Tom: There are certain casts that will definitely help your dry fly
presentation. Besides the reach cast, the parachute cast, and other slack
line casts, it's important to false cast properly and sometimes to throw
curve casts. Let's get some casting advice that will be helpful in dry fly
fishing from Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools.
Pete: Hi, I'm Pete Kutzer from the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools. Today we're
going to talk about false casting and adding more distance to your cast.
An important part of casting, but an often overused part of casting, is
false casting. False casting is periodically keeping that line up in the
air when we're either drying a dry fly, changing direction, gauging
distance, or gauging accuracy. When we false cast, we're going to make
that same pause like we do on our back cast, but then we're going to
initiate that back cast after that forward cast. Just before that line
straightens out, we're going to initiate that back cast. Then we can
deliver that fly back out to the water. We want to false cast, but not too
much. Remember, the fish live in the water, so just think, just before
that line starts to fall we're going to make that back cast. Just before
it begins to fall, again start with that back cast. Remember, folks, don't
false cast too much.