Some novice fly-fishers tend to hit the rod with the fly. The proper form helps you get the best cast with your fly-fishing rod. If you notice that you tend to hit the rod on the back cast, it might be because you are not getting enough acceleration. You should try to get smooth acceleration to avoid hitting the rod.
If you hit the rod on the forward cast, you are probably swinging a little too soon or waiting too long. Try to change up your timing to prevent this issue.
Check out this video for more tips on the right way to avoid hitting your rod with your fly. The next time you go on a fly-fishing vacation in Montana, test out these new skills and see how much it improves your ability.