Using the Snap-T Cast to Reposition Line

October 7, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

In this week’s “Fine Lines” column, Phil Monahan answers a reader request for advice on how to pick up and reposition long casts on big rivers. As Phil notes, “There is an easy way to do this, but you’ll need to master a couple of simple tricks: the roll-cast pickup and the snap-T cast. It’s a three-step process. First, a roll-cast pickup allows you to get the line to the surface, so you can move it upstream more easily. Then, the snap-T moves your line from downstream to upstream. And finally, another roll-cast pickup gets the line airborne, so you can make the presentation cast.”