ORVIS – Fly Casting Lessons – The Snake Roll Cast

The snake roll is a change-of-direction cast that helps you make a quick transition from having your line hanging straight downstream to shooting it out in front of you. Much like a roll cast, It’s extremely helpful to know in situations where you don’t have much back cast room.

By tracing a lower-case “e” with your rod tip, you will re-position your line by 90 degrees. Then all you do is make a standard roll-cast presentation. It may look complicated or difficult, but in reality it is a very simple motion and cast to learn. ORVIS casting instructor Peter Kutzer will get you snake rolling your way out of a tricky casting situation in no time after watching this lesson.

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