“The Basic Cast” is from “Joan Wulff’s Dynamics of Fly Casting,” in which a recognized master of fly casting instruction demonstrates the elements of great casting: vital hand and arm movements and practice routines for learning almost all kinds of casts.
Excerpt: “Fly casting is the back-and-forth motion of the forearm and hand within the up-and-down motion of the whole arm. The wrist moves from bent down to straight. The forearm comes back in line with the upper arm. And the elbow lifts and lowers, to engage that upper arm action. It’s an overall acceleration to a stop.”
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