Friday Blog Roundup : The Cast

Cast

It’s safe to say that some of the biggest hurdle’s to get through in ones efforts at becoming an effective fly fisherman are all centered around the cast.  I am personally guilty on at least one occasion of breaking all of the tips I’m about to share, but each is a valuable bit of info intended to help you catch more fish.

Hatch Mag – Don’t Blame Your Fly Rod…lots of great stuff in here about the fundamentals of casting. Make sure you check out the video in which professional caster Braide Sessions demonstrates a technique to learn to cast without the rod (as well as some pretty awesome show-off-y stuff at the end). I think this is the most simplified way I’ve come across that gets the point across on the physics of a good cast.

Hatch Mag – Short Casts More Fish…pretty simple theory here that gets lost on a lot of people.  I get the urge to throw a long cast.  It’s a lot of fun.  But watching your old man pull out twice the number of fish as you because all he wants to do is keep a line in the water is not a lot of fun.  Trust me.

Gink and Gasoline – Limit False Casting…especially if you aren’t dry flying.  I know we’ve touched on this before here at DoubleHauled, but G&G help put this into even further perspective.

In my mind, the quicker you can grasp these three concepts the quicker you’ll be leaving the river as a hero, and not smelling like skunk.

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