Fly casting lessons

Learn how to fly fish with International Federation of Fly Fishing Certified Casting Instructor Capt. Peter Scafaru.

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What is the one thing you can do to catch more fish and have more fun?

Improve your fly casting!

No matter your level of fishing experience, there is always more to learn. Fly fishing lessons will help you make the most of your time on the water (and spend less time untangling…), and Capt. Peter Scafaru is well-versed in fly fishing in Louisiana as a licensed casting instructor. As a local guide based out of New Orleans, he has been helping beginner and expert anglers how to fly fish and improve their fly casting for years.

Whether you are fishing for tarpon or brim, learning how to cast effortlessly and accurately is the single-most important thing you can do to consistently land more fish. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing your skills develop as a fly caster; just like one doesn’t consistently improve their golf game without working on their stroke, being truly successful at fly fishing means being able to cast well in a variety of conditions and situations. And in the marshes of Louisiana, you never know what you’ll face.

The road to fly casting mastery is much shorter with patient and knowledgeable instruction. Capt. Pete will teach you the beginning fundamentals from lay down & pick up casts to roll casts, double hauls, and curve casts. Complete the form to learn more about fly fishing instruction with Marsh On The Fly right here in the New Orleans area. Limited casting lessons available!

Capt. Pete’s Fly Fishing Background

“I love fly casting. It began when I was 12 – when I first saw it I thought it looked crazy! We were on summer vacation in Crested Butte, Colorado – my older brother waved that fly rod all over the place and hooked the willows almost as often as he had his line in the water. I thought I was wise with my blue tackle box full of worm hooks, sinkers, and some spinners. I remember we both caught some beautiful small rainbows.


Later, I started teaching myself how to cast in the swimming pool on a Berkley Stinger that I had bought for $18.99 at Yellow Front, one of the big box stores in AZ before Walmart came. I came across the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide by Tom Rosenbauer, one of the first comprehensive how-to fly fishing books, and tried to cast like the pictures. The real education came when I started hitting the creeks off the Mogollon Rim in eastern AZ as soon as I could drive.

There was little room for the classic “10-2” overhead cast, so I developed a pretty good sidearm cast and got good at stalking those super spooky brown trout. I fished long leaders and caught fish wherever my little red Toyota pickup took me out west and I never really thought about casting until about 20 years later when I decided I would like to teach people how to fly cast and fly fish.

After finding the casting certification through the Federation of Fly Fishing, I took the exam prep sheet to the park with my fly rod and a measuring tape. I could only perform 3 out of 15 casting tasks! And I had thought I was pretty good…

No matter how good we think we are, there’s always room to improve your fly casting!” – Capt. Pete

Fly Casting Lessons With Capt. Peter Scafaru | Learn How To Fly Fish

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