How to Fly Cast, the 4-Part Cast

There are four parts to a good fly cast. Let's go through each of them together.

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How to Fly CastL.L.Bean Fly Fishing

There are four parts to a fly cast:1. The Pickup2. Back Cast Stop3. Forward Stop4. Presentation

Part 1: The PickupLift and smoothly accelerate to the back cast stop position

Part 2: The Back Cast StopBack Cast Stop PositionArm Bent at a 90-degree AnglePause to let the line straigthen out behind you

Part 3: The Forward CastAfter the line unfurls behind you, smoothly accelerate the rod forward to a high forward-stop position.Pause to let the fly line roll off the rod tip, creating a tight loop.

Part 4: The PresentationLower your rod tip with the line as it falls.The rod tip will now be back where you started, just above the water's surface.

Review: The Four-Part CastThe PickupThe Back Cast StopThe Forward CastThe Presentation

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