Underhand casting tuition - single handed fly casting
- great for enclosed spaces

Underhand casting
 
 
 

Underhand casting (single handed)

If you want to learn to underhand cast, I can provide fly casting tuition and instruction and organise fly fishing schools. The single handed underhand cast is effective, elegant and a pleasure to make. The basic single-hand technique is not at all difficult to learn. From the fished out position the rod is raised slowly to 1 'o' clock and briefly checked. Then it is accelerated back to approximately 11 'o' clock where again it is checked before being allowed to drift backward to about 2 'o' clock whilst a "D loop" or belly of line is formed below the rod. The forward stroke starts from there with the line and leader in the water and is delivered by smooth and fast acceleration in an upwards direction stopping at 11 'o' clock in order to ensure that the line lifts cleanly to make the cast. This most basic form of the cast will get you into the rhythm of making these rolls correctly with 30 feet or so of line and 12 feet of leader.

To make the cast really effective the forward stroke is combined with a smooth and fast forward haul to accelerate the line and make long casts from restricted positions. Then as practice makes perfect, it will be found that it is possible to make excellent casts under bushes etc. with the rod lower to the side. Shown here is the most basic underhand cast there are many more variations of the Underhand cast taught during fly fishing lessons.

underhand cast Underhand cast starting position. After the line has been fished out, retrieve the backing and lift the rod to 1 o'clock.
goran andersson underhand cast
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Accelerate back to approximately 11 'o' clock then check before drifting back to about 10 'o' clock whilst a "D loop" or belly of line is formed below and behind the rod.
To make the cast really effective the forward stroke is combined with a smooth and fast forward haul to accelerate the line and make long casts from restricted positions. Contact me to book lessons on this whole family of casts. fly fishing tuition
fly fishing school The forward stroke starts from 11 o'clock with the line and leader in the water and is delivered by smooth and fast acceleration in an upwards direction stopping at 1 'o' clock in to ensure that the line lifts cleanly to make the cast.
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