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Video spotlight: Hank Patterson and the Practicaster

When you craft a practice rod for fly fishing, you want to have a real professional review the product, right?

So, it’s no surprise that the Orvis’ Practicaster—a miniature practice rod designed to help people work on the various aspects of fly casting—landed in the hands of the renowned Hank Patterson. As is common, Hank had the Practicaster nailed from the start.

The reason the practice rod is so great, he explains, is that there’s absolutely no chance of catching fish. “With a real fly rod, you have that call ‘false hope,'” Hank explains. The Practicaster offers no such disappointment, as it is completely totally about casting, not catching.

Enjoy responsibly.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.