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Fly casting in heavy cover/growth

I have found the side cast, and here, to be very useful in the situations you describe. I spent a number of years fishing small streams in the Blue Ridge of VA, and this type of cast gave me better ...
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Which two handed fly casting style should I learn?

To answer your question, "Which two handed fly casting style should I learn?" the answer is all of them. After you've learned every style then you'll know which one suits your needs best in any ...
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What adjustments should be made to cast when using a heavier fly line than rod class?

Your rod will take longer to unload and shoot the line under these conditions, giving the line more time to fall. Since the extra line weight will cause your rod to behave as if it has a "slower ...
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Will practicing casting on my backyard lawn damage my fly line? If so, how to avoid it?

Fly lines have special coatings that help you cast and manage the line on/in the water. Under ideal conditions you would use an older line for practice on the land because repeated contact with the ...
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Fly casting in heavy cover/growth

Another good cast for small streams with lots of bushes is the water haul, described in this blog post at Gink and Gasoline. It basically uses the water tension to load the rod, like the roll cast, ...
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Will practicing casting on my backyard lawn damage my fly line? If so, how to avoid it?

When I first began fly fishing I learned in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops (free weekend class). After that, I went home and practiced in an empty field. After practicing for a while I replaced ...
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Fly casting in heavy cover/growth

The bow and arrow cast is also effective, you can't cast very far but that's generally ok when there is a lot of vegetation to hide behind
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