Fly Fishing: How to Cast a Line : Understand the Concept of False Casting When Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing: How to Cast a Line : Understand the Concept of False Casting When Fly Fishing


Hi! I’m Jim Dowd at zoaroutdoor.com. We
are here for expertvillage.com, and this session is all about fly casting and what you need
to know to sling it out there. In this segment we will talk about false casting. False casting
is a really good tool to use in a number of situations. It can be used to dry the fly
with a dry fly. It can be used to change directions in your cast. It can be used for other purposes
as well, but essentially what it does is it allows you to measure your line and get your
distance, and it is based on our old friend, the 4 part cast. It’s part 1, 2 and 3. Here
we go 1, 2, and now its 2 and 3. Back cast, forward cast, and all we are doing is keeping
the line in the air. When it unfurls behind you, you far start your forward cast, when
it unfurls in front of you, you start your back cast. This also introduces the notion
of timing. You will notice that after a while, your strokes start to just get in a groove.
So false casting is a wonderful way to improve timing, to dry your dry fly, to change distance
and to improve your casting skills.

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