Learn the basic cast from a pro instructor from the Orvis Company.
Do you want to get into one of the greatest fishing experiences and have a fly rod on your Christmas wish list? If you do, have a look at this great instructional video from Orvis on how to do the basic back and forward cast with your fly rod.
Practice this basic cast on a lawn and then on some flat open water, such as a pond or lake, and you will be ready to get out fly fishing. Getting good at this basic foundation will allow you to move on to a variety of other casting techniques, such as the roll cast, used in areas where you can’t make a back cast.
Fly fishing can seem very daunting and technical to people, and I think it actually prevents some from giving this type of fishing a try. What I like about this lesson, and other Orvis videos, is they explain the techniques well and simply, taking much of the mystery out of fly fishing.
Don’t be intimidated, get a decent fly rod package and get out on the water, it will take a little time and effort but everyone had to start from the basics. Get a fly rod on your wish list with the family and expand your fishing horizons.