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02-10-2003, 12:12 PM
I am new at fly fishing. I need help with the basic cast. I keep snapping the water behind me and piling the line up in front of me. Does anyone have any videos or suggestions for me? Thanks a lot,
02-10-2003, 03:25 PM
You may want to take a look at Orvis.com. They have some information online as well as a demo.
02-10-2003, 03:55 PM
V A Hunter, You can get ome videos and go out with someone if you can. This may sound funny but, you need to become one with your rod. It's like an extention of your arm, it did take me to long but practice practice practice. I have a book from Orvis and it has some great details in it. Good Luck and don't give up
02-10-2003, 03:57 PM
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you need to become one with your rod[/b]
Alternatively, get a girlfriend. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
(somebody had to say it)
Focus on the fundamentals of the cast. Its not a power game, you're not throwing the line your floating the line through the air. All of your power comes from the elbow not the whole arm. Keep your elbow close to your body. Most importantly don't give up it can be a very frustraing sport to learn but its worth the effort.
02-11-2003, 09:15 AM
I had/have (although not as bad) the same problem. I purchased another rod last year, but before the guy wouyld sell it to me, he wanted to see my cast. He worked with me for about 45 minutes on casting. Man alive did that help!! I suggest going to a fly shop or a Federation of Fly Fishers casting workshop and seek professional help. It is definately worth it!! Watching videos isn't the same as having someone show you by holding your arm and wrist.
One thing that helped me is to tie your rod to your wrist. That helped me from bending my wrist and made casting so much easier.
02-11-2003, 10:43 PM
it sounds like your either making your casting arc too big, or not letting your line catch up with your cast. just take your time, and be firm with your casts. its all about timing... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-thumbs-up-aqua.gif
02-12-2003, 06:31 AM
Buddy - Go on line to Trout Unlimited and get a contact point for the Williamsburg Chapter. There must be at least a dozen members here on the Peninsula into flyfishing. If you approach the TU chapter, telling them that you're a novice caster looking for help, I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you'll get very positive responses.
02-12-2003, 01:22 PM
"TU" said that the Williamsburg chapter is inactive. There is a guy in Norfolk that I just emailed. But he is the only member I saw with a "757" area code. I didn't know you fly fish. Do you think that you would be able to help me out when I go over there? It shouldn't take long. It is probably a simple mistake. Thanks,
02-13-2003, 06:01 AM
Be happy to try. BTW, I'll be all polished up. I'm going out to the Green River (Utah) for a 4 day trip in March.
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