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Fly Casting Essentials

I recently rediscovered this gem of a DVD by Carl McNeil “Casts That Catch Fish” the links below are excerpts from the DVD and show you the 5 Fly Casting Essentials . You will see that Carl has a way of explaining the principles that are both accessible and easy to apply, I bit the bullet and ordered my copy along with the two piece graphite micro practice rod.

1 Essential 1, Eliminate Slack line

2 Essential 2, Timing

3 Essential 3, Vary the Casting Arc

4 Essential 4, Power Application

5 Essential 5, Straight Line Path of the Rod Tip

Fly Casting DVD
The Top Rated Fly Casting DVD
Essential Presentation Casts that Catch More Fish :: Fly Casting DVD, Master Fly Casting Series

Improve your fly casting with in-depth fly casting instruction from Federation of Fly Fishers Master Fly Casting Instructor, Carl McNeil.

“A Concentrated, to-the-point instruction video as good as they come” 5 Stars
“The best I have seen by a country mile.”
“an indispensable reference in the years to come”
“The best Value Fly Casting Lesson you’ll ever get”

Casts that Catch Fish sets a new standard for fly casting instruction DVDs, beautifully filmed in breathtaking surroundings this hour long workshop features incredible slow-motion fly casting sequences.
Take a one on one fly casting lesson with Federation of Fly Fishers Master Fly Casting Instructor Carl McNeil as he demonstrates the essential fly casting presentation casts.
Each fly cast is explained step by step in plain simple language with the assistance of slow motion and graphical overlays.These fly casts should be considered vital ammunition in the arsenal of all fly anglers of both fresh and salt water. In addition to the slack line presentation casts McNeil covers the roll cast, Bill Gammel’s Five Essentials of good fly casting and dealing with windy conditions.

Roll cast
Reach mend
Pile cast
Wiggle cast
Aerial mend
Bucket mend
Tuck cast
Curve casts
Dealing with the wind

The Five Essentials of good fly casting
Runtime: 50 mins
Format: Universal, plays all countries (Both NTSC and PAL compatible)
Bonus Content: Includes Bill Gammel’s 5 essentials to good fly casting


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