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03-22-04, 11:37 PM
Lefty Kreh, on page 50 of his "Inshore Fishing" describes moving your hand clockwise in a u shaped motion on the back cast to throw heavier flies or sinking tips. He mentions not having a hard stop on the back cast and throwing the line with a larger loop. The movement has to be circular not oval. He also descibes a practice motion, moving the fly in a circular motion, that for the life of me I do not understand.
Thanks Gazer Err confused ( I alway think of Rocket Roy's response to one of my questions which he very appropriately answered http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif.
03-23-04, 12:47 AM
Basically he is describing a Belgium cast. Simplified, the back cast begins slightly sidearm and the forward cast is overhead. Mel Krieger in The Essence of Fly Casting, Boger in Presentation, and Joan Wulff all have good descriptions and illustrations.
03-23-04, 08:42 AM
There is no stop of the rod on the backcast when doing a belgium cast, you're swinging the rod around in a semicircle.
[This message has been edited by Robert Hafner (edited 03-23-2004).]
03-23-04, 08:52 AM
Try a side arm back cast and an overhead forward cast BUT KEEP THE ROD LOADED THROUGH THE ENTIRE CAST. Start by practicing with a short line to get the concept of no stops. This cast is not only great for heavy flies and sink lines but is is also great to keep tangles and knots out when you are fishing a dropper, split shot and strike indicaters.
03-23-04, 09:33 PM
Thanks everyone. Scott, I remember now you showing me the Belgium cast. Its just "reading it in a book" can be very hard to understand. He talks about moving your hand in a clockwise reeling motion which really threw me off. By the way Scott, thanks again for the lesson. Some days I am getting better other days, not as good, overall still adding some distance. The wind we have had really adds to the equation. My dog loves me taking her to the park, throwing the tennis ball, making a cast, ad nauseum. Using the casting sound cues (sp) really does help as does the practice techniques you showed for the double haul. Those motions make it much easier to learn how to time everything.
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