Every month or so, we like to run a roundup of posts related to a specific topic. We do this because we’ve written a lot of articles on a lot of topics, over two thousand actually, and you probably haven’t read them all!
Today’s roundup topic? Fly casting on the flats!
Learning to cast well under conditions that are far from ideal is an important skill when fishing the flats. Whether you’re interested in casting better in the wind, presenting the fly, or simply chucking more line, odds are we have a post on it, and here are a few of our favorites.
Casting on the Flats Roundup
Posts on Casting in the Wind.
- Bruce Chard on Casting in the Wind. The top 3 things to remember when casting in the wind.
- Tim Rajeff on Casting in the Wind. More tips from another guy who knows a thing or two about fly casting.
- Beat the Breeze. Yep, more tips to cast effectively in blustery conditions.
- Wind on Your Right Shoulder. 5 ways to deal with the worst wind position possible.
- Casting Down Wind. Easy right? Not always.
Posts on Casting Further.
- 3 Ways to Cast Further. Just what it says!
- Fly Casting – Creep vs. Drift. Do one, not the other, to cast further.
- Better Double Hauling. An essential fundamental for chucking a long line.
Posts on Presenting the Fly.
- Presenting the Fly on the Back Cast. A video by flats guru, Bruce Chard.
- Presenting on the Back Cast – 3 Common Faults. Common faults and how to correct them from casting legend, Gordy Hill.
- Present the Fly Quickly – Video. Probably the most important thing when it comes to bonefishing.
- How Far Should I Lead Bonefish? A common question from the bow of the flats skiff.
- Land Your Fly Close to Big Bonefish. A great tip for landing the big boys.