Making an efficient cast is essential to your fly fishing experience. Being able to make good loops, accurate presentations, and managing your line increases your chances of catching fish.
The more successful you are with making good casts and catching fish, the more likely you are to continue in fly fishing. Too many beginning fly fishers quit because of their inability to make good casts in sometimes unique and difficult situations.
Good fly casting is possible by keeping five casting essentials in mind. They are listed here in no particular order since they should all be considered all of the time....
Keeping slack out of your cast.
Maintaining a straight line path during the forward and backcast.
Pausing the cast at the end of the stroke when changing the direction of the cast.
The casting stroke is increased or decreased depending on the length of line being cast.
Power must be applied in the proper amount and in the proper place during the stroke.
The lessons we provide are always directed toward understanding and applying these essential principles.