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Knots In Your Leader When Casting

Knots In Your Leader When Casting

Do you sometimes get lots of little knots in your leader when casting? We if you do, it’s often because you are casting with what is known as a tailing loop. With out going in to physics, tailing loops and the knots in your leader can often be formed because you are putting too much power into your cast or your application of power is jerky, uneven or you are using a throwing action.

River Fly Fishing – Using a Short Line

River Fly Fishing – Using a Short Line

One of the delights of fly fishing on the river is that we can often enjoy using just a short, simple cast. Not only is this relaxing and gentle on the old elbow but it is a very effective method. If you are moving up or downstream either fishing blind (not casting to rising fish) or stalking fish who are rising for flies, it is crucially important that you do not cast over any fish lying in front of you….

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Fly Fishing for Beginners – The Overhead Cast (where’s your rod really stopping!)

Fly Fishing for Beginners – The Overhead Cast (where’s your rod really stopping!)

When we are teaching fly fishing for beginners and we are looking at the overhead cast there are always a few common problems we encounter. In this series we address some common issues. To successfully master the overhead cast it is vital that, on your backwards cast you stop the rod just beyond the vertical position. One of the most common issues when we are teaching fly fishing for beginners is that although the arm may stop the rod keeps…

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