Casting Tip May  2016

by: Bill Armon CCI

Back to basics

. . . as we start a new year of fly casting and fishing.

1)       The end of the fly line must move before any bend is put in the rod. If the rod does not bend it is not loaded. To make a good cast there must be a bend in the rod caused by the weight of the line and the movement applied to the rod.
2)       Slack is your enemy. At no time in the cast should there be slack in the line / rod connection. If there is - either the rod is not loaded (bent) or the line is not smoothly accelerating.
3)       Accelerate throughout the stroke. The mantra is “smooth acceleration to a hard stop”. The stop is the power of the cast and the power needs to be saved for the end of the stroke / cast.
If anyone is interested in casting before the meeting give me a call and we can set up a time to meet.


Archive of Past Casting Tips

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

Return whence you came.