I have been talking about learning to fly cast for Bream this summer for a few months now. Josh has lent me a 5 weight fly rod and reel to learn with, I have read articles and watched videos on how to fly cast over the past few weeks. The weekend just passed I had the chance to put all the theory into practice.
The main key points I picked up from articles and video were:
- To have a relaxed “handshake” style grip
- Don’t let your wrist bend
- The rod tip needs to move in more of a straight line, rather than an arc
- Each motion forwards and backwards needs to stop sharply
Coordinating all these basic points was more difficult than I had anticipated. After about half an hour of casting and tips from Josh I managed to produce some relatively good short casts but struggled a little with timing when I had more than 25-30ft of line out. A bit more casting practice and I might be ready to tie on some flies and catch some fish.