One of the most basic of the slack line casts is the Pile, Puddle, or Parachute Cast—three different names for essentially the same cast.
To execute the Pile Cast, make a low back cast and a high forward cast. Immediately after the stop, rapidly lower the rod tip to water level. The line should land in a large heap in front of you. This is a great cast for swirling back eddies, or complex currents where lots of slack and not a lot of accuracy is required.
Advantages: Easy to execute, lots of slack.
Disadvantages: Poor accuracy, difficult to control in wind.
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