Casting Tip April 2019

Just back from 2019 Sowbug Roundup. While there I attended a class about Tenkara rod fishing with streamers. This gave me a thought. One of the points the speaker made was to identify the difference between Tenkara and Tenkara Rod Fishing.

• “Tenkara” - Fishing for trout on high gradient mountain streams with Tenkara style fixed line rods.
• “Tenkara Rod Fishing” - Using a Tenkara fixed line rod to fish for anything anywhere.”

The speaker, from Badger Tenkara, fishes streamers with his Tenkara rod. He had photos of everything from muskie to trout taken on Tenkara rods. You may ask what does this have to do with casting? When it comes to casting, the similarities between euro nymphing and Tenkara rod streamer fishing became apparent. Both methods depend on a line with as little slack between the caster and the fly as possible. Also, both cast a line very different from our traditional fly lines. Both methods (when casting streamers with a Tenkara rod) require a type of constant tension cast. This is a modified version of the Belgium cast. Next casting tip will discuss the constant tension cast.

Archive of Past Casting Tips


March 2019 Practice
October 2018 Jeff Trigg Presentation
September 2018 The Rod Tip
August 2018 Clean Lines
July 2018 The Five Essentials
June 2018 Casting Motion
May 2018 The Pile
April 2018 FFI Five Elements
March 2018 Tuck Cast
February 2018 Five Essentials
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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