Tom Rosenbauer: "The Top Five Casting Mistakes"

August 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

In his recent podcast, Tom Rosenbauer lists the top five errors fly fishers make when casting.
Excerpt: “Number one is too much false casting. The more your line stays in the air, the more likely you’re going to screw up. When the line is on the water, you can’t make a casting mistake. And really, it only takes two — at the most, three — false casts to lengthen your line, to dry off your fly, to reposition your casting angle. Any more than that is really wasted effort, and the more chance you’re going to hit a tree, you’re going to drop your backcast, the wind is going to catch your cast.”