Roll casting is fantastic in tight spots when you can’t back-cast, for repositioning your line, and as the basis for spey casting. We’ve screened hours of videos to bring you the succinct best tips for roll casting, with a summary of each so you can quickly watch what’s most useful to you.
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If you want to know how to roll cast in fly fishing, consider these tips from the pros to make your casting more effective.
BEGINNER ROLL CASTING
Basic Roll Cast
From MCI Fly Casting, this clip was filmed in slow-mo plus set to music (without verbal instruction), this under 2:00 minute video gives a great visual overview of the basic roll cast, with different camera angles to illustrate a quality cast. The steps are clearly illustrated:
Loading the rod
Stop and drift
Start forward cast (and shooting line)
Roll Casting Techniques
From Fishhound, this clip under 6 minutes covers:
Comparison to spey casting
Anchor point on water
Good illustration of body mechanics and position
Overhead drone shots
Common problems / mistakes and how to avoid
Snap-T to reposition line
Illustration of roll cast while fishing with a trout landed at the end