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Old 01-06-2010, 03:47 PM
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Default The importance of casting techniques

If you can't cast, you can't fish. That's the bottom line with fly fishing. In her book, Fly Casting Techniques, author Joan Wulff put it best:

"If you don't know where the fish lie but can cast well enough to cover all of the water with finesse, you are likely to solve the mystery and catch fish. If you know where they lie but can neither reach them nor present the fly naturally, you are not even in the game."
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:55 PM
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Haha, so true! It's the same idea as any sport; take basketball for instance. Just because you can see the net, doesn't mean you have the technique to shoot the ball into it!
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:00 AM
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That is the most important art in fishing. Learning the techniques of casting as if your fly is a real one, and not a bait.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:40 AM
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With fly fishing, that statement by Joan Wulff is so accurate. Unlike spin casting where a sinker may pull the line, the rod in fly fishing does the work of casting so you really have to know what you are doing.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:44 AM
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Haha, so true! It's the same idea as any sport; take basketball for instance. Just because you can see the net, doesn't mean you have the technique to shoot the ball into it!
Though if you have the technique, you can't shoot the ball into the basket if you don't see the basket.

I agree with the author. The technique to present the fly naturally is the key. Fish will most likely come to where their food is.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:37 PM
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I can cast but I am still learning as I go, the best way to learn something new is practice, practice, practice.

The few authors I have came across that can end up breaking this hobby down for newbies (like myself) tend to help many learn a little quicker than we ever thought we could. There are many techniques but having someone break it down has helped me more than most others I have checked out.
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