"Hitting" Your Cast

February 24, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“If casting a slow rod is like driving an old Dodge Power Wagon, then casting a stiff action fly rod is much like driving a turbo Ferrari. Stepping on the gas pedal of the Power Wagon generates a slow and gradual acceleration, whereas punching the gas pedal on the Ferrari will more than likely rearrange your face from exposure to instantaneous G-forces.” Writer and photographer Rich Culver compares proficiency in fly casting to consistency in hitting a baseball, then likens rod action to car performance. In the Capital City Weekly.