by Jon B. Cave via Midcurrent
very much in line with my own teachings of relaxed casting form, Jon’s great article brings up an oh-so common flaw in the casting world, body tension and the negative effects it has on good line control.
Jon recommends mainly focusing on relaxing the casting hand and arm but i have different thoughts and suggestions on how to actually relax the whole body, which is a good thing because i’m in the middle of writing an article on that very subject for issue no. 3 of Eat, Sleep, Fish coming out next month !
” Casting a smooth and ripple-free loop is an integral part of performance fly casting. However, even an experienced caster can instinctively tighten up under pressure to increase distance, speed up the delivery, or make a particularly difficult presentation. The result of this tension, more often than not, is an inefficient cast. “
excerpted from Jon Cave’s ‘Performance Fly Casting’ book, click here for the full article.