Alvin Dedeaux of All water guides in Austin, Texas, has been a fly fishing guide for more than two decades and has watched many newcomers hit the water. So he knows exactly what takes a beginner from struggle to actual success. Here are his top four things any beginner can do to improve quickly. Watch the video as he explains in detail why and how you should focus on these things.

  1. Practice your casting
  2. Practice your knots
  3. Hire a guide
  4. Be patient