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09-18-2012, 09:39 AM #26
When I take brand new clients out, the very first thing I tell them is for the first week you're out fly fishing to lock your wrist entirely. Absolutely no motion from the wrist will help keep the rod where it's supposed to be (10 oclock to 2 oclock). Once they're ready to incorporate some wrist action, the analogy I give them is that it's like trying to fling an apple that's stuck on the end of a stick. It's all about the loading. If that doesn't click I tell them it's like trying to fling paint off of a paint brush.
Unlike others on here I would say my casting is typically 70/30 false casting over roll casting. I prefer traditional casting (especially with dries) because it disturbs the water far less and for me is far more accurate. On a 30' cast I can put a dry in a pie tin 8 or 9 out of 10 casts with a traditional cast, rather than probably 3 or 4 roll casting just due to the line flopping on either side.
09-18-2012, 10:39 AM #27
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09-18-2012, 11:44 AM #28
I think a WHOLE lot of flyfishing is just hours spent on the river. My cast is far more open in the 15-30' range than it 'should' be, it's also off canter at about a 45 degree angle to my body. I'm the first to admit it's not the prettiest cast in the world, but it catches fish just the same. I find that I can more accurately pick up and lay down with a single back/front cast when I open up my loop a bit on the back cast initially (think spey cast).