Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "casting" Tag

Shooting Heads: Getting the fly out and down

The age old tangle issue was resolved as was the bulky connector knot issue, and the bodily damage caused by a projectile was substantially reduced. [...]

March 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Gear: Sometimes the swingin’ switch rod prevails

The switch rods increased length is convincing because it allows most anglers’ to comfortably cast either two-handed or single-handed. [...]

February 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: “The Importance of Being Earnest” … about fly rods

The fly line, in our opinion, and to many fly anglers, is the Alpha in all casting. You cast a fly line ... not the rod, not the leader and not the fly [...]

August 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Tips & Tactics: That $90 fly line can see many campaigns if cared for

Catching fish requires many things. Luck, local knowledge which only a guide can provide, and peak performance of ALL your equipment. Leave one element in that equation unattended and you are in trouble [...]

February 25, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: Casting for distance. What is the point?

While the fly fishing industry rod makers and line manufacturers fixate on casting for distance, a cadre of guides and industry aficionados voice opinions to the contrary. [...]

February 1, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Some rudimentary fly fishing basics

Good fishing and good fish catching while fly fishing starts with the cast. Your enjoyment of the sport improves when you can hit 50-feet, accurately and quickly. [...]

January 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: Climbing the ladder to better fly fishing is all in the details

The devil is in the detail. It has been said before about many endeavors, but when it comes to fly fishing nothing could be truer. It boils down to things like knots, casting and fly line choices [...]

December 4, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Gear Review: An entry level rod? Yes, but far more, it turns out

Tim Rajeff says the Base is a perfect entry level rod. We couldn’t agree more, but a veteran caster might take better advantage of it. Do we recommend it? Yes! [...]

July 29, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Managing your fly line has major advantages

Cast line out so that it’s all on the water, then drag it behind the boat for just a few minutes. Then reel it in and plop it on the deck. You’ll then be pulling line from the top - [...]

April 30, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: The importance of being skiff smart

To begin a cast the rod has to be loaded with flyline. If you’re quarry is a bonefish, snook or tarpon you can’t afford 20 or 30 seconds loading the rod with false casts [...]

March 20, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics