Originally Posted by grouseman
With river flowing right to left, casting (one or two-handed) with right hand, why does the fly tend to tail upstream?
On the forward cast when you stop the rod,,,,you are twisting your hand to the right or torquing the rod in the direction the fly tails. This is sometimes difficult to correct if the muscle memory is established over a long time.
Try to exagerate the stop and observe if the fly tails a greater amount,,,,this should help focus on the cause.
I have a similar problem when tired and casting long distances with a single handed rods,,,,,, hooking to the left on long casts. If you can observe what you are doing that causes the problem,,,it will become easy to correct.