|Fly Fishing ... Casting Tips, Accuracy|
The thumb is on top of the rod handle and pointed at the target through-out the entire casting stroke. The path of the rod tip moving backward and forward through the casting stroke will determine the accuracy. Focus on the rod tip taking a straight path on the back cast and then the forward cast towards the target (this applies for any plane – whether an overhead cast or a sidearm cast). A positive mind set and confidence plays a major role – this is achieved through practicing accuracy before you hit the water.
Place a Frisbee on the lawn and practice casting at different distances and planes (overhead cast and sidearm cast) trying to place the practice fly on the Frisbee. I will focus on these four key components of the cast.
Once you identify your target and started your cast – don’t take your eyes of the target.
There’s a saying, “aim small / miss small” - that may be the different in hooking or spooking a fish.
Good angling and tight lines.