Casting Essentials: Straight Line Path

April 9, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Carl McNeil

Casting expert Carl McNeil explains why moving the rod tip in a straight line is essential to loop formation and effective cast control.  This three minute lesson covers the three main loop shapes and the actions that create them.

Excerpt: “In order to form the most efficient, least air resistant loops, you must move the rod tip in a straight line path—in both vertical and horizontal planes…..The line always follows the path of the rod tip. Therefore, if you can get that rod tip pointed in a really straight line, and employ crisp, absolute stops, you’re going to get some really nice loops.”

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