The Basic Cast with the Fly Rod
Posted In Fly Fishing Basics on Saturday, March 6th 2021

The Basic Cast with the Fly Rod

Northeast Outdoors Experience Staff

The fly rod is a simple tool once mastered. Fly casting is accomplished by casting the line and not the lure. The rod is used somewhat like a whip to cause the line to form loops in one way or another which are transferred along the line, propelling it forward or backwards.

The basic cast is dependent upon one principle alone. Whatever your see in front of you related to the fly line is mirrored in the action of the line behind you. The length of time in the air until the line is straight is the same in front of you and in back of you. There should be no snap behind you as the forward part of the cast is started, (didn