Wednesday, December 28, 2011

To Do List.

We've had folks contact us about trips for the 2012 season they have booked. One question we field is "What can I do to prepare better for my trip"? We could write paragraphs on gear, patterns and lodging. Our first answer is always the same. Practice casting.

It is the crucial skill of this game. Tough day/conditions? It's going to be even tougher when you can't throw when the winds blowing. On any given day we can be throwing fly sizes from 2-20. Can your stroke adjust? Most days fish are caught between 25 and 40 feet. Is that distance doable? You've heard us say "put it in the lane" too many times. How's your accuracy?

Overhead, roll, snap T, shock and the reach cast are in the quiver. Fishing casts catch fish. Period. Find the time to practice a little every week. Better yet, book a tune up with a good instructor. Be ready for that first rise of 2012.

Posted by Picasa


  1. Missouri River? That guy hooked up there might have had to roll-cast to the rising fish....

  2. The Madison. He did roll casts to grab a few nice fish from that hard to reach lie.