The Roll Cast – How To Master The Roll Cast – Fly Fishing Fly Casting

Fly Casting, The ROLL CAST More at
“Although it is not a slack line cast, the Roll Cast really is a special cast — it’s the foundation of all Spey casts and once mastered it opens up a myriad of extremely effective casts for both the single and two handed rod….”
– This tutorial, along with 9 other casts, the five essentials of fly casting and additional explanations are all available either for free download, purchase or as an entire set included in one volume on our Casts that Catch Fish DVD at


  1. Mike Round on March 13, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Hi,  You certainly inspire enthusiasm in your audience.In the sequence you show when you cast on grass, what are you using for a rod and line.
    Thanks for a great demonstration.

  2. James James on March 13, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Antipodean fly fishing commentaries are a sweet antidote to the hoards of American commentaries in which someone who can barely cast a fly feels the need to educate us with the benefit of their inexperience. Nice explanations!

  3. Terry Hayes on March 13, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    So how do you change directions? A false cast?

  4. Chandler Smith on March 13, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    This is by far the most well-made video on roll casting. The editing is great and the animations are extremely helpful. Great job!

  5. 803brando on March 13, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    ive noticed a slight haul with that control hand. i could never get a roll cast right until i put a double haul on it.

  6. Butch Davis on March 13, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I HAVE A PROBLEM! I have a very good Std Overhead cast or even side armed cast. A good snake roll, a sorry Snap T…The Roll cast escapes me completely. From a bank, I can create a good D-Loop, begin the cast with the reel 14-16" from my ear, forward and out with a good Tap at the end and no matter what I do, my line goes 20 feet up 20 feet out, with the bulk of the line in a neat pile. Haul/No haul- 1 O-Clock to 11, 10, 9..doesn’t matter. The results are the same. Every time I do not get a level cast, it’s mostly up in a huge loop. It’s better side armed, fixed line but cannot get a haul to work. -and there are no Experts in 100 miles of me except Carter Nelson who is impossible to get hold of.

  7. Dave Churchill on March 13, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Excellent video. Cheers!

  8. Wyatt Collins on March 13, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    This is a great video. I can’t wait to practice this. Since I fly fish for largemouth bass, I find my self fishing a lot of spots on ponds with trees behind me rather than in streams. Most of my casting techniques are things I made up, but after hearing enough about the roll cast i finally decided to check it out and it looks very useful.

  9. Donovan B on March 13, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Today was the first time I’ve really needed to roll cast in a long time (wind and terrain conditions totally negated all my other casts.)
    Scored a fish but, it was definitely a humbling experience as I fumbled around a bit before enough rust came off for me to achieve some form of accuracy and decent presentation lol.
    So now, I’m back here on this excellent instructional video that helped me get started in fly fishing last year.

  10. RandomTXDude210 on March 13, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Gotta love instructional videos that just get to the point. No attempts at humor, no minute long production company introductions with brash music and cheap graphics, just right to the point. Certainly helps that the point is quality instructional information, and for that I thank you.

  11. Craig Mounsey on March 13, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Great videography mate, watching a good roll cast in slo-mo never gets old. I fish the Tongariro a fair bit and roll casting is a life saver. I subscribed and look forward to exploring your other videos. cheers, Craig

  12. Tom Chinn on March 14, 2021 at 12:02 am

    The line used looks a lot thicker then what I’m using. I’m struggling to get any distance on my fly, would this help? I believe my line is wf7f. Any tips would be much appreciated!!

  13. Ernest Pena on March 14, 2021 at 12:03 am

    its so hard but I can make a very log cast but I can’t roll cast and i broke my rod with this technique.pls help.

  14. harleyJune on March 14, 2021 at 12:07 am

    does anything in execution change when using a 9 wt rod and weighted streamer?

  15. Pika Tchoum on March 14, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Wow, amazing casts! What is the rod and fly line that you are using please? Thank you!

  16. K Sagum on March 14, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Great videos!

  17. david elliott on March 14, 2021 at 12:09 am

    what rod and line are you using here…

  18. tallaganda83 on March 14, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Great videos, looks so graceful, I just bought a fly rod yesterday and I’m going to take her down the river to have a bit of a practice today, my issue is not so much with the cast itself, but what is going on will all that extra line and so forth?, how much line should I pull off, should I have the drag loose, and how much line should I start with hanging out the end of the rod? This is beginners stuff I know but I cant find much info on it, these videos are the best I have found on casting though, If I could get half as good as you I would be happy.

  19. mike hawk on March 14, 2021 at 12:09 am

    this is really neat, i cant wait for the snow to melt. i till fish in the winter and ill try it but winter fishing isnt that great

  20. 11jt2007 on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Amazing loops

  21. Alms Mine on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Wonderful instruction. Thanks.

  22. Stewtube 2016 on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Very nice.

  23. Kien Vlogs Channel on March 14, 2021 at 12:11 am

    love it

  24. Fairview Homestead on March 14, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Are you using a shooting/mini skaggit head in this video? I can’t seem to perfect the D loop. I just bought SA Magnum line and it performs way better than my stock line, but the OPST Skaggit system looks appealing. Thanks for the great content! Cheers!

  25. Ronald Patrick on March 14, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Totally agree with earlier comments. I’ve seen lots of videos as I am trying to get competent – this video will go much further in getting me to move forward. The next video needs to be how to land that fish once the graceful cast has attracted it.

  26. Darren Bentley on March 14, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Superb cinematography. Best casting how-to video series I’ve seen! Please keep them coming.

  27. Red Rooster on March 14, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Great camera angles! Very helpful.

  28. Oscar Marioni on March 14, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Can this all be done with a fast action rod

  29. Arthur Chapman on March 14, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Your videos are the best on youtube in the subjects you cover. Thanksl.

  30. John on March 14, 2021 at 12:17 am

    NIce work – great demonstration! Thanks.

  31. MrCk1234567890 on March 14, 2021 at 12:18 am

    What a beautiful piece of water to fish on

  32. Josh Everett on March 14, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Will a WF fly line be fine for doing roll casts?

  33. serapheum on March 14, 2021 at 12:19 am

    What rod and line are you using. that is the smoothest casts I have seen!

  34. vadim kovalchuk on March 14, 2021 at 12:22 am

    This video is very timely for me! thanks from Siberia

  35. The 720 on March 14, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Great video, thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge! i cant quite get over how smoothly you get the line to turn over!

  36. Great Cove Adventures on March 14, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Well done and very instructive.  Thanks!

  37. corpeedo on March 14, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Great video all round! cheers. One big question though and I don’t think it’s covered here..
    With the Roll cast, all steps are covered, except the very first step, and that’s how to get the line out in front of you first. Everytime this is demonstrated in this video, the line is already re-loaded out in front. Could you please explain or show how this is done? Cheers

  38. José Garcia on March 14, 2021 at 12:31 am


  39. Charles Coats on March 14, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Fantastic explaination with very good visuals. Thank you for your quality video and clear and organized instructions.

  40. chaos3318 on March 14, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I’m looking into buying a lighter set up for LM/Peacock bass as well as smallish redfish.  Do you think the sage vantage in a 5# would be a good rod for this?  And how does the vantage compare to the sage salt(which I absolutely love)? 
    P.S Love this video series! Greatly improved my cast!!

  41. Adrian Lopez on March 14, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Great work! Thank you!

  42. Arthur Perier on March 14, 2021 at 12:41 am

    excellent video, amazing casting skills
    I looked down to see if someone asked about the bright yellow part of your line, but nobody did…
    what’s that? Are you coloring it yourself?



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  44. Thomaz Pasteriz on March 14, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Hola, me podrías decir que marca es la línea mm

  45. Jose Meraz on March 14, 2021 at 12:45 am

    great video. inspired me to fly fish again.
    straight forward explanations. stunning visuals. great job

  46. Shawn on March 14, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Great video. You make it look so easy.

  47. Tseden-ish S Borjigin on March 14, 2021 at 12:47 am

    What is your fly rod and fly line?

  48. USColt54 on March 14, 2021 at 12:48 am

    When I roll cast everything comes out straight except for the leader. The leader is crumbled up together part of the time. REASON?

  49. E S on March 14, 2021 at 12:48 am

    The biggest problem with the roll cast is it takes a special or expensive kind of rod. An overhead cast can be done with any rod, but a roll cast demands alot more of the rod. For years I thought my technique was useless, and then this year I spent some spare money on a premium rod recommended by my local dealer, and suddenly the roll cast worked, and not only worked; it cast far as f*ck!

  50. SAQUETO FISHCLUB on March 14, 2021 at 12:48 am

    That’s very usefull , with those skills i can
    do a better fishing performance!
    thank you for the tips.

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