Learn about line retrieving and angling and how to best utilize various fly fishing techniques if you're just starting out as a fly fisherman in this free video series.
Hi! I’m Jim Dowd at zoaroutdoor.com. We are here for expertvillage.com, and this session is all about fly casting and what you need to know to sling it out there. Now that you’ve got the 2 point control system down, we can talk about using that 2 point control system to use various retrieves. Now we are entering the element of the art of angling. This is where whatever you do to that fly will entice the fish or not. It’s really quite simple. Grasp the line with your line hand behind the rod hand, and it is gripping the line against the cork. You can make different lengths of retrieves. You can go long, longer or you can do short, just little tiny small increments. So there is also another one that is called the hand twist, where you just basically bring the line in through your fingers and weave it among your fingers like this. So there are a whole variety of different retrieves limited only by your imagination, all based on the 2 point control system. Remember that 2 point control system; it's the basis for setting the hook for catching fish. If you don't have a solid anchor on your hand or on your rod, these retrieves won't work. So all of it is based on tight control on the cork or tight control in your line hand.
- Learn How to Strike & Set the Hook When Fly Fishing
- Understand the Concept of False Casting When Fly Fishing
- Learn the Haul Technique When Fly Fishing
- Learn to Shoot the Line When Fly Fishing
- Understand Roll Casting When Fly Fishing
- Understand Two-Point Line Control When Fly Fishing
- Understand Line Retrieving & Angling When Fly Fishing
- Understand Cast Stroke Mechanics
- Maintain Proper Thumb Control When Fly Fishing
- How to Pause to Straighten Out a Fly Casting Line
- How to Read Your Fly Casting Line
- How to String a Fishing Rod When Fly Fishing
- Learn the Basic Fly Fishing Cast
- How to Practice Casting When Fly Fishing