Spring is here! Maybe fishing season is in full swing where you are. Maybe you are already planning for your big trip to Yellowstone Country this summer. Or maybe you are stuck with runoff and have some extra pent up fishing energy. Regardless of your situation, it is never a bad idea to take some time out and go practice your casting. It’s fun, and there is no other skill that will improve your fishing success as much as casting. Being able to put the fly where you want it while controlling the line to manage drag regardless of conditions is the number one key to presentation. Practice makes perfect, so get out on the pond or the lawn in the park, and put in the effort. Your guide will thank you! And when the random passersby ask if you are “catchin’ anything”, just smile and say YES!
There are few casters and casting instructors finer than our friend Tim Rajeff of Echo Fly Rods. If you are looking for a way to improve your casting, having a look through his series of Casting Tip videos is a great place to start!