Fly Fish – Parts of the Cast

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dusty Wissmath, director of Dusty Wissmath’s Fly Fishing School and Guide Service based at Whitetail Resort, demonstrates the parts of the cast.

    Dusty Wissmath: Hi I am Dusty Wissmath and this is the introduction of fly fishing. Right now we are going to talk about the parts of the cast. We said that the fly rod is the flexible liver and we said that the fly line is the flexible weight. The first thing that we are going to do in our casting fly line, is to lift line off of the part of the water with the fly rod, that flexible lever. That s is called loading the rod. It starts as we lift that line off the wader. Loading the rod means that we are actually storing energy in this fly rod as it flexes. We are storing potential energy in the fly rod. The next part of cast is an acceleration to a quick stop. What that does is change that potential energy in to kinetic energy. Would we accelerate the fly rod into a quick stop, the tip of the rod grabs a piece of fly line closest to it and flips it over, and unrolls that fly line in a loop, and that s what we are trying to accomplish when we make any fly cast. So that are the basic parts of fly-cast. And now let s start out and I will show you the roll cast.