Casting: Controlling the Line Hand

May 30, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

This week on MidCurrent, Phil Monahan takes on a basic question about why line speed gets lost in the forward cast. Most novice anglers, he points out, do just fine when they instinctively “haul” on the backcast. But moving the hand toward the rod on the forward cast is sure to rob a fly line of energy.