Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fly Casting Tips

Fly Casting Diagram

1. Pick out your target.

2. Aim slightly higher for each longer cast.

3. For short casts aim 3-4 feet above the water.

Accuracy, distance and effortless casts are determined by the loop in the fly line. With large open loops the line has less wind resistance and the speed of the line is dissipated. This causes the line to lose energy and it cannot be delivered with a full thrust. To rectify this pick up the line firmly, pull the line back stopping the rod at one or two o’clock and make the forward stroke. As the loop rolls over and levels out, lower the rod to complete the cast. Any slack line during this process will “kill the cast.”

To improve your casting accuracy, determine where to cast the line, the approximate distance and wind direction. The diagram below shows the relative angles for distance, average and short casts. Here is a chart and a few suggestions to help you improve you techniques.

Don’t be discouraged if you coordination is slow in developing. Mistakes are quite common in the beginning, because it’s not easy to concentrate on three or four different actions at one time. The best way to eliminate these initial problems is to receive proper instruction from a qualified instructor. In time you’ll be able to critique yourself and begin to cast efficiently. 

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