Showing posts with label Fly Fishing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fly Fishing. Show all posts

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Casting in FLY FISHING

Fly Fishing - Photo: Pixabay
Casting is a fundamental skill in fly fishing. It is the foundation of the sport thus it should be done correctly to achieve the desired results. Below are a few things about casting that one should keep in mind when going fly fishing for the first time.

- It all starts out with the grip. The proper casting grip is one which has the thumb on top of the rod. This helps the fisher apply a greater force when casting.

- Before casting, any slack on the line should be removed. This would allow for a smooth forward and backward cast.

- The line must fly towards the direction where the person points the rod during the cast.

- The size of the loop depends on how the rod tip is moved when casting.

- The distance of a typical cast is usually a number of meters away from the caster. Long distance casts are achieved by tons of practice.

The newbie may not get it right on his/her first few tries at casting. However, with the proper guidance from a more experienced companion and a lot of time dedicated to practice, the correct way of casting can be achieved.

Ideally, 15-30 minutes spent on practicing per day can help improve the beginner’s technique. 




As a word of warning, practicing casting can be a dangerous activity. That is why beginners are advised to do their practice away from the water and away from a lot of people.

Fields are ideal spots to do this as there is a large room to accommodate errors that may prove dangerous in otherwise constricted areas.