Monday, 18 April 2011

Bolton Fly Tyers Casting Group

Bolton Fly Tyers Casting Group.
17th April 2011

A group of Bolton Fly Tyers Members have in recent months worked on improving their casting with Mike Roden and on occasions the Game Angling Instructors Association members Mike is coaching for their assessments as instructors.

Today we had an opportunity to sharpen up the techniques learned and it could not have been a better day with glorious sunshine, enough of a breeze to make you think but not enough to wreck your best efforts.  By the end of the morning everyone felt they had made significant progress and took away a few tips on how to continue to improve.  Certainly there was a noticeable reduction in the sound of rods swishing through the air as we learned it was the rod that was supposed to do the work not a strong right arm.  Mike also shared with us some of his own philosophy regarding practicing and left us all with plenty to think about.

I guess the most important thing is to recognise that the abrupt stops on the back and forward cast are critical in good casting and producing well-formed loops.  Easier said than done for most of us

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