How To Cast In Fly Fishing

| September 19, 2016 | Reply

There is no doubt at all, casting is a fundamental skill in fly fishingIt is the foundation of the sport thus it really needs to be done correctly to achieve the desired results. Below are a few things about casting that one should keep in mind when going fly fishing for the first time :

  • It all starts out with the grip. The proper casting grip is one which has the thumb on top of the rod. This helps the fisher apply a greater force when casting.
  • Before casting, any slack on the line should be removed.  This would allow for a smooth forward and backward cast.
  • The line must fly towards the direction where the person points the rod during the cast.
  • The size of the loop depends on how the rod tip is moved when casting.
  • The distance of a typical cast is usually a number of meters away from the caster. Long distance casts are achieved by tons of practice.

Don’t worry if you are a newbie, you might not get it right on your first few tries at casting. However, with the proper guidance from a more experienced companion and a lot of time dedicated to practice, the correct way of casting can be achieved and mastered.

Ideally, you should be looking to spend about 15-30 minutes spent on practicing per day, which can and will drastically help improve a beginner’s technique.

As a word of warning, practicing casting can be a dangerous activity. That is why beginners are advised to do their practice away from the water and away from a lot of people.

Sports fields  or any really open spaces are ideal spots to do this as there is a large room to accommodate errors that may prove dangerous in otherwise constricted areas.

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