Fly Casting; Fly fishing for beginners

Fly Casting
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Fly Casting; Fly fishing for beginners

Fly casting methods for beginners are hard to learn with out proper guidance. Unfortunately, it would be rare for most serious fly fishermen to want a newbie coming with them on a fly fishing expedition. Not because they are anti-social, but because the fish are! They are very sensitive to what happens in and by the water. It is also very expensive for one hour lessons and you may not even remember all you learn in the short space of time. The best place to learn the ins and outs of fly casting methods for beginners is actually online with a good eBook. When reading about fly fishing for beginners, you will also be able to see pictures, drawing, and associated videos so that you will actually learn all the tricks and secrets of fly fishing.

Fly casting methods for beginners will show you basic casts that you can use in almost every kind of conditions before you progress onto harder techniques which you will find much easier if you perfect the basic casts first. You’ll also learn what to do with your wrist, your elbow and your shoulder in order to have a perfect cast. Of course a perfect cast means the fly or lure will land just in front of the fish so it will be at the right depth when the fish passes so this means placing the fly about a foot in front of the fish. This will require a tremendous amount of practice, of course, but practicing for such a wonderful sport is actually rather fun.

Because the fly line is coated, it is necessary to use line that you do not mind throwing away especially if you practice casting on concrete. Or if you want to use good line, practice on a body of water, or on grass. If you so desire, you might not use an actual hook but instead tie a piece of wool onto the line so that you do not hurt yourself or someone else when casting and you will still be able to tell where your “fly” landed from watching the piece of wool. I learned how to cast this way as did many other anglers.

Learning how to cast is not a matter of strength or force but precision and timing. This is why both men and women can become experts in fly casting. Proper casting means that you understand the energy needed to cast where you desire, and that you understand exactly when to stop the rod so that the fly lands exactly where you desire it. Basic fly casting methods include short and long distance casts over the shoulder eventually moving onto more difficult ones such as the spey and roll cast.

When you practice it’s also a good idea to have a definite goal in mind. You can accomplish this by putting a pot lid 30 feet away for instance. 30 feet is considered a short cast and therefore, do also keep in mind that you will need at least 30 feet of clear space behind you as well. This means that you will also need to check for electrical, phone and other assorted cables that may be above you.

Be sure and check often behind you, as the line is going to be exerting momentum very fast, even if it has no hook on it, and it can still injure a person or animal rather badly.

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