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Angels spend their lives perfecting a cast of grace and precision. Quite simply, we envision the loops that fly through the air to float in the water beautifully and gently. However, with streamer fishing, your casting must be tailored to the weight of the fly.

When casting a streamer, stand on top of the hole or current you are trying to fish. Depend on the weight of your fly, and your casting method will vary. For example, when using a small (size 16-10), average overhead, double hole cast will suffice, but using a more extensive and heavier fly (usually with extra weight like a split shot), finding the right cast requires less creativity.

With conventional casting, the weight of the line is the force that drives the fly into the water. Now that the fly is much heavier than the line, the angler must accommodate force change. Things to keep in mind when casting heavy streamers

Select your target. Before you do any casting, choose the place where your fly is going to land. Slightly upstream is always your best bet because it will give your fly maximum time and time to dive into the water.
Fill. It does not need to be a back cast. As long as there is tension in the fly before the drive, there will be enough power to send the streamer to fly.
It only takes a swing or two. No matter how far your target is, without enough line, the weight of the fly will easily travel through the air and drive the inertia of the load.
Finish with the rod tip. At the end of the cast, make sure your rod tip is finished in the air (approx 120 degrees). This not only allows the fly to move further but also allows the fish to gently sink into the water as a way to avoid being exploited.
Most importantly, no matter the fly, be sure to hit within 4-5 inches of the remote bank. This ensures that it covers all the water you are fishing for and attracts the attention of larger fish.
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