Casting Tip February 2018

by: Bill Armon CCI

Five Essentials


FFI Five Essentials / Principles (for casting)

  • There is a pause at the end of each stroke, which varies in duration with the amount of line beyond the rod tip.
  • Slack line should be kept to a minimum.
  • The rod tip must follow a straight line path.
  • Casting stroke is increased with the length of the line being cast.
  • Power must be applied in the proper amount and in the proper place during the stroke.
  • Which of these principles is most important?

    Archive of Past Casting Tips

    Nov/Dec 2017,Tenkara Cast
    August 2017, Loop & Loop Control
    July 2017, A Few Random Points
    June 2017, Your Cast Does Not Start Until Your Fly Moves
    September 2016, Keeping Fly Line Clean
    August 2016, Double Haul
    June 2016, Forming a Loop
    May 2016, Back to Basics
    November/December 2015, From Mel Krieger and Lefty Kreh
    October 2015, The Fundamentals
    September 2015, The Essentials
    August 2015, The Guru’s Basic Casting Principles and / or Essentials
    February 2015, The Most Important Concepts
    January 2015, Back to Basics
    November/December 2014, Winter Practice
    October 2014, Casting Split Shot
    August 2014, Aerial Mends Continued
    July 2014, The Curve Cast
    June 2014, The Reach Cast
    May 2014, The Pile Cast
    April 2014, The Tuck Cast
    March 2014, More Casting Terminology
    February 2014, Casting Terminology
    January 2014, Tailing Loops (pt.2)
    October 2013, Tailing Loops
    September 2013, Forming Controlled Loops
    August 2013, Identify Your Bottleneck (part 2)
    July 2013, Identify Your Bottleneck - Correct Power Application
    May 2013, What is Smooth
    April 2013, Application of Power
    March 2013, The reach and aerial mend casts.
    February 2013, Mending
    November 2012, Timing, Grip, and Hand/Rod Stop Position
    October 2012, 5 things that will improve your casting

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