Casting Tip July 2017

by: Bill Armon CCI

A Few Random Points


Slow down your casting stroke - if you even think you are working too hard you are. When you practice see how slow you can go and still get a good loop.

Slack is your enemy. A good cast cannot be made if the line is not causing the rod to bend.

Start LOW. Get the rod tip as close to the water or grass as possible to start your cast. AND do this without slack in the line. (not always easy)
Which one is better - your fore or your back cast. Most (> 60%) of beginning casters, I believe, have a better back cast. Check and see which part of your cast you think is better?

Loop formation is the key. Knowing what the loop is and understanding how it is formed is the key to fly casting. Once you can form a good loop at 40 feet your casting skills will only be limited by your desires to advance.
If anyone is interested in getting together before the next meeting to cast give me a call and we can do so on the lawn by the Queeny parking lot.


Archive of Past Casting Tips

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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