Overhead Cast

Traditional

This is the most basic cast in fly fishing and virtually all other types of fly casts are based on the overhead cast. It is the first cast that is taught to beginners and it is the one used a great majority of the time by fly fishers. It is also one of the simplest casts. As I have said, the importance of really knowing and being able to reliably make this cast time after time is the key not only to your success as a fly fisher but it is also the foundation of many of the "specialty" casts you will want to learn.


The basics of fly casting (Fly Fisherman magazine)

Fly Casting for Beginners - 5 things you need to know to improve your casting (Hatch Magazine - Todd Tanner)

Casting: What a fly rod needs to do (Orvis instructor - Pete Kutzer (video)

How to Fly Fish- Beginner Fly Casting Chris Myers - youtube

Fly Casting Tips (Midcurrent)