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Tag: reach cast

Mending Alternative: the Underpowered Cast

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: The other day, I heard someone talking about using an “underpowered” cast instead of mending. How do you do that? Robert S., Orinda, CA Answer: Sometimes, when you’re fishing in tight quarters or casting across a very fast current, you don’t have the space or time to...

The Reach and Reach Recoil Casts

Mark Raisler from Headhunters Fly Shop on the upper Missouri River in Montana demonstrates the reach and the reach recoil casts.

Beyond Competence, Part II

IN THE FIRST part of this series, we looked at techniques that advanced anglers use to help with the pickup and backcast. These tricks enable you to shave the number of strokes you need to get your fly back on the water at the end of a drift. In this article, we're going to look at two more advanced techniques. The first, shooting during the reach cast...