Female: So let’s just review a little bit about what we did. We just started out with the line lot in our index finger and did our just basic pick up and lay down. The line will go where the back cast goes where the right tip goes, right tip up high. We want to make sure they are back cast. It is really, really good quality that is very important. The success of the forward cast is directly related to the success of the back cast.
So then we got you with the line in the other hand. We gave your other hand a job. We did the cast forward and you let go and shop line. Most of you are doing that now, yes. Well, a little practice. We’ll practice goes a long way.
So basically, we were doing just a single pick up and then shooting a line and I think a lot of you now were thinking “Well, how do I get that line out to that boat in one cast?” Well, you can in one cast. So, then we talk about faults casting. Hold the line here, don’t let go, keep the line up in the air to start developing some line speed. Don’t cast anymore than three times in the air so that was a nice splatty cast and then on that last cast when you finish your forward cast you let go of the line and it will just go zing! As you cast and practice you’ll begin to feel experiment with letting some line go on the back and maybe letting some line go on the front.
That’s if you can feel that you’re one step ahead of the game. It will bring you right into our next progressional step which is what we call a single hole and a double hole. Single hole is the same. It’s just half of the double hole. These are terms that we use it as a technique. It’s not a new cast. It’s a technique to develop line speed so we can really shoot out some line to a fish that’s way over there.
Let me just show you what it looks like. I get my line going so we start again, same thing low rod tip during the rod back, look what my left hand does or doesn’t do. It’s not doing anything. It’s just staying right where it is. Not this, this is slack. Just put slack in your cast. Slack is a bad thing for a fly cast. Do you want to try to eliminate slacks so I’m just going to come apart a little bit keeping my left hand or if you’re a left hand caster your right hand pretty much is stationary.
What happens is because your hand doesn’t move the line is going back there’s a little bit of a pull on it. It increases the line speed or the momentum or the centrifugal force of the loop in the back. That’s a single hole pretty much. I mean if you really want to get aggressive you’ll give it a little jerk. You want to be able to it so enough so you can kind of get the rhythm going.
And it’s a matter of timing. It’s not strength. It’s not faster. It’s not slower. It’s just it’s an easy timing thing. You want to be able to feel the line going straight now behind you and straight not in front of you and you’ll filling your cast as you did yesterday when you finish your forward cast the line feels like it wants to kind of tag out, you let go. Here and goes and it shoots out.
I’m letting some line go out on the back cast and out of the front cast because there’s no set amount that I’m letting it out. It’s just I’m trying to feel the rod load and the speed of the line field. It takes a while to learn it. So real timing thing, it’s not something that you should expect yourself to be able to come out here and know how to do this by the end of today. It’s something that’s used for developing line speed wind. Now you need to get the line really going to punch through the wind to present your fly when you have wind right in your face, more of distance.
With your basic pick up and lay down, put the line in your index finger. Start out that way if that goes well then build up take the line out and put it in your other hand and just kind of build. If things start to kind of go array then go back to basics, think about your back cast number one, that’s mostly where most caster’s problems are the root of their problem is that back caster. They maybe doing this, sweeping the rod, straight up strolling back cast start out slow, lift and snap-pop to a nice strong back cast. All right, off you go.