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Fly Casting REVup Challenge #1


Fly casting is: a slow, gradual acceleration to a sudden speed-up-and-stop.
~ Lefty Kreh

 

 

Join the REVolution. REVup your casting and REView the fundamentals. This is the first in a challenge to myself: one casting video a week (52 for the year) focusing on the fundamentals of casting a fly rod. We’ll look at basic casting principles, mechanics, common faults and even mobility issues. These will be drawn in part from the plethora of casting woes I witness as I daily guide anglers to tailing bonefish on the saltwater flats of Grand Cayman Island. Over the years I’ve had to learn how to quickly diagnose an angler’s cast, ignoring most of the issues but focusing on the biggest problem so we can go fishing. This forum will allow me to elaborate on some of the problems upstream and downstream of the major issues like wrist-ing, raising the elbow and failing to stop the rod.

We all wish we could be better casters. Let’s take the challenge and work on it.

Tight lines,
WindKnot the Angler

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  • Norman Coughlan
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    Good casting would ever needs a perfectly motioned directional casts. Lines falling apart upstream or downstream with precise casting angles and moves, actually needed! Good one!!

  • Kingfisher
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    Alright, Windknot! I’ve been following your casting posts for years and know you’ll do a great job! -Eric English
    KF

  • Tim Kisla
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    Thanks! Ready for the challenge come this Tuesday. Can’t wait!

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