Casting expert Carl McNeil describes how to eliminate slack in your cast and why it is so important in loading the rod.
Excerpt: “There are many problems associated with slack line, and probably the most common is that the rod will begin to unload, or unload prematurely…. Ideally there must be no slack line within the system. The elimination of slack line is the most efficient manner in which to cast a fly line. Start with the rod tip low and the line straight….”
The Five Essentials
Casting Essentials: Eliminate Slack
Casting Essentials: Timing
Casting Essentials: Variable Casting Arc
Casting Essentials: Power Application
Casting Essentials: Straight Line Path