Fly fishing often necessitates the use of a dry fly, a fly that remains on the top of the water. To achieve the best presentation you need to know the difference of upstream vs. downstream casting techniques. Watch this video and see how it’s done.
When casting upstream there are a few key things you need to remember. First, start with false casts to better determine where your fly will land. Second, end the cast as you start stripping the line back. And lastly, be sure to keep your rod tip down as it will give you more leverage when setting the hook.
If you’re casting up stream you’ll need to pay attention to a few important details as well. As before begin with false casts, but this time end with the rod tip higher in the air leaving slack in the line so the fly will drift naturally. Be sure to lower the rod tip slowly as the fly drifts down stream.
Now you have a better idea of how to cast in these situations, but best way to get better is to try it out next time you’re fishing.