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BILL GAMMELS FIVE ESSENTIALS OF FLY CASTING
Bill Gammels 5 Essentials of Fly casting: An introduction.
These "5 Essentials" have become the foundation of all sound teaching and are the cornerstone of the Federation of Fly Fishers casting program. Beginner through to expert - If you have even the vaguest interest in improving your cast - these lessons are absolutely invaluable.
"Power must me applied smoothly throughout the casting stroke. Start slow, finish fast. Incorrect, or abrupt power application is the cause of a number of casting faults - the most notable, Tailing Loops"
"Of all the slack line casts this is the one that you’ll use most often, in-fact if you tend to present your fly side on and at an angle to your fish - (and I suggest you do) then you’ll want to use this cast pretty much every time you throw a fly..."
"Although it is not a slack line cast, the Roll Cast really is a special cast – it’s the foundation of all Spey casts and once mastered it opens up a myriad of extremely effective casts for both the single and two handed rod...."