional instruction first hand. For example: I've been basically self taught in fly casting; learning from photographs from various books including those published by Orivs. This DVD is an between step (second stage) in my fly casting learning process. It answered most of my questions that I had accumulated over the years about the different types of basic fly casts by allowing me to analyze the cast (due to it's DVD nature). The next step is take a class form the Orivs School. At least now I will prepared for the Orvis School and ask (hopefully) intelligent questions to their experts. Enjoy! Remember that G-d created six times as much water than dry land, so it is clearly seen that G-d meant for us to fish six times as much as we work.

  • 5/5

    Great Introductory Video - 2/23/2010
    By: from Minneapolis, MN
    Top 50 Contributor

    I purchased this video to not only brush up on my own fly casting techniques, but also because I was going to be helping/teaching a friend on his first fly fishing excursion. This video was a great place to start and get the fly fishing verbiage flowing! Combined with orvis's introductory books, this made for a great gift for a first time fly fisherman and it even taught me a thing or do in the process.

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