Letting the Rod Do the Work?

“—Let the rod do the work!

This familiar casting advice suggests that it is the rod that does the work in casting. What is more accurate to say is that in order to get more out of your fly rod, you, the caster, must learn to work more efficiently.”

Al Kyte

Resist Temptation!

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Straight!

I am a gear junkie. I mean gear in general, not just fly fishing paraphernalia. The periodical urge of getting a new rod isn’t uncommon, for that reason I quitted browsing catalogs compulsively long ago. But that drive is rather manageable now, after all I already have a lot of sticks, and I am old enough to know that any new addition to that department won’t make me any better at catching fish, nor significantly improve my casting skills. For the price of any top of the range rod you can get a good number of casting classes; that is what will actually have an effect in your abilities.

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