In this first episode, Orvis guide, Tom Rosenbauer introduces the basics of fly fishing. From the origins of fly fishing to how inexpensive it is to get started, this video is a fantastic introduction for anyone deciding to give fly fly fishing a try. After discussing the basic tackle you'll need, Tom shows us some simple knots such as the Clinch Knot and Surgeons Knot that will allow you to set up your leader and attach a fly. Tom explains the Rod/Line Weight system which allows rods to be matched to the perfect line weight, ranging from 1 to 12, with 1 being the lightest and 12 the heaviest and details the kind of rods and lines you'll need for targetting different species in different environments. Orvis casting instructor, Pete Kutzer then demonstrates the fundamentals of fly casting with a single handed rod showing us the correct grip you need before learning the most commonly used cast, the Overhead Cast. Pete then shows us the Roll Cast, particularly useful when you have a restricted back cast, before discussing handling and shooting line. This episode is absolutely perfect for beginners to learn the basics of fly fishing.
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