Casting: “It’s About Tempo”

May 28, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

We’ve all had the experience of watching a perfect cast fall apart when our timing goes awry. But why does casting have to follow the “standard beat” in any case, and could this be the source of the problem? In this week’s Fly Fishing Jazz column, Kirk Deeter suggests that a syncopated beat makes better music.