Orvis Video Pro Tip: The “Hammer” Method of Fly Casting

One of the toughest things to explain to a new fly caster is how important the hard stop at the end of each stroke is. In this new video from Trout Unlimited, my friend Kirk Deeter offers a tip taught to him by the late, great Charlie Meyers: When you are casting, imagine that you are hitting a wall with a mallet at the end of the forward and back casts. That hard stop releases the maximum energy stored in the bent fly rod, and it will help you achieve tighter loops and more accurate casts.