“No matter what you think ”advanced fly casting” entails, make no mistake: it is from the devilish details that make up the basic stroke that truly masterful fly casting emerges. No fly-fisher can hope to master the fly rod without first mastering the basic stroke. In some ways, no fly-fisher ever really moves beyond the fundamentals.”

Master the Cast
George V. Roberts Jr.

One of the most useful fly casting quotes ever!

Whatever the technique you are using or distance you are fishing at, if things go wrong get back to the basics! Something I have repeated to myself during my practice this morning.

One comment on “Fundamentals

  1. paracaddis says:

    I don’t believe any more true words were ever said. When I am teaching, being in South Africa, I regularly use a rugby analogy. “Games may be won by a moment of brilliance, inspiration or novelty, but games are lost because the basics are not performed well.” That applies to just about any activity I can imagine. It is quite incredible how often one comes back to “The five essentials” when dealing with intermediate or even advanced casters. You can’t cheat physics.

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