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How to Construct an Indoor Fly Casting Practice Rod

Building an indoor fly casting practice rod is attained with minimum resources. The apply rod is short, and it is designed to permit the identical casting motions as a standard rod without the length. The indoor practice rod is ideal for creating casting skills in a small space. The rod tends to make it attainable to produce skills although the waters are frozen and the ground is covered with snow. Casting practice is required for productive fishing, and the skills acquired allow the angler to make challenging presentations to trophy fish.

Fly Casting Practice Rod

  • Obtain a 1/8-inch diameter wooden dowel that is three feet long. The diameter and width is a standard dimensions, but dowels that have a slight dimension big difference are satisfactory.
  • Designate one end of the dowel as a handle and one as a top. Wrap athletic tape around the handle end to produce a grip that is eight inches long. Build the grip into a diameter the suits easily in your hand.
  • Use a knife to cut a narrow notch in the tip of the dowel. Cut a 5-foot long piece of yarn from a yarn ball. Tie the yarn to the tip of the dowel, using the notch as the anchor position. Tie the yarn with a easy overhand knot to generate a firm relationship.
  • Exercise your casting motion by keeping the handle and casting the yarn. The yarn moves in a equivalent vogue as a fly line, and you must use the same timing to properly cast the yarn.


Place targets in an open area of the house, and follow casting in the path of the targets. Film your practice and observe the timing sequence and position of the wrist and forearm to identify blunders in the casting motion. Breaking the wrist flattens the rod on the back cast and weakens the casting motion.


The practice rod does not load like a real rod. It is designed to work on the casting motion without the come to feel of a full-size rod.