Friday, January 02, 2009

Second casting lesson

Yesterday afternoon I took my padawan learner to a small pond to get some additional practice casting with his fly rod. This time, we tied on a leader and fly so we could also work on retrieve techniques.

Among learning how to retrieve a fly, we also worked on picking up the line from the water. We also covered the haul as we did this to increase loading the rod for a forward cast. In addition, I showed him how to use his index finger and thumb on his line hand to create a "guide" for the line to shoot through.

All in all, there was a lot of information provided and I let him soak it in and practice his casts into the water. He did quite well. The lessons will continue...

2 comments:

Fat Guy Alex said...

Good for you, starting the boy out right.

But be careful man, soon he will be outcasting you, and the smack-talking will never end!

texasflyfisher said...

You got that right Alex! The boy can probably come up with some funny comebacks.