performed by Michael Mauri
what is it ? it’s just a fancy pick up leading to a switch cast.
a switch cast is a dynamic roll cast where instead of dragging the line back to form the D loop, the line is picked up, lifted from the water and swept back in the air to form a D loop. both casts will require anchoring either the line tip or leader and both casts are concluded with the same basic forward cast as in aerial casting.
(more on this as we dig deeper into the Roll Cast series)
is it of any real, practical purpose when fishing ? it can’t hurt but not really.
will i catch more fish using this cast. most definitely not.
is it fun ? yes !
will it help me have a better sense of line dynamics in the three real dimensions of fly casting as opposed to the typically described two ? oh yes !!
will it make me feel sexy(er) ? you got it babe !!! (provided i don’t f’ it up and make umpteen knots in both line and leader… )
EDIT– as you’ll see below, the video has been removed by its owner. i’ve searched for a replacement but there’s nothing suitable at the moment. i’ll update when possible.
sorry. i know… it kind of kills the whole point of this post… 😆 )
i have a few issues with the verbal explanations and prefer to watch it without sound. it still works. we’ll also notice how the line is literally torn from the water. Michael is one of the finest casters and instructors there is, so it’s a bit surprising the ‘tearing’ was left in the video but i guess it’s ok. we still get the basic elements of the cast.
the cast works as well (and even better!) with a slower and gentler pick up. a good thing to remember in casting is ‘slower means more time to get things right’.