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Joan Wulff: The Reach Cast

March 20, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Jeffrey Pill | Miracle Productions

“THE REACH CAST” is from “Joan Wulff’s Dynamics of Fly Casting,” in which a recognized master of fly casting instruction demonstrates the elements of great casting: vital hand and arm movements and practice routines for learning almost all kinds of casts.

Excerpt: “A dry fly fisherman has to be aware of what we call ‘drag.’ Drag is that motion that makes the fly look as if it is a water-skier instead of a free-floating insect, and it’s caused by the currents that work on the line and leader. So we need affect that by doing what we call a ‘Reach Cast,’ which will put the arm and the upper part of the rod upstream of the fly, so that the fly drifts down first.”

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