Monday, April 13, 2009

Casting Lesson of the Week - The Snake Roll

This weeks cast, the Snake Roll, is probably the best doublehand cast out there for a quick, precise direction change. As demonstrated in the video it can be done from both river right and river left casting positions. This cast can also be performed with singlehand rods, and is very effective along brushy banks that eliminate all possibilities for a standard overhead back cast. The most important factor in executing this cast is the size of the circle you make with the tip of your rod which will determine the position for the line anchor. Too large of a circle places the anchor too close to you and can result in a smack in the back of the head by the fly. Too small of a circle and the anchor will set too far away creating loop that will collapse on itself. The desired line anchor position is about 6-8 feet to the side of your body you are casting from. Enjoy!!

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