They will observe and try the proper techniques in the following areas: the 4-part fly cast, the false cast
, the roll cast, stripping and shooting line, tying basic fly-fishing knots (including the double surgeons and improved clinch knots, hook set), and fishing conservation.
He'd edited out the first part of the double Spey cast, and probably a false cast
that I often throw in to set myself up for the final delivery.
Should he hit a stone on a false cast
, or hook an overhead branch, he should immediately inspect both fly and leader as a damaged hook would allow a fish to kick off with ease.
Learn fundamental skills in the following areas: the 4-part fly cast, the false cast
, the roll cast, stripping and shooting line, tying basic fly-fishing knots and fishing conservation.
Give it more distance with a false cast
, and you can cover a much wider area.
If you want to make a false cast
, make a backcast just as the line straightens out in front of you (before it unrolls completely and begins to drop; remember, the line should not have any slack in it).
I could pick the fly up and recast without a second false cast
. It is a good line for "flopping" a fly to a fish that appears suddenly a few rod lengths from the boat.
Bob Clouser says: "The relatively short front taper (5.5 feet) and belly (26.5 feet) allow us to pick up our large flies, false cast
, and shoot quickly.
But he insists that, in the right hands, fly rods are deadlier for tailing fish because he can false cast
until he gets the fish and the fly into common trajectory.
Ordinarily one false cast
is all it takes to get the mark back out of the rod.