"Load, Snap and Drift"

May 22, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Wulff breaks down fly-casting into three segments – ‘loading’ or lifting the line for the back-cast; the ‘power snap,’ which is defined by acceleration of the rod and line to a stopping point; and the ‘drift’ – allowing a time lag for the line to straighten. The same three segments are repeated for the forward cast.” Joan Wulff talks about the elements of good casting in this article about women fly casters. Daryl Gadbow in the Missoulian.