a side cast followed by a little upwards lift by varying finger grip pressure, starting at the beginning and continuing throughout the ‘stop’ is all it takes.
not only fun to do, this side cast can get under obstacles and still deliver the fly delicately.
since the front end of the line is angled higher than the back, the front ensemble, line and leader unrolls slightly upwards, it’s energy dissipates and falls to the water of it’s own weight similar to a parachute cast.diagram: Carl McNeil
photo: Carlos Azpilicueta
this photo brings back fond memories as it was the first time i met Carlos, ‘Mr Presentation Casts’ and my first casting lesson with a true master of fly casting. i’m still wowed…