Fly Casting- The lowdown on Tailing Loops

Mysterious Creature by Aitor Coteron

very well and simply explained, this is the best i’ve read on the subject.
more than worth the read (actually, studied), Aitor’s article includes explanations, the how and whys of Tailing Loops backed up with the help of gifs and video. this is a must for any fly fisher of any level.

“Tailing loops have the aura of a mysterious creature. Currently we know pretty well how they are generated but, at the same time, we can’t help to surprise ourselves when we get a tail now and then, no matter how experienced we are.
Aitor's Tailing Loop
I mean that when casting for perfect loop control in mind I will immediately detect any error in the stroke, my hand will easily feel any deviation of its intended straight line trajectory. The view of the fly leg getting out of plane in relation to the rod leg at the latest stages of the loop life does nothing but confirm what I already knew before stopping the rod: that I had messed up the stroke.” 

click the gif or HERE to access the complete article. enjoy !

8 thoughts on “Fly Casting- The lowdown on Tailing Loops

  1. Hi there!

    Glad that you liked it.

    Tonight I must reformat the whole text. WordPress is crap in separating paragraphs in a meaningful way.

    • its wonderful, how could i not ? 😉

      i saw a few layout weirdnesses, separated words and text size differences. are you drafting and making the layout somewhere else and pasting it to your WP editor ?
      we’re using the same theme, maybe i can help. 🙂

      • Wonderful? Upload it on SL Board and you’ll see that everything is crap. 😀

        Yes, I pasted the text. What a mess. I think I have to type it again.

  2. just go into edit in html and get rid of all the ‘s ! or anything that doesn’t look like your text.
    what’s SL ? 😆

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