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: Lots of ways to cast a fly...

10-26-2001, 11:24 AM
Although some fisheries subsist on a single cast or two, others require a range of methods to work the water.

When trout fishing on streams, there are a variety of trick casts a sage angler can make. In salt, the notion of casting backwards is catching on in crosswinds as is water-hauling from the back of a windy transom. Two-handed rods have been in use for 400 years in Europe, and Spey casting warrants a website in and of itself.

Did I miss any?

Opposite hand
Single haul
Double haul
Over the opposite shoulder (reverse)
Water haul
Bow & Arrow
Switch / reverse "
Spey / reverse "
Double Spey / reverse "
Snap tee / reverse "
Snake roll / reverse "
Belgian (circle)

10-26-2001, 12:10 PM
triple Lindy!?

10-26-2001, 12:16 PM
...chuck 'n duck, cowabonga, the Hail Mary...and the Belgian (circle) cast.

Dble Haul
10-26-2001, 12:55 PM
How about the reach cast? And maybe the backcast, used when the wind is so strong at the back that you turn around and use your back cast as the forward cast?


10-26-2001, 01:12 PM
I second the Chuck n Duck. :D :D

10-26-2001, 02:30 PM
Wow! You Sage caster sure do have a lot of casts. How do Winston and Scott casters stack up?

10-26-2001, 02:33 PM
Don't forget the QD knot flop!!

10-26-2001, 02:35 PM
Mamma Cast

(use a ham sandwich fly)

10-26-2001, 02:46 PM
Is that the end of a Wagner opera I hear in the background?

10-26-2001, 07:09 PM
...'forgot the two most common...Good cast/Bad cast...

John Desjardins
10-26-2001, 08:46 PM
You mentioned it for salt water, but the backwards cast can be usefull on brushy streams too. Instead of hooking the tree on your back cast turn around, cast into the hole in the brush and then drop the fly onto the water on the backcast. I've saved a few flies and fished other wise unfishable spots this way.

While the circle cast is more elegant, I'll put in another vote for the chuck & duck.

10-26-2001, 10:37 PM
Then there's always Patrick McManus's favorite: namely the full body cast.

10-26-2001, 11:42 PM
I am learning Flash 5.0 and thought this might be a great way to force me to learn animation. Here's a standard overhand cast animation I made tonight...

Overhand Casting Animation (http://flyfishingforum.com/expertise/casting/cast.html)

It'll be a while before the Snake roll Spey cast http://www.flyfishingforum.com/UB/Public/Images/Default/roll.gif