The Pile Cast

Producer: Carl McNeil

One of the most basic of the slack line casts is the Pile, Puddle, or Parachute Cast—three different names for essentially the same cast.

To execute the Pile Cast, make a low back cast and a high forward cast.  Immediately after the stop, rapidly lower the rod tip to water level. The line should land in a large heap in front of you.  This is a great cast for swirling back eddies, or complex currents where lots of slack and not a lot of accuracy is required.

Advantages: Easy to execute, lots of slack.

Disadvantages: Poor accuracy, difficult to control in wind.

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