Two Stroke Casting

Use this fly fishing casting technique when there is plenty of open area behind you and when you need to move your fly farther out onto the water.

Two Stroke Cast Technique

Practice this cast on land. Tie a piece of bright yarn onto the end of the tippet so you can see it unfurl. Follow these four steps to get started on practicing how to cast in open spots.

  1. Pull out about three rod-lengths of line. Hold the rod out in front of you in your dominant hand and make sure there are no tangles in the line.
  2. Bring the rod tip back in a swift, steady motion, stopping when the rod tip is pointing up and behind you.
  3. Watch your back cast until the line unfurls.
  4. Just before the line straightens out entirely, bring the rod forward again.