I have never seen any angler with such a good control of his drag-free drifts as bosnian guide, competition fly fisher and good friend Zeljko Prpic. Be it with a short or long line, all his reach, parachute and check casts are impeccable.
Last June, while he was guiding me on his home waters, I remembered a couple of classes about presentation techniques I had to impart in two weeks time. A perfect opportunity to ask the master himself about which casts he would choose to teach in my case:
—There are only two presentation casts, Aitor: upstream and downstream.
My expression of puzzlement made him to consider that he probably had been too laconic, so after a while he added:
—Downstream is better.
That was all.
He obviously is in the camp of the fly casting “poets”. Too much of a poet, if you ask me. 😂
I enjoy a lot his visual poetry, though: