Forward phase of an oval cast. Photo by Álvaro G. Santillán
“Look, if you just let your arm drop by effect of gravity, you send the fly ten meters away effortlessly and accurately.”
That is my way of showing how easy it is to make a pick up and lay down cast—elbow forward style— at the most usual trout fishing distances. However, something comes to my mind in those instances, something that I never say to my student:
“If it is so easy, why did it take me so much time, effort and frustration to do it properly?” Continue reading →
Some fly casting manuals to reread during the off-season. I have got a couple more in digital format.
All of them have, at least, one interesting insight to absorb; a few of them have a lot to distill from. Some are good for you to check your knowledge of fly casting mechanics by filtering the wrong concepts.
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. Continue reading →
Tres amigos, tres enfoques distintos, y complementarios, del lanzado
No cabe duda de que no hay necesidad de entender los mecanismos de las cosas para que éstas sigan su curso. Todos somos capaces de conducir un coche con relativa habilidad, sin necesidad de tener idea de cómo funciona su motor. Continue reading →