This video series is a cooperative effort between Fly Fishers International and On the Fly Productions. We plan to post 12 "feature ties" in the coming months. Please come back each month to check out the new video. If you would like to purchase the DVD that has all the information please visit the FFI shopping cart at The FFI Store.
FFI members who are interested in certification are encouraged to view not only these excellent videos but other videos, pamphlets, and books on teaching and casting available from FFI and other sources. Instructor certification requirements are specific and located on this website under Become Certified.
"As fly Anglers we all seem to place huge emphasis on the gear that we use.
Learning to fly cast efficiently and with good form is the single most effective thing we can do to catch more fish. Understanding and learning good fly casting form not only makes for a far more successful day on the river, it also helps avoid fatigue and injury."
Enjoy Carl McNeil as he talks about why learning to fly cast (correctly) is a good thing.
"The Roll Cast is probably the single most useful fishing cast that I know of, it will get you out of more sticky situations than any other and is quite simple to perform.
If you're having problems with this one, don't forget that the amount of line held in your D-Loop affects how much line can be comfortably lifted from the water."
Follow along as Carl outlines the steps required to execute a Roll Cast.
In this clip Carl outlines the importance of slack line presentation casts, how they work and why they are so important. This is the first in a series of instructional clips that demonstrate casts such as the Wiggle, Reach mend, Aerial mend and the Pile cast.
Watch Carl as he explains why of all the slack line casts this is the one that you'll use most often.