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When Should You Accelerate the Rod During a Back Cast?

  A common problem in fly casts is the line slapping the water behind the caster. It’s a problem that once plagued me, too. There may be fish behind us, but that’s not where we are fishing. Once… Read More

Maxine McCormick on ABC7!

For those of you who missed it, Dan Noyes from ABC7 did a story on Maxine McCormick, Teen Who Honed Skills in San Francisco Becomes Fly Casting Prodigy.

Fly Casting for Excellence and the Money Cast

(by Luis Montes) Fly fishing is my passion. It provides quiet interludes between the press and stress of my other passion, my law practice. I took up fly fishing on a tactical whim and on a friend’s advice… Read More

OCC Public Casting Lessons Increasing in Popularity

On June 17, The Oakland Casting Club hosted our public casting lessons, led by Luis Montes. Although it was a hot day, a large group of people learned how to fly cast from some of the best casters… Read More

One Key to a Good Front Cast Is a Better Back Cast

As I started casting to targets, I began to notice an occasional dip in the fly leg of my front loop. It was a precursor to a tailing loop. If the dip was bigger or the loop was… Read More

Casting Pools

Why Does Aiming at Targets Improve Your Fly Casting?

When Chris Korich asked me what my goal was for casting a number of years ago, I naively told him that I want to be able to cast to the other side of the small pond (~93 feet)…. Read More

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Aiming is Key to Casting with Accuracy

One of the most important keys to improving your cast is to aim at a target. When I am sight-fishing, I am trying to place my dry fly precisely in front of the fish in the correct lane…. Read More