Skills: Avoiding line twist and memory

We’ve all been there. Maybe we’re casting a streamer that’s just a hair too big for the fly rod we’re using, or maybe we’re dragging fly line behind us while bonefishing, only to spot a fish much closer than we expected, forcing us to cast, but not cast the entire amount of line we’ve stripped out.

Our fly line twists.

Above, RIO Products Sales Manager Zack Dalton shows us how to fix this annoying problem and keep on casting without having to worry about line twist. It might seem like a small issue, but when the time comes and you need to throw a lot of line, you’ll regret not fixing the problem when the line gets caught up on the first line guide on your hero cast.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.