Learn about fly casting stroke mechanics for amateur fly fishermen in this free video series.
Hi! I’m Jim Dowd at zoaroutdoor.com. We are here for expertvillage.com and this session is about fly casting and what you need to know to sling it out there. The mechanics of the back cast and the forward cast are exactly the same. They are just going in opposite directions. It has been called by many things trying to describe it. Mel Kreigel calls it the whump, whump move. Lefty Cray says speed up and stop, which is excellent. McCaulie Lord who teaches at L.L. Bean has another great description. He calls it pop stop and all these descriptions are trying to describe the fact that the mechanics work like this. You’re moving the rod through a straight line, accelerating on that straight line path gradually and smoothly—to an abrupt stop position. So it’s gradual start, accelerate, stop.
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