Thursday, June 30, 2011

Common fly casting mistakes

Over the next few weeks I will be blogging some common fly casting mistakes, the one I would like to write about today is a student of mine was having a problem with his fly dropping to the water on his back cast and not being able to reocover to his forward cast. The fault when this happens is the caster is probably using too much wrist in their casting stroke.Remember the fly and line are going to go in the direction the rod tip speeds up and stops so if on your back cast your rod tip is pointing toward the water from a floppy wrist  backcast that is where your fly will end up. If you try and quickly compensate you will have a underpowered forward cast.The best correction is to stop your  back cast high,  point the tip of your rod up and not pointing toward the water. Keep a firm wrist and make the rod tip bend or load and chances are you will continue and make a beautiful forward cast.