Finish Up, Start Down.
Today’s Tuesday Tip from SOL here on the HH Blog.
Just a simple task. Simple execution. A simple cast. The fly cast.
Those who can replicate, repeat, cast with success every cast all do the same thing. Follow the same path with their rod tip.
All I know is that if you do not follow this simple rule, you will not find consistent casting success. Nope. I dare you to challenge me on this one.
Finish every cast with the rod tip high. Yes, not pointed at the water, or parallel with the water.
Start every cast with rod tip low. Not high. Low rod tip insures that you pull the string right away. Starting with high rod tip sheets you out of feet, of movement.
P.S. You gotta take out the slack in the line before you make every cast. Every time. Not just cuz you feel like it. Step One of every cast is removing the slack from the equation. I dare you to challenge me on this one.
P.S.S. You’ll be wrong. If you think you are right, watch this. If you still think you are right, you are not man. Physics cannot be challenged. Truth.
Been a hard lesson for me to learn, but completely agree and reminded everytime i hit the water.. my only frustrations come from not following these rules.. thanks for sharing and reminding
Absolutely Lloyd. We all need this one!
think like a hippie, stay high and pause…
I have been guiding for over 40 years in MT and everyone has trouble with this
Right on Jason