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Use this popular casting technique when there is plenty of open area behind you and when you need to move your fly farther out onto the water. Take the time to get very familiar with the two stroke fly casting technique, because it will form the basis for all other casts.
Two stroke fly casting, aka, overhead casting, is the most basic of all casting techniques, consisting merely of a back cast and a forward cast. Best of all, it’s easy to practice the two stroke cast on land. Tie a piece of bright yarn onto the end of the tippet so you can see it unfurl. Find an open spot and follow these four steps to get started on practicing this simple, yet highly effective, fly casting technique.
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