A. K. Best’s Casting Techniques

via MidCurrent

” IT USUALLY TAKES ME three or four casts to finally put the fly over the fish where I’d like it to land. But I’m a believer in presenting the first few casts to a spot that will be at least a foot or two to my side of the fish. If the fish is really hungry, it’ll often charge over to grab the fly. If it doesn’t, I can gradually work the fly in closer to the fish’s holding spot and get better floats as I adjust the angle of my casting arm and the power of the cast for more dramatic left hooks. “

no “I’ll just fling it out haphazardly and see what happens” -type fishing here.
this is strategy and it’s trout hunting.

from thoughts on fly presentation-

to retrieval techniques-

there’s a wealth of information and food for thought for any angler wanting to have more fun on the water and increase their fish catches.

click either pic to access the full article. enjoy !

2 comments on “A. K. Best’s Casting Techniques

  1. Andy Baird says:

    Phew… that’s a relief! I thought he’d repackaged the chapters from Fly Fishing With AK, and then read the piece is taken from that book. It’s a small book, and all the better for it.

    Enjoy your weekend Marc (AKA conger-cock)

  2. Marc Fauvet says:

    conger is more appropriate. me like ! :D

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