NKFF does not subscribe to a particular method of fly casting. After all, fly fishing is an art and part of what you lay on the canvas is the cast. However, there are certain basic concepts of the fly cast that must be mastered before you can effectively add your own creativity. We teach basic fly casting as a part of our introduction to fly fishing class. In particular the beginning fly fishing class covers the documents, Learn To Fly Cast by Joe Fly-rod and Fly Casting Basics.
Below are a couple of fly casting instructional videos by Orvis that you might find interesting.
Below is an entire fly casting series by Orvis that you that will help develop your skills.
- Casting: What A Fly Rod Needs To Do
- Overhead Cast: Importance Of The Pause And Rod Angles
- Overhead Cast: Don’t Curl The Rod Around Your Body
- Overhead Cast: The Grip In Fly Casting And Rod Tip Position
- The Roll Cast
- Shooting And Handling Line
- Casting To Fast-Moving Fish
- Tips For Casting Bass Bugs
- False Casting
- Lessons On Slack Line Casts
- Curve Casts
- Casts For Wets And Nymphs
- Correcting Common Casting Mistakes
- The Basic Double Haul
- Fine Tuning The Double Haul
- Basic Spey Casting
“After my brother and I became good fishermen, we realized that our father was not a great fly caster, but he was accurate and stylish and wore a glove on his casting hand. As he buttoned his glove in preparation to giving us a lesson, he would say, “It is an art that is performed on a four-count rhythm between ten and two o’clock.”
~Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It